Graffiti Removal Des Moines, IA

Vandalism is not only an eye-sore but can also damage the health of the surrounding community. As graffiti creates a negative perception of an area, it can lead to an increase in other types of crime and negatively affect the safety and welfare of a community. Your home’s valuation could be influenced by graffiti in your neighborhood, as graffiti is often viewed as a blight on society. This can lead to an area looking rundown and neglected, lowering its curb appeal and consequently decreasing the number of people interested in living there.

Local gangs often use graffiti to scare residents or spread gang messages. Removal of graffiti is best done quickly, followed by implementing preventative measures. Graffiti can be tackled both preventatively and reactively by implementing solutions. A specialist company can provide a professional graffiti removal service. They can remove graffiti from a wide range of surfaces using the latest machinery and products.

The Removal Options

Graffiti can be treated in a variety of ways, and a variety of products can be used. Des Moines Gutter Cleaning endorses no particular product or manufacturer.

  • A dark color should be painted over the surface. The appearance of graffiti on light-colored surfaces is more significant. 
  • Graffiti removal chemicals can be applied, or paint removal solvents can be used.
  • There are two types of blasting: sandblasting and water blasting.

Get Rid Of It With Paint

In most cases, it’s easier to paint over graffiti on painted surfaces.  Make sure the graffiti is removed to the maximum extent prior to painting. It is recommended to apply a sealer coat before painting the entire surface since graffiti markers are sometimes visible through the paint coat.  Make a small test first to see if this occurs. Choosing a dark color is an excellent way to remove graffiti. In addition, the color will make the site less appealing to other graffiti vandals, and the marks are less likely to show through.

Removal Using Chemicals

Most hardware stores sell products specifically designed to remove graffiti, which are available as a chemical method.

Liquid laundry detergent or dishwashing detergent is sometimes effective at removing graffiti. Other effective cleaning methods include liquid cleaners, eucalyptus oil, solvents, and mineral turpentine.

Make sure you act quickly if an aerosol paint has been sprayed on an unpainted surface.  A paint job that penetrates quickly and is very difficult to remove is painted on porous surfaces, such as brickwork. Regardless of the chemical you are using, follow the manufacturer’s recommended safety procedures.

Other Products And Solvents

With the help of specialist products, graffiti can be removed from your property. The graffiti removal market is constantly evolving and introducing new products. You can check the availability of your local hardware store by calling them.

If you want to remove graffiti safely, always ask for a product that is as non-toxic as possible. Des Moines Gutter Cleaning endorses no specific products or manufacturers.

Among the graffiti removal products available, here are a few examples:

  • Graff-Attak-Pak
  • Transgel Paint & Graffiti Remover
  • Graffiti Remover
  • Graffiti Safewipes
  • Goodbye Graffiti

Take all precautions the manufacturer recommends, as these products may contain toxic substances.

Hire A Professional

It may be best to consult a professional for extensive aerosol graffiti removal. Des Moines Gutter Cleaning is ready to help you anytime. You can contact us anytime and ask questions about our services.

Are you looking for a company that removes graffiti? Contact us today!