- 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
Spray paint can be applied to a surface in a matter of seconds, but getting rid of it can take a lot longer than that. There is no doubt that graffiti can be an amazing art form, but it can also be a real pain for property owners. Instead of struggling with unsightly tags or offensive designs, call a Gorilla for your Cornwall graffiti removal.
Knocking over a paint can onto a concrete floor can lead to quick fixes, like lacquer thinner or a paint scraper but depending on the surface material, these techniques can lead to wide-scale damage. Removing graffiti properly requires a catered approach, designed for your unique property, and that is exactly what our Gorillas bring to the table.
Spray Paint Removal: What to Know
Removing paint from your skin is simple enough, all it takes is to wash your hands, or apply a bit of olive oil or rubbing alcohol to pull away residue. Managing construction materials, however, is a lot more complicated. An unwanted paint job can be applied to any blank surface, at any time of day or night. Removing spray paint from metal is a much different process than removing it from stucco.
The most common tools for graffiti artists are aerosol paint cans. Due to the shape and style of these, property owners are met with more than just one direct spray. Removing the initial design is necessary but focusing on that alone leaves shadowing and overspray behind. Just applying paint thinner to these areas can lead to colour bleeding that extends the stain, leading to an even bigger problem.
While it is possible to treat harder surfaces with a pressure washer and a bit of elbow grease, these techniques can damage other materials. Stucco and vinyl siding, for example, are at risk of damage from high pressure sprays. Professional care and maintenance can help to create a treatment plan for recurring paint removal or as a one-time service.
In the same way that it is important to understand your construction materials, it is important to understand what type of paint you are dealing with. Water based paint, for example, will require a different approach than an oil based one. Put the clean cloth and nail polish remover to the side and reach for the phone instead.
Gorilla Graffiti Removal Services: The Best Results, Every Time
Don’t bother wasting time on a DIY method that doesn’t work when you can call an expert for your graffiti cleaning and removal. Many property owners delay professional removal services but the longer you wait, the worse your situation becomes. Calling a Gorilla at the first sign of graffiti means great results, with an environmentally friendly approach.
In addition to removal services, Gorilla Property Services offer an optional anti-graffiti coating. While this addition does not prevent spray paint from being applied, it makes future removal quick and simple. Call today for your free quote.