When it comes to getting the best result from graffiti removal, one of the best steps you can take is to have had an anti-graffiti coating applied to the surface before graffiti becomes a problem.
If bare substrates and decorative surfaces are left exposed with no protection, graffiti substances can often soak deep into the substrate making the cleaning process more difficult, time consuming and increases the risk of damage to the surface being cleaned.
An anti-graffiti coating will help prevent the graffiti substance from bonding to the underlying substrate which will usually make removal much easier, more effective and more cost efficient.
However, as there are many types of anti-graffiti products and protective coatings, it is important that the correct product is used on the surface to be protected.
With a wide range of choices on the market and just as many different types of surfaces and substrates that can require protecting, it can be confusing to know what type of anti-graffiti coating is best for your needs?
To simplify the answer to this question, there are basically two main types of anti-graffiti coatings, sacrificial coatings and non-sacrificial coatings.
Sacrificial anti-graffiti products create a barrier when applied that stops the graffiti substance from soaking into the surface or substrate. As their name suggests, a sacrificial coating is designed to be removed as part of the cleaning process taking the graffiti with it in the process.
Sacrificial coatings usually need to be re-applied or patch repaired after each graffiti removal, to once again protect the area that has been cleaned.
Non-sacrificial, anti-graffiti coatings usually only have to be applied once, can be cleaned multiple times, and often last for years.
Although non-sacrificial coatings can be more expensive, they allow for easier graffiti removal and last much longer than sacrificial coatings. So, in the long run, non-sacrificial coatings usually end up being more cost effective.
Within the range of these coating products, there are many different options that can be used for a wide selection of surface and substrate types. This is where choosing the correct product is vital to not only ensure good protection, but also that the product will properly adhere to the surface and last it’s full life span.
Our team of experienced technicians can provide you with the best advice on choosing the right product for your needs, as well as taking care of the complete preparation and application process.
So, if you’re looking to protect your property from graffiti, give our customer service team a call to arrange for a site inspection and quote.