SureCoat Graffiti Protection & Prevention Solutions
No one likes to spend maintenance dollars on real estate when it should not be necessary. Vandalism maintenance can run thousands of dollars per year. Graffiti is the most frustrating form of vandalism and can permanently destroy beautiful block, masonry, stone, wood, glass, and metal. Once a property has been targeted, it is likely to be a re-occurring problem. Maintaining a nice appearance on structures is essential to attract tenants, collect the maximum rents and maintain re-sell value.
There have not been many economical options to remove graffiti. Painting corner-to-corner or end-to-end of a wall of the property is a solution for aesthetics. Unfortunately, painting turns a natural building material into one that needs continual maintenance. That can be expensive initially and in future maintenance. The natural look of the building material is ruined. Walls that back a freeway are easily accessible to taggers and see repeat damage. Covering just the graffiti area with a shade of paint similar to the existing block is often the solution utilized by most city, county and state agencies. It looks terrible and only gives the next tagger a blank canvass to perfect their technique.
Traditionally, graffiti removers used on natural finishes like block walls, brick or bare concrete, leave outlines, etching, or shadows of the paint leaving the graffiti somewhat visible still and dirty looking. SureCoat’s Graffiti Stripper changes all of that and will remove the existing graffiti without leaving identifiable trace markings behind.
The most important thing in removing graffiti is leaving the remover on the wall long enough to allow it to work. SureCoat’s Graffiti Stripper is a water soluble gel type material with a very low evaporation rate. This allows it to remain on the walls surface to soften and wrinkle the coating or paint that is to be removed, usually within 20-30 minutes. When used properly, there should not be any etching or shadows left behind.
SureCoat's one part, self-priming, weather resistant, protective anti graffiti coating membrane protects absorbent mineral substrates such as concrete, masonry, brick, natural and artificial stones, and plaster from absorbing the paint or coating used by vandals. The pores and capillaries of the wall surface are filled with a silica gel, leaving no room for anything else under the wall surface. Removing graffiti from a protected wall is easy. This is a perfect deterrent for die hard graffiti artists in your area. When their "art work" is gone in a matter of minutes, he is likely to find another canvas.
Graffiti does not have to occur to use SureCoat’s anti graffiti, water repellent, protective coating. This is a great product to specify when planning and building new projects. Especially those most targeted for graffiti; freeway noise and retaining walls, overpasses, PIP walls and brick or natural stone walls. If the stucco is a color coat (not painted walls), it can be treated as well. Since this coating will not allow paint/coating to absorb into walls, it cannot be used under paint in new construction. The new green and sustainable building trends have incorporated more natural minerals. SureCoat Graffiti Repellent is ideal for these projects. School walls are ideal candidates. New schools are being built with natural sustainable building materials that can be ruined by the paints taggers' use. SureCoat’s Sealers and Anti-Graffiti Coatings make great partners for these projects.
SureCoat Graffiti Stripper
SureCoat Graffiti Stripper is a non-toxic, water-based, multi-surface remover. It is easy and safe to use on glass, masonry, metal, plaster, fiberglass, and wood. The low VOC make up of SureCoat Graffiti Stripper allows it to stay on the applied surface longer versus quickly evaporating as with other products, giving it time to penetrate the graffiti for an easier clean up.
SureCoat Anti Graffiti Repellent
Finally there is a product that can protect walls from graffiti damage. SureCoat Anti Graffiti Repellent is a non-toxic water-based coating designed to protect concrete, masonry, brick, natural and artificial stone and plaster against the costly damage of graffiti. SureCoat Anti Graffiti is a one-part system that consists of silane/siloxane compounds and organic wax. Surfaces applied to may take on a slight wax appearance. This protective coating acts as a barrier between the surface it is applied to and graffiti paints, allowing you to safely remove graffiti from walls. Our graffiti repellent makes it simple to remove graffiti without damaging the surface that was vandalized.