So, you own a business. Your morning is like any other till you pull up in front of your business only to see the dried drips from spray paint covering doors and windows. Next comes that sinking feeling in your gut and the questions start flooding in…What do I do now? Can I remove this on my own? How do I remove it? If I hire someone, how much is it going to cost?
Graffiti removal may seem simple. You just buy a few gallons of some cleaner and start scrubbing. Let’s talk about three big reasons why you should hire a professional graffiti removal service:
1. Spray paint and removal solutions can be toxic.
Spray paint contains a number of substances that are harmful to the skin, eyes, and lungs. When you attempt to remove the graffiti on your own, you could risk your own health. The toxic ingredients may splash onto your skin or eyes, the noxious odor can irritate your lungs. Over the counter, removal chemicals are typically solvent-based which is pretty nasty, volatile stuff. You must collect run-off water. If it enters the street drains (streams) or landscape plantings, you will do some damage. At Modern Painting, we prefer to use clean, environmentally safer products, or mechanically blast the paint off with pressure and dry ice or sand.
2. Graffiti attracts graffiti.
As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Removal can sometimes take two or even three different cleaning sessions to completely remove, and the longer it remains, the more your business is seen as a blank canvas to vandals. Give us a call and we’ll remove it quickly, safely, and affordably, so you can focus on running your business.
3. Removing your own graffiti can cause more damage.
When attempting to remove graffiti, people will often rent a power washer or purchase powerful chemicals thinking it will be a quick and easy cleanup. However, this can cause more damage to your building. Too much pressure from a power washer can remove the mortar between bricks or chip the paint from the surface, and harsh chemicals can remove the surface finish, leaving your exterior dull or altering the color.
Don’t take graffiti removal into your own hands. To quickly get your property back to its previous condition, call us. We’ll give you an estimate within 24 hours.