Graffiti is not only an eyesore; it can devalue your property and tarnish your business’s image. The cost of not removing graffiti from your property can ultimately be higher than the cost of removing it promptly because of graffiti’s social and economic ramifications. Studies have shown that property value can drop as much as 10% if graffiti is not removed.
Although graffiti itself is unappealing, botched attempts to remove it can also be detrimental. If advanced equipment and restoration methods are not used, surfaces can look just as bad, if not worse, after removal attempts.
RueVac Property Services offers a comprehensive program to restore surfaces to their previous finish and keep properties graffiti-free. In addition to successfully removing graffiti, we will take measures to ensure that future touch-up jobs require minimum repair time. In areas that are prone to repeat cases of vandalism, we will apply an invisible protective coating that guarantees the easy removal of graffiti if vandalism occurs again in the future. For immediate graffiti removal needs, we offer round-the-clock, rapid response services.
Prior to performing graffiti removal, it is important to identify the type of surface the graffiti is on and the substance to be removed. At RueVac, we have extensive experience selecting the appropriate graffiti removal method based on the type of surface being treated and the type of substance being removed. We have a proven track record of success in the following areas of graffiti removal:
Chemical removal – During chemical removal of graffiti, we use a solvent to dissolve the offending substance. Initially, we work with less aggressive chemicals to minimize the possibility of damaging the surface underneath. If necessary, we gradually increase the strength of the chemical used until the desired result is reached.
Paint – Painting is a low-cost method of graffiti removal that is safe in comparison to using some chemical graffiti removal products. We use paint to cover graffiti on smooth, painted surfaces, perfectly matching the color of the paint with the surrounding area to ensure maximum restoration results. A protective coating can also be applied to areas that are prone to frequent vandalism.
Pressure Washing – Pressure washing consists of using pressurized water alone or in conjunction with a solvent to remove graffiti from sidewalks, brick walls, and other unpainted surfaces. RueVac’s pressure washing technicians take care not to wear down or damage the surface being treated.
Wet or dry sandblasting – Sandblasting is a quick, effective, and economical way to remove graffiti from unpainted surfaces. The results of sandblasting are attractive and thus it is a popular method of graffiti removal for public and commercial buildings. During dry sandblasting, silica sand of different types and grades is blasted through a nozzle with compressed air. Wet sandblasting is cleaner and more convenient than dry sandblasting. It removes graffiti quickly and effectively with a combination of high pressurized water and grit.