There is graffiti that can be called art and that is also commissioned. However, they make up a negligibly small proportion of the large crowd that is considered to be graffiti and vandalism. Since graffiti sprayers always want to present their works to the broadest possible audience, they usually prefer public buildings and structures such as bridges, train stations including rail vehicles, large walls and the like.
For public administrations and property owners who are affected by this, two problems arise: Firstly, it takes a lot of time and effort to remove graffiti and restore it to its original state. On the other hand, it is worth considering using an effective graffiti protection or graffiti protection system to prevent renewed soiling. Because the colors attack the building fabric in the long run. The faster you act, the better. Our team at MVM would like to show you how you can remove graffiti and which graffiti protection helps against the nuisance.
Before you can remove graffiti and apply an effective graffiti protection system, the type of surface must be clarified. Because concrete, Clinker, metal, artificial and natural stone or fiber cement cannot be treated in the same way. The first option for graffiti removal is chemical cleaning with biodegradable products that are free of CHCs and aromatics. The resulting dirty water is collected and properly disposed of.
A second method is the gentle jet technique with low pressure, which is also known as the etching technique. Finally, a dry ice blasting method is recommended for particularly sensitive surfaces. After the graffiti has been removed, the surface must be treated thoroughly before the graffiti protection is applied. Because sometimes the color penetrates very deeply, so that the material is attacked when it is removed.
Even with a graffiti protection system, the right choice depends on the nature of the surface - what material it is made of and whether it is smooth or structured, coated or uncoated. Depending on the graffiti protection system, temporary, semi-permanent or permanent protective layers are applied after removal.
For materials such as acrylic glass, plastics and plastic plaster as well as chrome steel, there is a graffiti protection system that is also resistant to the highest demands. In addition, the market also has so-called 2-in-1 systems that protect against graffiti and at the same time hydrophobic, i.e. have a water-repellent effect.
When it comes to removing and protecting graffiti, it is best to trust a professional and reliable partner. As a layperson, you can hardly get the job done effectively and thoroughly enough. Then shades of the original graffiti are often left behind or the untreated parts of the wall look unsightly and dirty because only part of it has been cleaned. In the event of improper treatment, the substrate usually becomes porous in the long term and is permanently damaged. Finally, you have to take care of the proper disposal of the garbage.
Our experts for graffiti removal and graffiti protection at MVM know which surface is to be treated and how. You do all the necessary work independently and professionally, so that you no longer have to worry in the long run. In this area, we take on orders for private individuals and companies as well as long-term tasks within the framework of service contracts for city administrations and cantons. With a graffiti protection system from MVM permanently prevent this common type of vandalism.
Our team in Zug and Emmen will be happy to assist you.