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Graffiti Costs and Cleanup: How Coatings Can Help

From D+D, July/August 2013



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by Alan Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Graffiti-removal costs put a significant strain on both government and private budgets. Alan Zielnik delves into the subject of antigraffiti coatings as a cost-effective mitigation tool and surveys coating selection, coating types, and test methods....
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Tagged categories: Allen Zielnik; Anti-graffiti coatings; Graffiti removal; Graffiti resistance; Graffiti-resistant coatings; Paint and coatings removal; Permanent antigraffiti coatings; Sacrificial antigraffiti coatings; Semi-permanent antigraffiti coatings

Comment from VCBud Jenkins, (10/1/2013, 7:36 PM)

The best prevention for graffiti is to remove it immediately any way possible, depending on the substrate. When the visual vandal tries to show his friends where he left his mark, it will be gone. This will keep him from wasting spray paint on your particular building.


Comment from Jack Seeney, (10/2/2013, 9:14 AM)

Agree with the 'best prevention' comment above...and the easiest way to do this is to apply a 'permanent Type 3' polysiloxane coating,such as the CSL Si-Coat 529/531. Once this single coat anti-graffiti coating has been applied, you can easily remove the graffiti with low pressure cold water or cold water and a bristle brush...its that easy and the coating will last a minimum of 5 years...more likely 10-15 years with numerous washings.


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