- 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
Ontario has a thriving art scene but there is a big difference between seeing paint on a canvas and having paint on your outside walls. Every day, property owners across the Scarborough area are waking up to find unwanted tags and murals splashed across their home or workspaces. These stains can drag down curb appeal and create a bad first impression, so it is important to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Whether it is your first time managing spray paint or vandalism is a regular occurrence, our Gorillas can lend a helping paw. Safe and effective removal is the name of the game with our Scarborough graffiti removal services.
Understanding Street Artists
One of the first things that property owners should know about graffiti artists, is that they are competitive. Tags are designed to sit on surfaces as signatures. These tags might be small or large but in both cases, they attract attention. It is easy to let a small design slide but they can encourage new artists to leave their own mark over top. This means dealing with layers and layers of spray paints. One of the reasons that graffiti vandalism is so wide-spread is that spray paint is so easy to get at. Just about every hardware and department store has a paint section with dozens of different styles and colours of aerosol paint. Supplies that are easy to buy and easy to transport make this process simple practice for artists and a common annoyance for owners. Just because graffiti is common, doesn’t mean that you have to be stuck with it.
Plenty of property owners try to take on stains and discolourations by themselves, only to have the process end up in disaster. Household cleaning products can cause damage to sensitive areas or can even grow stains through paint bleeding. In addition to damage from chemical cleaners, hard brushes or brute force can leave bald patches on stucco or crack vinyl siding. When it comes to graffiti, clearing it away should be left to industry professionals, like our Gorillas! By using eco-friendly cleaning products and specialized tools, our experts get results without the threat of unnecessary damage.
The Gorilla Process
Property maintenance can seem complicated but after years in the industry, our specialists can treat every type of space and structure. Public domains or private property; homes or a commercial property; it is all in a days work for a Gorilla! Environmentally friendly cleansers are used to loosen surface dirt so it can be brushed away with special bristle brushes. Once loose dirt is cleaned away, soft washers can help to dig deep down into textures, removing even the toughest stains. The longer that paint is left to sit on walls, it bakes further and further down into the façade of your structure. After a while, even the toughest removal products can’t get it out. This is where paint matching comes in! No matter what condition your walls are in, there is a way to get them looking great again. Before any project is finished, exteriors are treated with an anti-graffiti protective coating. It is impossible to completely prevent graffiti from happening, but removal can be made easier!