Graffiti has been a lack luster aspect of many neighborhoods, shopping centers and other areas of cities that are unattractive and leave a feeling of filth and even abandonment. Most graffiti is ugly, scribbled and unwanted. Some of the people responsible for graffiti claim that they are only improving the look of a fence or a building by adding their “art” to the structure. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case, because the property they are vandalizing is not their own and they did not receive permission from the people who do own the structure to paint on it. Removing graffiti can cost owners up to thousands of dollars. Graffiti is not a public service, but an act of vandalism which degrades property and costs money to remove.
DIY Removal of Graffiti
Removing graffiti is a difficult task to take upon you. Simply scrubbing the vandalized structure with soap and water will not get rid of the paint. Paint is meant to be a permanent medium and removing it takes a great amount of effort and special tools that the everyday consumer may not have lying around in their garage. Depending on the type of material that the structure is made of will depend on what type of tools and techniques you need to use to remove the graffiti. An older building may require a more delicate method to insure that the building retains its structural integrity and additional damage is not caused.
Painting Over Graffiti?
Some people choose to simply paint over the graffiti, this is a cheap option that usually takes care of the problem in a way, however, matching paint color is extremely difficult and the end result is often visible splotches of similar color paint with the original graffiti bleeding through. A wall or building can be left looking old or even more unattractive with these blotches and faded graffiti still showing through. If you choose to paint over the graffiti, it is a better idea to repaint the entire wall or area. This will guarantee that the color of the structure will match all around. Unfortunately this does not guarantee that the graffiti will be completely unseen, especially if a dark enough color is not chosen for the repaint. Repainting the entire structure will also cost a lot more money than hiring a professional graffiti removal service.
Professional Graffiti Removal
The best way to remove graffiti from any structure is with a pressure washer. A pressure washer is a safe and environmentally friendly method to completely remove graffiti from your fence, building or wall. Pressure washing is extremely effective in graffiti removal, and works very quickly. Using a pressure washer on your own can result in structural damage if you are not experienced with this type of machine and how to properly operate it. Contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning for professional graffiti removal.