Differences between Sacrificial and Non-sacrificial Anti-Graffiti Coatings

It is nearly impossible to determine the amount of damage caused to residential and commercial buildings each year in Sydney because of graffiti. However, information pulled from federal, state and local sources put estimates at around $1.5 billion annually, nationwide. While the estimate is a conservative total, the major source of graffiti is known to be caused by gangs and younger people in their teens and early twenties.

Not only does graffiti removal costs property owners a lot of money, but graffiti also comes with a social price tag, as it can harm the public’s impression of commercial and residential properties too. This can result in the loss of business income, and private property owners’ reputation. For these reasons, finding a solution to graffiti is a community concern. Thankfully, there is an effective solution.

Sacrificial and Non-sacrificial Anti-Graffiti Coatings

Sacrificial and non-sacrificial anti-graffiti coatings are both effective ways to fight back against graffiti. Knowing the differences between the two will help property owners choose which one will best meet their needs.

Here are the basic differences between the two:

Sacrificial anti-graffiti coating – when applied to surfaces, sacrificial anti-graffiti coatings are nearly unnoticeable, non-permanent protection against graffiti. It is a cost effective means of protection, however, the application will only be used once to remove graffiti. Once the graffiti is removed, a new layer of coating needs to be applied. Because of its limited use, this type of anti-graffiti coating is best used on buildings and structures that rarely suffer from vandalism.

Non sacrificial anti-graffiti coating – after being applied, an attractive gloss appearance is left on surfaces which makes it possible to remove graffiti easily, even hundreds of times. Although it costs more than sacrificial anti-graffiti coating, it is a permanent solution to graffiti problems. Non sacrificial anti-graffiti coating is the ideal solution for areas that are frequently attacked by vandalism.

As an effective way to reduce the cost of removing graffiti from surfaces, non-sacrificial anti-graffiti coating eliminates having to repaint and repair affected areas. Anti-graffiti coatings can be applied to a variety of substrates, including metals, plastics, as well as porous and non-porous materials, such as concrete, brick and stone.

Suggested areas of application include:

– Any painted surfaces
– Plastic and metal structures
– Playground equipment
– Any type of signage
– Public areas / benches and tables
– Heritage buildings and Council properties
– Homes and commercial buildings
– Fencing

To find out more about the benefits of non-sacrificial anti-graffiti coating, contact All District Coating – premier commercial and domestic painting services in Sydney.