- Identify the tag (examine the substrate)
- Flag off the area
- Remove graffiti with eco-friendly solutions
- Pressure wash the area clean
- Before and after photos – no damage to property, restore it to new
There are plenty of ways to improve the look of your structures, but graffiti is not one of them. Unless you are commissioning a full, artistic mural, the majority of spray paint left on properties are unsightly tags or offensive designs. Instead of learning to live with an unwanted paint job, call a Gorilla for your Brockville graffiti removal and have your home or commercial space looking better than ever.
Graffiti: What to Know
When it comes to graffiti, anything can be a canvas. From a blank wall or garage door, to a street sign, mailbox or even patio furniture, there is nowhere that street artists won’t leave their mark. If you have ever had to remove paint from your skin, you know all you have to do is wash your hands with a bit of dish soap to remove the discolouration. A bit of soap, olive oil or even nail polish remover might do the trick on skin and other finished surfaces, but exterior areas are a different story altogether.
Part of what makes spray paint removal so difficult are the surfaces that it is applied to, and the method of delivery itself. The first step to any successful removal is to understand exactly what you are working with. For example, removing spray paint from metal is a much different process than removing it from wood or stucco. The longer that paint is allowed to sit, the worse the stain becomes. Direct sunlight will bake paint further into the façade of a structure, meaning a greater chance of shadowing being left behind.
There are plenty of DIY options and “how-to’s” online, detailing amateur approaches to graffiti cleaning or removal, but these methods can do more harm than good. Attempting to remove graffiti with a bit of lacquer thinner or a paint scraper can result in bleeding, which elongates stains, or in damage to aged or weakened materials. Hiring professional graffiti removal services from Gorilla means highly-trained technicians arrive on-scene with the right tools and experience to have your property looking better than ever.
Having graffiti sitting on walls is a quick way to drive down property values. If you are looking to have a valuation done on your home or commercial space, or are hoping to sell, clear walls are the first step to home improvement.
Gorilla Graffiti Removal: Getting the Best Results
Each member of the Gorilla team is dedicated, not only to getting the best results, but doing so in an environmentally friendly way. Stripping away stains requires more than a clean cloth and bit of water, but it does not always require a hard chemical, either. Gorilla experts know how to identify and treat many different types of staining, from water based paint, to oil based and everything in-between.
Each graffiti removal service begins with a thorough inspection and assessment, with the aim of creating a customized treatment plan according to the age and condition of your structures. From there, a unique treatment plan can be made, involving eco-conscious cleansers, Gorilla Brushes, power washers, paint matching and a variety of other tools and techniques. If you find your structures are being painted over and over again, ask an expert about an optional anti-graffiti coating, for making future removal, that much simpler. Call today for your free quote.