The Benefits of Repainting A Wall After Graffiti
There is nothing worse then looking at your home or business, only to see that someone has put graffiti all over the building. When this happens, you have a number of options available to you. You can try removing the graffiti your self by repainting a wall after graffiti, by hiring a private company, or by request the government to remove it for you if you have the option.
The last option that people will suggest is painting over the graffiti. Painting over graffiti is not always an option depending on the surface it is on. If it is a possibility however, it will take a while to completely cover the graffiti and get your wall looking like it was before. While the majority of people see this as a last resort, there are a few compelling reasons why you may want to repaint first instead of last.
1. Graffiti Material Is A Challenge To Remove
Graffiti can be done with a number of materials. While most people assume spray paint, chalk, sharpies, and a number of other tools can be used to make graffiti. Chalk is one of the easiest graffiti materials to remove from all walls. With chalk and even markers, you can scrub out the stain. Among the hardest to remove is spray paint. Spray paint sticks to the surface and may require paint thinner or other chemicals to get off. At this point, it may be easier to paint if you have the supplies on hand.
2. The Surface Can Be Painted Easily
Spray paint on windows or masonry will have to be taken care of with other means. As both surfaces are rarely if ever painted over, you will have to rely on scraping and other techniques. Most walls that are not wood, masonry, or glass can be painted over if you have enough time. Just make sure that you get the right kind of paint and remember that it may take more then one go to cover up graffiti.
3. Not A Frequent Occurrence
If this is the first time graffiti has ever happened and there is little possibility of future vandalism, then repainting your walls may kill two birds with one stone. It will give you a chance to touch up the property. In addition, you can apply a protective coat to the paint that will make removing any future graffiti much simpler. Either way, you can turn a negative into a positive. For more information on repainting a wall after graffiti check out our website and make sure to give Tom at Ace Painting at 216-323-0552 for your free estimate today!