Graffiti is a common problem for commercial and residential property owners. For those who find they frequently get hit with graffiti, this can be a very frustrating problem to deal with. When it comes to removing graffiti, brick walls can pose one of the harder challenges. Natural brick can simply be painted over when hit with graffiti. Luckily, graffiti can be cleaned off with pressure cleaning and without damaging the brick. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning will share how graffiti is removed from brick.
Prevent Damage when Removing Graffiti
Graffiti is made by the illegal and uncaring artist in the neighborhood, who are also known as taggers. Taggers most often use cans of spray paint as their primary artistry tool. Spray paint can be cleaned and removed using harsh cleaners. However, even with the best paint cleaners and scrubbing, shadows of the previous artwork will remain on the brick. Brick is very porous and tiny paint particles can remain inside the pores, leaving some traces of the graffiti. When removing graffiti from brick the time and effort put into removing the paint never seems to pay off. Not only will removing paint from the brick never yield perfect results, most chemicals used to remove spray paint can damage and erode the brick. As replacing brick can be a major hassle and at times impossible, you will want to make sure that the brick is not damaged during cleaning.
Using a Pressure Washer to Remove Graffiti
When you need to clean graffiti off of brick you can use pressure cleaning. When done correctly, such as by a professional pressure cleaner, the graffiti can be removed and leave no traces of shadowing. A more gentle graffiti remover is added to the cleaning solution in the tank of a pressure cleaning machine. The power or force from a pressure cleaner is strong enough to remove the paint off the brick. The cleaning solution is pushed deep into the pores of the brick as well as the paint removal formula can break down the paint. Once the paint remover or cleaning solution has had time to break down the paint, it is then rinsed away with plain water. Depending on the size of the tag, removing graffiti from brick can take between one to three hours.
Better to Remove Graffiti from Brick or Paint Over?
Graffiti is much easier and quicker to remove than scrubbing over the paint. Painting over brick can also be very tricky and is often discouraged as brick does not take paint well. Brick can be tricky to clean especially when spray painted by taggers. When graffiti is found on brick surfaces, it is strongly recommended to seek professional pressure cleaner services. A professional will know how to efficiently clean brick surfaces of paint or other substances that are on it. They can safely remove paint without damaging the brick.
Graffiti Removal & More in McDonough, Barnesville, Fayetteville, Covington, Locust Grove, Griffin, Stockbridge & Social Circle Georgia
Pressure cleaning is fast and effective when performed by professionals. When you discover graffiti on your home or on the property and you need help removing it, contact a professional pressure cleaning service. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning provides graffiti removal and much more for both commercial and residential property. For quality pressure cleaning services, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning today.