When your home or business has fallen victim to vandalism like graffiti, it can be devastating. You will likely want it removed as soon as possible, but don’t have the tools or know how to get the job done. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning is here to share some tips to help you quickly and efficiently get rid of graffiti from several different types of surfaces.
How to Remove Graffiti from Plastic Surfaces
The best way to remove graffiti from plastic surfaces is with a light, penetrating oil. You should never try to use paint thinners since that will damage the plastic by softening it and causing cloudiness that will be permanent. To remove the graffiti after you have applied the oil, use ultra-fine steel or bronze wool to do the job. Don’t rub vigorously, but very lightly and gently to work at removing the unwanted images.
Removing Graffiti from Metal
Metal is a little bit more durable that plastic and therefore, you can use paint thinner on it to remove graffiti. You can also use the same type of light, penetrating oil you would use on plastic. Not only can you use steel or bronze wool to remove it, but you can also try using sandpaper to remove the images. If you still can see graffiti after these two methods, you can power wash to remove the rest from the surface.
How to Remove Graffiti Art from Painted Wood Fences & More
When working with wood, it all depends on whether or not the wood has been sealed or stained. When you are working with wood that has been sealed or stained, minerals spirits can be used to remove graffiti. If you try this method on wood that hasn’t been sealed, then it will make the problem worse by driving the paint deeper into the wooden surface. Power washing is the best way to remove it at that point.
Graffiti Removal Techniques from Brick, Concrete & Masonry
There are two methods that work well when removing graffiti from masonry surfaces, power washing and sandblasting. When power washing, make sure you don’t use a narrow tip to avoid leaving an outline of the area that was treated. Sandblasting should be done carefully as well. You don’t want to blast in one place for too long to avoid damaging the surface and leaving traces of graffiti removal when done.
Graffiti Removal Service in McDonough, Barnesville, Fayetteville, Covington, Locust Grove & Griffin Georgia
At Big Moose Pressure Cleaning, we know how difficult and time consuming it is to remove graffiti. This needs to be done with care to avoid damaging the surfaces being treated as well. We have the experience and time to dedicate to removing the graffiti from your premises as quickly as possible so you don’t have to be reminded of this vandalism that you have fallen victim to. After an inspection of the graffiti on your property, we will offer a custom plan of action that will either involve pressure washing or sandblasting. Call us today!