Removing Graffiti on Commercial Buildings
The exterior of your commercial building is an essential tool to drive potential customers to your company. If you are the unfortunate victim of random tagging with spray paint, this can drive down your business’ sales. This is why it is crucial to hire experienced graffiti cleaners who can remove the spray paint immediately.
What Damage does Graffiti do to Commercial Buildings?
It is crucial to hire experienced graffiti removalists, as untrained users with inadequate equipment can permanently scar your buildings if proper care isn’t taken or improper products are used. Even in cases where graffiti is old and has soaked into the building, All Districts’ experienced paint restoration technicians are able to breakdown heavy graffiti build-up.
It is best to remove graffiti as soon as you notice it, as the longer the graffiti sits on the surface, the harder it becomes to remove. Also, just one tag will attract many more graffiti artists – overnight, your building can become deteriorated even further. Immediate removal will discourage repeat offenders and others from vandalising your property.
Finally, while it is tempting to remove graffiti yourself, it is often forgotten that removal products have harsh solvents which produce dangerous odours. Such products are detrimental to your health and pose a serious threat to the surrounding environment.
How to Remove Graffiti from Industrial Buildings
Graffiti on industrial buildings is generally harder to remove, as industrial exteriors are often made out of porous materials like wood, brick, concrete, natural stone and masonry. These exteriors need to be cleaned differently and require different products. Often, industrial spray paint removal will require more time, as cleaning products will need to sit on the surface for longer periods to be effective. High-pressure water hoses will also need to be used in conjunction with cleaning products. Surfaces such as metal and glass that are commonly found on the exteriors of modern residential and commercial buildings are much easier to clean as they are smooth.
Preventing Graffiti with Professional Commercial Painters
All Districts Coating are professional commercial painters and can apply two types of anti-graffiti paints, known as sacrificial and non-sacrificial coatings.
A sacrificial anti-graffiti coating is not visible once applied, but it only provides short term protection. When graffiti is removed, the sacrificial layer is also removed and will need to be reapplied. This is a cost-effective method that is best suited to buildings and structures that are rarely targeted by vandals.
Non-sacrificial anti-graffiti coatings have a glossy finish, which makes it possible for graffiti to be removed easily, time and time again. Although it costs more than sacrificial anti-graffiti coatings, it is a permanent solution for graffiti removal. Non-sacrificial anti-graffiti layers are the ideal solution for areas that are frequently attacked by vandals. They reduce the cost of removing graffiti and eliminate having to repaint and repair affected areas.
Painting Restoration Sydney
All Districts Coating are professional commercial painters who can restore your commercial building to its original exterior, in unfortunate situations where graffiti has completely damaged the building exterior or graffiti will not come off the building. We also understand the complexities of heritage building restoration projects, with our professional painters employing the utmost care and precision when repairing and restoring building exteriors.
For over 20 years, the All Districts Coating team of Commercial Painters in Sydney have successfully completed and managed residential painting, strata painting, commercial painting and industrial painting, specialty coatings and paint restoration projects. We owe our success to the hard work of our skilled team, a dedication to using premium quality products and an overall focus on delivering exceedingly precise and refined solutions for our clients. If you require Commercial Painting Services in Sydney, contact us for a free graffiti removal or anti-graffiti coating quote today at (02) 9064 4040.