15 Apr Graffiti Problem? Give Us a Call to Remove It!
One of a business owner’s worst nightmares is showing up to the office one morning only to find that a mischievous individual has spray painted the side of their building. It’s a terrible look for both the office building and the neighborhood as a whole. You need to act fast if you fall victim to a graffiti artist’s handiwork. The longer graffiti stays on your building, the harder it may be to remove, and the more unwanted attention it will garner from folks passing by.
Unfortunately, getting graffiti off the side of your building can be tricky if you don’t know how to go about doing it. This handy guide will show you some of the tricks the pros use to remove unwanted spray paint. Keep in mind that, if none of these work, you’ll need to call a company like Knauss Property Services that specializes in building washing in Indianapolis, IN—and you’ll likely find it much easier to call the pros first, rather than trying the DIY approach!
- Glass: Glass windows and doors seem to be a high-priority target for vandals wielding a can of spray paint. This is especially true for properties that have large glass windows or doors on the ground floor. Thankfully, paint is fairly easy to remove paint from glass as long as you have the right tools and time to do the job. Start by going at the paint with a razor blade. Carefully scratch the paint off the glass at a 30-degree angle. It takes a while, but you can usually get the majority of the paint off with a razor blade. You can get the remaining paint off with some water and ultra-fine bronze wool.
- Metal: Metal is another surface that building owners may be able to clean up by themselves. Try tackling the graffiti with some paint thinner at first. If the graffiti is relatively new, that should do the trick. If it’s been on for a while, you may need to give us a call. We’ll hit the wall with one of our sandblasters or pressure washers and take care of that paint in no time!
- Masonry: Brick and stone are two of the hardest surfaces to remove graffiti from, and removal usually needs to be done by the pros. Unless you just want to repaint the whole surface (or risk damaging the wall), you’ll need to call us for building washing in Indianapolis, IN. Paint needs to be sandblasted or pressure washed off masonry walls. You can attempt to do the job yourself, but more often than not, you can end up damaging the wall while trying to get rid of your problem. We have years of experience working with heavy-duty machines, so you can trust us to carefully and efficiently remove that nasty graffiti.
Hopefully your establishment never falls victim to a can of spray paint and some ne’er-do-wells. But if it does, you know who to call! The professionals at Knauss Property Services will be there in no time to take care of all of the graffiti. We have a variety of other specialties and may even be able to help repair any structural damage to your building—just ask!