Graffiti; how do you remove it without damaging the building?
There are few things more that are more irritating than having to remove graffiti from your walls, but it’s even worse when your best efforts end up doing more damage in the long run.
Here we look at this problem and show you how to approach graffiti removal in a way that preserves your façade’s long-term integrity.
How much does graffiti removal cost?
Just in London alone, scrubbing graffiti off walls is estimated to cost well over £100 million each year.
Although some might see it as art, this is an awful lot of tax money that could be spent elsewhere.
To make matters worse, this figure only accounts for the cost of removal. It doesn’t consider the cost of long-term structural damage that graffiti can cause.
The problem with graffiti removal
The biggest problem many councils and institutions have is that most anti-graffiti removers are not water permeable.
Non-water permeable surface coatings do not allow the underlying surface to breathe, which over time causes damp and structural building issues.
How can CHELA help with graffiti removal?
We make EliteGuard G1, a unique high-performance protection system designed especially for porous and polished surfaces which are subject to graffiti attack.
It also works just as well against weathering, UV degradation and general soiling.
It reacts chemically to become part of the surface, giving it permanent protection whilst allowing the underlying surface to breathe.
EliteGuard G1 is a solvent-borne treatment that gives hydrophobic and lipophobic properties that are extremely easy to clean and maintain. Even on the most challenging surfaces.
Click here to find out more about EliteGuard G1 or to discuss a whole range of other market leading cleaning solutions for rail and train stations, please contact our specialist team by calling +44 208 805 2150 or by emailing [email protected]