- 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
No one understands just how problematic graffiti is better than a property owner. Unlike other art forms that are put on canvas and hung nicely on a wall, spray paint can be applied just about anywhere and at any time. Some street art can be beautiful but more often than not, homes and businesses are splashed with ugly designs or tags. If you are having a hard time keeping up with street art, call a Gorilla for your Muskoka graffiti removal services.
Getting to Know Graffiti
Part of what makes spray paint such a problem for property managers is that it can appear at any time, with no warning. You might go to bed with a clean space, only to wake up to an unwanted mural. It is easy to ignore small tags or designs but whether large or small, leaving paint to sit only makes for bigger problems.
If spray paint is left to sit, it bakes further down into the façade of your structures. The further down paint is ground-in, the more difficult it is to remove. Basic graffiti removal products are designed to remove colours from surface levels but these can leave shadows behind. Worse than just leaving shadows, improper removal techniques can lead to bleeding, which makes the stain even larger.
It is common for certain properties to be tagged more than once, or by multiple artists. The reason for this is that street artists are competitive. If you happen to have a property on a busy corner or one that has open areas in a back lane, you might be the ideal target for a tag. As soon as one artist leaves their mark, it does not take long for another to want to compete. There isn’t much that you can do about location but quick removal can help to deter street artists from approaching your space again.
Gorilla Graffiti Removal: Great Results, Done Safely
It is simple to visit a hardware store, collecting cleaning products and renting power washers. The trouble comes from not knowing how to use these according to the unique age and condition of your space. Pressure washing vulnerable areas can lead to cracks, breakage or bald patches in stucco. When it comes to graffiti, cleaning these areas requires a customized touch and that is just what our Gorillas provide.
When you are looking for a solution to graffiti vandalism, it is important to protect your property but it is also important to care for surrounding areas. Gorilla treatments opt for environmentally friendly removal techniques wherever possible. In addition to expert service on a call-out or recurring basis, our Gorillas offer optional anti-graffiti coatings designed to make future removal even easier. Call today for your free quote and get started on removing graffiti.