- 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
Kelowna is booming, with the fastest growing urban area in the country. With a spike in population, there is a spike in construction and that means more and more maintenance. Spread over a large area, it can be tough to keep up with the needs of properties in urban centres and rural areas, but not for our Gorillas! If spray paint is staining your property, call a Gorilla for your Kelowna graffiti removal services.
Nearly everyone has experienced graffiti in one way or another. In the right circumstances, street art can be a really great addition to homes and businesses, but more often than not, graffiti is offensive or ugly. It is not uncommon for property owners to try to take spray paint removal into their own hands, but this can do more harm than good! Don’t risk unnecessary damage or an enlarged stain when you can get help from the experts.
Graffiti Removal: What to Know
When you get paint on skin, it is simple enough to wash your hands with a bit of dish soap, but when paint is splashed on surfaces, it is an entirely different story. Attempting to remove paint with simple tools, like nail polish remover, lacquer thinner or even a paint scraper can lead to serious damage, depending on your materials.
Reaching for basic paint thinners can lead to paint bleeding, while focusing on the more obvious stains alone, can lead behind overspray. Treating only surfaces, can also leave shadowing behind. This is where basic DIY practices become harmful to your space. Rubbing alcohol, for example can help to loosen surface stains when applied to water based paint, which can then bleed down walls, carrying paint with it.
Paints come in many styles and makeups, which makes proper removal a complicated process. Treating an oil based paint is much different than treating a water based paint, so it is important to be able to identify the difference. The same can be said for the surfaces that have paint on them! Understanding the different components of construction materials is just as (if not more) important than knowing paint.
Treating vulnerable areas like stucco or vinyl siding and even a metal surface, means creating a catered treatment plan, that focuses on your unique space. The right tools are key to a great result. When you want to remove spray paint from metal, pressure washers might be the right call, but this definitely isn’t the case for stucco or vinyl and can lead to breakage and water damage.
Swift treatment is the key to permanent removal. Call our Gorillas as soon as graffiti is found. Over long periods of time, paint can bake into the surface of your property’s exterior. Due to it’s tendency to penetrate surfaces, speedy removal of graffiti is vital. This makes it almost impossible to remove completely without repainting.
Kelowna Graffiti Removal: First Impressions Are Key
If you own a business in Kelowna, you understand the importance of curb appeal. Tourism is a huge industry and competition is high. A messy exterior, or having offensive symbols and words splashed across your walls can deter foot traffic and ruin your sales day; this is why our Gorillas prioritize removal for offensive or hateful vandalism.
When we send our technicians to your home or business, our mission is to let the culprits know graffiti will not be tolerated, and doing so in an environmentally friendly way. Quick removal lets street artists understand that their tags won’t be up long, so they should find a new place to leave their mark.
For those properties that are experiencing regular vandalism, our Gorillas can offer scheduled patrols, as well as emergency call-out services. With an eco-friendly approach and state-of-the-art equipments and fully insured staff, our Gorillas bring excellent results and peace of mind, right to your front door.