Anti-Graffiti Coating

Protect your property and signage from expensive and unsightly graffiti using the latest and most effective anti-graffiti coating.

Graffiti vandalism is on the increase and the risk of your valuable building not just being tagged with a single word of graffiti, but totally covered is greater than ever before!

Insurance companies are starting to restrict cover for sites vulnerable to repeated graffiti attack. So as the owner of a valuable asset, you need to be taking precautions to limit your risk profile.

But there are other factors you want as well aren’t there?

  • You want a protective coating, but don’t want to see it’s there.
  • You want to reduce the costs involved in removing graffiti because that’s good money you could be spending elsewhere.
  • You don’t want the coating to attract dirt and grime to your building’s facade making it look dirty quicker. But you do want it to help reduce staining on your building.
  • You want flexibility and be able to remove the coating if corporate colours need to be changed on the building
  • You want a coating that is quick to remove graffiti off so that your risk and exposure to OH&S risks on site during the graffiti removal process is minimal.

We understand!

That’s why our R&D team at Graffiti Eaters works hard to stay on top of developments and test all products thoroughly before they are released to the market in order to be able to advise you on the best anti-graffiti coating for your application – no one coating fits all!

If you are a property owner or manager and you’re worried about graffiti, we can provide peace of mind.

 

Benefits of Anti-Graffiti Coatings

  • Minimise the cost of graffiti removal.
  • Protect the appearance of your building from Graffiti Vandals
  • Speed up the graffiti removal process on your building or asset.
  • Provide you with peace of mind.

Fortunately, anti-graffiti coatings now make it easy to protect buildings and signs from graffiti vandals.

In many cases, anti-graffiti coatings can make graffiti removal as simple as cleaning dirt off a window.

But it’s important you select the correct coating type for the correct application, that’s where experience counts.

 

How do Anti-Graffiti Coatings work?

Anti-graffiti coatings provide a barrier on the outside of a surface that prevents graffiti being absorbed into the exterior building material. This barrier can also protect against pollution and dirt.

 

Anti Graffiti Coating Selection

 

Product Properties Application Suitable Surfaces
Graffiti Eaters Sacrificial
  • Low sheen appearance but is visible on the surface
  • Coverage 6m2/Lt/coat
  • Brush, roller or spray application
  • Water clean up (safe to apply in public spaces)
  • Resists texta pen graffiti well
  • Replace coating after each cleaning cycle
2 Coats required. Recoat, when graffiti removed and every 4 years..
  • Concrete Render
  • Brick including ‘Old Red’ brick
  • Concrete
  • Bluestone
  • Granite
  • Sandstone
  • Limestone
  • Timber
  • Heritage Listed
Graffiti Eaters Invisible Non Sacrificial

 

 

  • Invisible Low sheen appearance
  • Coverage 3-5 sqm/Lt/coat
  • Brush, roller or spray application
  • Water cleanup (safe to apply in public spaces)
  • Replace after 5 cleaning cycles
1 Coat required. Recoat, when graffiti removed 5 times and every 3 years.
  • Concrete Render
  • Brick including ‘Old Red’ brick
  • Concrete
  • Bluestone
  • Granite
  • Sandstone
  • Limestone
  • Heritage Listed
Graffiti Eaters Long Life
  • High clear gloss appearance
  • Coverage 6-8 sqm/Lt/coat
  • 2-Pack mixing requires experienced applicators
  • Brush, roller or spray application
  • Solvent based requires thinners to clean up.
2 Coats required. Recoat every 8-10 years.
  • Colourbond Steel
  • Acrylic or Concrete Render
  • Painted Surfaces
  • Concrete
  • Bluestone
  • Sandstone
  • Limestone
  • Signage both Painted and Computer Cut Vinyl
  • Not suitable for use on ‘Old Red’ brick or many timbers

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Anti-Graffiti Coatings

Q: Will anti-graffiti coatings save me money?

A: If you have a high profile site and get ‘tagged’ by a graffiti vandal at least once a month, the answer is YES. The investment in a quality coating will reduce removal costs and pay for itself over the life of the coating. The other benefit of an anti-graffiti coating is that your building will be easier to clean from dirt and pollution and be better protected from damp and mould reducing ongoing maintenance costs.

Q: Do the coatings come in colours?

A: All coatings are available in clear. The acrylic range of Long Life coatings can be tinted to any colour from the Australian Standard Colour chart. So yes… long life coatings come in colours.

Q: Should I choose a gloss, low sheen, or matt finish?

A: We recommend gloss. Graffiti is easier to clean for the average general cleaner off a gloss surface over a matt surface. However, gloss can affect the appearance of the wall which some people don’t like. If the coating is on a heritage listed building, a matt sacrificial coating is optimal. This will not alter the appearance of the wall. However, you should check with Heritage Australia before coating any wall.

The new range of Graffiti Eaters Invisible Coatings work extremely well on masonry surfaces and are invisible, without a sheen level at all for property owners who want protection without a noticeable appearance. These coatings require pressurised water in the removal process.

Q: How can I clean a coated wall?

A: Coatings are cleaned using special cleaning products designed to dissolve graffiti without affecting the base of the anti-graffiti coating. A product from one coating manufacturer should not be used with another manufacturer’s coating, as coating damage can result.

Cleaning products are available online through The Graffiti Eaters or we can visit your site for recommendations. Simply spray the cleaner onto the graffiti with slight agitation from a scrubbing brush, wait 30 seconds, then neutralise the area with a rag soaked in hot soapy water. Do not use harsh scourers or steel wool as these materials will damage the coating.

Q: Can I apply a coating myself?

A: While it’s possible to apply sacrificial coatings yourself, it’s always recommended to have the coatings professionally applied. Coatings require experience and training to get them to adhere correctly and cure properly. Coatings also have specific health and safety requirements that require the expertise of an approved graffiti coating applicator. Surfaces must be prepared without flaky paint, debris, moss, water stains, or dirt. Coatings are only covered under warranty when they have been applied by an approved applicator.