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Graffiti removal is the process of removing graffiti from surfaces such as walls, buildings, vehicles and other property. A graffiti removal professional will use a variety of methods to remove the offending markings, depending on the material they are working with. Some of these methods include pressure washing, sandblasting and paint stripping.

Keep these things in mind as you clean graffiti from a variety of surfaces. Always wear safety protection, including glasses, gloves and a mask. 

Here are some helpful tips before you start a removal

It’s best to use the gentle option first when removing something from a surface to prevent damage. Use caution and refrain from using toxic or hazardous products.

Test your removal methods and materials on a small, unimportant area to be sure they work without causing damage.

Don’t try to remove in a historic building or unstable material. Hire a specially trained graffiti removal professional who knows how to take care of it instead!

Glass Surfaces:

If you need to remove painted graffiti from glass, use a razor blade and scrape it off carefully. Razor blades can remove painted graffiti up to 90% of the time. Keep the razor blade steady and continue scraping until the entire piece of glass has been removed.

Try rubbing the paint with bronze wool and water if the paint does not come off after using a razor blade. While paint thinners can be used on glass, the razor blade method is much quicker and more environmentally friendly.

Metal Surfaces:

Graffiti can be removed from metal surfaces with common paint thinners such as mineral spirits, lacquer thinner, or acetone. Graffiti can be removed by rubbing steel wool, bronze wool, or light sandpaper over it. Power washing is another way of removing graffiti from metal. Use a high-pressure washer to do this. You could try painting it over or using a mild solvent to remove it if your graffiti is still there.

Wood Surfaces:

In the case of new wood that has been sealed by paint, stains, or sealers, mineral spirits can be used to remove them. Following these steps on older and weathered wood can damage the wood, so it’s not recommended. Power washing can be used to remove dirt and grime, but it is important that the water pressure does not push down the paint or go too deep into the wood. If sanding and repainting fail, you should switch to sanding and refinishing.

Plastic Surfaces:

Try wiping down the surface of the graffiti with a light penetrating oil that can break the ink down into small droplets. You can also use paint thinners but it is not recommended because they can soften the plastic surface. 

Stone Surfaces:

The best technique for stone surfaces is a low-pressure power wash. Sandblasting is another way to remove graffiti and should be done carefully. Remember not to leave the tip in one place for too long as it may cause permanent damage to the surface beneath it. Move the sandblasted tip evenly across the area and surrounding areas. If power-washing or sand-blasting does not remove the graffiti, the next best option is to paint over the graffiti.

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