What You Can Do To Remove Vandalism and Graffiti
Any type of spray paint or permanent marker on your property or in a public area is unsightly and distracting, so we've compiled a list of helpful hints and tips for removing vandalism and graffiti.
If at all possible, remove and clean graffiti as soon as possible, ideally within 24 to 48 hours, as studies have shown that this is the most effective deterrent for any aspiring vandals. Trinity Restoration is the go-to company for vandalism and graffiti repair.
What is Vandalism? What is Graffiti?
Vandalism is defined as the intentional destruction or defacing of public or private property. This includes damaging abandoned houses, smashing mailboxes, trashing someone's house, drawing graffiti on public areas, breaking windows, and smashing windows. Vandalism costs more than $15 billion a year to teachers, homeowners, employers, teens, and others.
On the other hand, Graffiti is described as “illicitly scribbled, scratched, or sprayed writing or drawings on a wall or other surface in a public place.”
How to remove vandalism and graffiti?
Graffiti and vandalism are inextricably related and can be found in cities around the world. The issue is that they are not one-sided problems that require more complex and multifaceted solutions to address. Graffiti on a professional building can be an eyesore, so it's important to devise a strategy that includes more than just graffiti removal.
If you want to get rid of unwanted graffiti on your commercial property, prevention is the best place to start. Here are our top recommendations for a successful graffiti removal and prevention strategy:
Soaking up the paint using absorbent materials.
If the paint is still wet, soak it up with an absorbent cloth, being careful not to wipe the paint as this will cause it to spread. Once you've removed as much as you can with the absorbent fabric, you can remove the rest with a solvent.
Scraping off the paint using paint remover.
Scrape off as much of the paint as you can once it has dried. To remove any residual paint, you can traditionally use a paint remover or stripper; however, most paint removers and strippers contain strong chemical removers that dissolve the paint and varnish from surfaces but are toxic. They can irritate the skin and eyes, burn the skin, and cause headaches.
Call a professional.
Vandalism and graffiti are difficult to clean and restore back to their original look. Save time, money, and effort by letting a professional take over the cleanup! Trinity Restoration recognizes the impact that a careless act of vandalism can have on your company. That is why we clean up the mess as soon as possible. Our expertise, innovative methods, and technologies quickly and efficiently remove paint and other materials from your building's windows, walls, floors, and furnishings, allowing you to return to business more quickly.
How to prevent vandalism and graffiti?
- Remove and clean graffiti as soon as possible to demonstrate that you care for your home. It also deters a graffiti artist from doing it again because it does not provide them with the attention they need.
- Install motion-activated lights, which are an effective deterrent throughout the evening. You can also try motion active cameras as these are a positive deterrent.
- To keep graffiti vandals off your house, use gates, locks, and fences whenever possible.
- Any vandalism should be reported to the local police department right away.
- Discuss how graffiti can be avoided and how it affects the neighborhood through your local community, police, municipal councils, and schools.
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