Anyone who has ever tried to remove graffiti from their home or business will know how difficult it can be to do so. It can also take a lot of time to completely scrub the graffiti away, but if you use the right tools, equipment and techniques then you can reduce the time it takes and also reduce further damage to your property.
There is no guaranteed technique that will work on every kind of graffiti and surface, so finding a successful method may unfortunately be a case of trial and error before you find a working solution. If you have problems with graffiti on your property, take a look at our helpful advice below.
Identify the surface and the method
The first thing you should do when attempting to remove graffiti is to identify the surface that has been targeted. Different surfaces and materials such as concrete, brick and wood will require different removal techniques, so it’s important to identify the surface and get the right tools for the job.
You should also consider the source of the graffiti. The most common source will be spray paint, but this could also be permanent markers or another source. Again, this will help you decide what equipment you need to remove the graffiti as quickly and efficiently as possible.
If you’re going to remove the graffiti yourself, it’s important to take proper precautions to protect yourself and anyone assisting you. Wear the correct clothing including gloves and safety goggles to protect your skin. If you are using a chemical based product to remove the graffiti you may also want to use a respirator for maximum protection. Once you’re finished, it is also important that you dispose of any products safely.
Removing graffiti can be a challenging task and can potentially take up a lot of time. If you are unsure about the proper techniques or simply don’t have the time and need the graffiti removed urgently, you could consider hiring a professional company. Charles Piton Limited are experienced in removing graffiti and offer a friendly and efficient service. If you would like help or advice on dealing with graffiti, do not hesitate to contact our professional team today.