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6 Things You Should Know about Anti-Graffiti

by Alfredo Mendoza, onGraffiti Removal , June 15, 2021

Anti-graffiti paint is one of the most effective ways to reduce the cost of graffiti vandalism. Prevent permanent damages to your property.

1  . What is graffiti defensive coating?

An anti-graffiti paint is a sealer applied over your building to protect the surfaces against graffiti vandalism. Protective coatings defend from spray paint, markers and other products used for tagging and graffiti. 

There are two major types of anti-graffiti coatings:

Sacrificial Coatings: 

With this coating, the graffiti removal process becomes more accessible. It only requires high-pressure hot water to remove the extra layer without even touching the surface material. After the graffiti is removed, a new sacrificial coating needs to be applied for further protection. 

Long Life protecting coatings: 

This type of protective coatings comprises a two-pack polyethylene base. The layer creates a hard surface that allows special cleaning chemicals to be used without harming the original cover. This solution dissolves and removes graffiti quickly. One of the significant benefits of this anti-graffiti coating is that it has a ten-year lifespan when maintained and cleaned correctly. 

Anti-graffiti paint is one of the most effective ways to reduce cost of graffiti removal in future attacks.

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Sacrificial Coatings: 

With this coating, the graffiti removal process becomes more accessible. It only requires high-pressure hot water to remove the extra layer without even touching the surface material. After the graffiti is removed, a new sacrificial coating needs to be applied for further protection. 

Long Life protecting coatings: 

This type of protective coatings comprises a two-pack polyethylene base. The layer creates a hard surface that allows special cleaning chemicals to be used without harming the original cover. This solution dissolves and removes graffiti quickly. One of the significant benefits of this anti-graffiti coating is that it has a ten-year lifespan when maintained and cleaned correctly. 

2. Who would benefit from using anti-graffiti paint?

Anyone who frequently deals with graffiti vandalism can benefit from an anti-graffiti coating. It reduces graffiti removal costs and protects the surfaces in the long term—anyone from a homeowner, commercial building owner to city councils and other government agencies

 

 

3. Where can anti-graffiti coatings be applied?

Virtually it can be applied over any surface. We have applied defensive coatings on wood, cement, masonry, plastic and metal surfaces with excellent results. When it is done correctly, the layer resembles any ordinary paint job. Also, transparent coatings can be used when the surface should remain with the material visual properties. 

Protective coatings are the perfect preventive solution for parks, schools, garages, parking lots and any other surface at high risk of vandalism. 

We recommend these additional preventive techniques that will save you headaches, time and money. 

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4. When should anti-graffiti paint be used?

An extra protective layer will always give peace of mind. Nevertheless, there are particularly vulnerable targets where anti-graffiti coatings help a lot: 

  • Walls of the property that face freeway or highways. 
  • Low oversight areas.
  • Light coloured walls. 
  • Large and bare surfaces. 

If you don’t see yourself repainting the same surface again and again, it is wise to use a long-life protective coating. Moreover, if you have been a target of graffiti vandalism attacks (as thousands of Melbournians) is better to think about decreasing the cost of the subsequent removal. 

5. Who can apply anti-graffiti coatings in Melbourne?

Although anyone can apply anti-graffiti paint, it is recommended to leave it to a professional graffiti removalist. Before painting any surface, there is a process; the surfaces should be cleaned with pressure washing techniques before applying the protective coating. There are some downsides of DIY pressure washing, from safety concerns to permanent damage to the surfaces. We have provided pressure washing and protective coating services for over ten years in Melbourne, and we would be happy to help you if you’re struggling with frequent graffiti attacks on your property. 

6. How do protective coatings work?

A Protective film is applied on any surface, creating a barrier that protects against spray graffiti vandals. Once used, in case of attack, the protective film will save you time and money while preventing permanent damage to your property. 

If you don’t have experience with anti-graffiti products, working with an experienced graffiti removalist will shed some light on your project’s best product selection. 

Time is essential

Graffiti should be removed as soon as it is discovered – while the paint is fresh is best! There are various reasons to removing graffitis as fast as possible, but the main one is that it looks terrible on your property!

The longer it remains on the surface, the more difficult it is to remove.

We hope this article helped you to learn more about anti-graffiti coatings and the reasons why you should add them as an extra security layer to your property.