Everything you need to know about finding a Graffiti Protection Business
If you have spent time and money getting your home to look fantastic, there are few things more infuriating than having some undesirable graffiti all over your walls. If you have previously have been a victim to graffiti placed on your home or business, or are worried that it may be growing trend in your neighbourhood, there are ways you can have your building graffiti protected. If you are in the unfortunate situation where prevention is too late, not all is lost as graffiti removal specialists are readily available to remove the unsightly mock-up.
Graffiti can usually be removed at a fraction of the price of recoating a building or replacing a sign. Once removal is done it is recommended that you coat the area with an anti graffiti coating to protect against future incidents.
It may be tempting to try and remove the graffiti yourself before enlisting a professional, but often you can do more harm than good. It is therefore recommended to obtain the advice from a graffiti removal specialist before doing anything drastic.
You may also feel that you want to repaint just the affected area; this often will not work due to paint fading in sunlight and exact matching being almost impossible. If you are looking to repaint your building anyway, finding out about anti graffiti coatings beforehand could save you future costs. This is because both the coating and the painting can be applied at the same time and therefore help saving on labour costs.
Benefits of Graffiti Protection
Other than the obvious benefit of graffiti prevention, anti graffiti coatings are great for general purposes as well, and include the following ancillary benefits:
- Easy to clean for everyday dirt
- UV protection for your paint and surfaces
- Protects your home from abrasion
- ects against chemicals and acid rain
- Made from environmentally friendly additives
- Stain resistant
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
Graffiti protection is not necessary for all homes. If, however, you are in a higher risk area or your home tends to have a whole lot of pedestrian traffic i.e. your boundary wall is bordering a busy road, graffiti protection may be worth considering.
Graffiti protection is applied by means of a Teflon based coating that acts like a non stick frying pan. These coatings are not graffiti resistant, but do make removal much easier and far cheaper than had you not had a protective coating.
There are two types of graffiti coatings:
- Sacrificial coatings: Good for one incident and would then need to be re applied after an incident.
- Long life coatings: Can last up to 10 years for multiple incidents.
There is a wide variety of coatings to choose from so make sure to get a specialist’s advice to get the right coating for your home or business. There are various types of graffiti coatings with a solution for almost any surface including metals, bricks and concrete, plastics (limited) etc.