Graffiti Removal tips

Remove unwanted graffiti

Although some graffiti is considered art, the majority of it is an eyesore and causes a nuisance for businesses, councils and domestic property owners. It can give potential customers a poor impression of a business, cause an eyesore for local communities and create a financial burden for councils. 

Graffiti comes in a variety of forms; tags are the most basic form of graffiti which are usually relatively easy to remove. Large multi coloured pieces however, are a lot harder to remove. Graffiti tends to be more difficult to remove than it is to create and is a task best left to a professional graffiti removal company as the process will almost certainly involve the use of chemicals and powerful equipment. 

Removing graffiti from plastics

Plastic is usually one of the easier surfaces to remove graffiti from. First, start by using soapy water and scrub thoroughly. If that doesn’t work, use a penetrating oil and apply it using wire wool and scrub in a circular motion but be careful not to scratch the plastic. Avoid using harsh chemicals like paint thinners as they can often damage or soften plastic surfaces

Removing graffiti from a wall 

The surface of the wall will depend on which approach to use to remove graffiti. Smooth walls such as plastered or rendered walls tend to be easier to remove graffiti from than bare brick or stone walls. If the wall is already painted, it may be easier and cheaper to paint over the graffiti than it is to remove it, however, be prepared to apply several coats to completely cover the graffiti. 

Removing graffiti from brickwork

Brickwork is one of the most difficult surfaces to remove graffiti from. Bricks are very porous so the paint absorbs into the bricks making it very time consuming to remove all forms of graffiti. Using a brush with solvents or chemicals to remove graffiti from brickwork isn’t very effective; you can spend hours using this method with no success. Removing graffiti from brickwork is best left to the professionals who have the appropriate machinery and experience to effectively remove graffiti without damaging the surface. 

How much does graffiti removal cost?

The cost of removing graffiti depends on a number of factors; the size of the graffiti, the surface, the location and the cost of chemicals and labour. Lancashire Cleaning Services offer a competitively priced graffiti removal service and a free no obligation quote. 

Finding your property has been vandalised by graffiti can be an unpleasant surprise. Depending on where the graffiti is located and the type of surface it has been applied to, you may decide to clean it off yourself. If you don’t have the time, knowledge or materials to do this, your best option is to contact a graffiti removal specialist.

The longer graffiti remains on the surface it has been applied to, the harder it is to remove. However you decide to proceed, acting quickly will save time and money. To find out more about our graffiti removal process, contact one of the team today

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