How to Remove Graffiti Tensid UK Ltd
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How to Remove Graffiti

This Project Page will provide you with information about the tools and techniques you need to accomplish complete removal of graffiti from masonry, brick, stone and other surfaces.

Graffiti damage costs millions every year so effective management is vital. The good news is studies show that when graffiti is removed within 24 hours, the incentive for vandals and graffiti is also removed and graffiti will reduce.

graffiti removal with pressure washer
What is Graffiti Made of?

Spraypaint graffiti is formed of pigment, solvent and binder. The sooner you remove the graffiti, the less likely it is that the solvent has had time to evaporate and the binder time to set, thus the time and effort required for the removal process wil be dramatically decreased.

Marker pen ink is formed of permanent ink and a solvent. The sooner you remove the ink, the less time it wil have to penetrate the microstructure of the surface. Thereby increasing the likelihood of successful removal. Page Top>

Removing Graffiti

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Graffiti Removal from brick, concrete and natural stone – marker pen (continued)

If ‘ghosting’ is still evident it will be necessary to mix the two components of AGS Graffi Ghost Poultice.

After mixing:

16. Apply mixed poultice approximately 4mm thick to affected area.
17. Cover with polythene and warning signs.
18. Allow to dwell for 24 hours.
19. Remove poultice.
20. Pressure wash clean, preferably with hot water.
21. Apply AGS Graffi Ghost Rinse or PROSOCO Limestone Afterwash.
22. Allow to dwell for 3-5 minutes.
23. Pressure wash clean preferably with hot water.

Always test graffiti removal product on a small area before use.

It is recommended that only trained professionals should use these graffiti removal products and techniques.

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If you’ve ever had to deal with the problem of graffiti, you’ll know that each cleaning situation is unique. The type of surface, and the type of paint used in the graffiti, require the right graffiti removal products in order for removal to be successful.

Over many years, Tensid UK Ltd has developed a highly-effective range of graffiti removal products. Plus, anti-graffiti coatings to help protect surfaces from the problem in the first place. Tensid’s own proven brand of AGS© graffiti removers work on brick, masonry and natural stone, plus hard surfaces such as polycarbonate, metal, glass and tiles. Here’s a brief guide to graffiti removal using Tensid’s graffiti removal products:

Quick guide to graffiti removal from brick, masonry and stone substrates

Graffiti Removal from brick, concrete and natural stone – spray paint

1. Apply AGS Graffi Clean 300.
2. Allow to dwell for 15-45 minutes.
3. Pressure wash clean, preferably with hot water.

If ‘ghosting’ remains,

4. Apply AGS Graffi Ghost.
5. Allow to dwell for 3-5 minutes.
6. Pressure wash clean, preferably with hot water.

Graffiti removal from concrete, yellow bricks and natural stone

If ‘ghosting’ remains after the use of AGS Graffi Ghost

7. Apply AGS Graffi Ghost Rinse or PROSOCO Limestone Afterwash.
8. Allow to dwell for 3-5 minutes.
9. Pressure wash clean preferably with hot water.
10. Repeat steps 4-9.

Graffiti Removal from brick, concrete and natural stone – marker pen

11. Carry out procedures as for brick work.
12. After application and washing of AGS Graffi Ghost Rinse or PROSOCO Limestone Afterwash apply AGS Graffi Ghost Poultice – liquid component.
13. Allow to dwell for 5-10 minutes.
14. Pressure wash clean preferably with hot water.
15. Repeat steps 7-14 for 3 to 4 cycles.

Protect Against Graffiti
Protect surface against future graffiti attacks by applying a sacrificial anti-graffiti coating such as Graffi Coat 1, or a permanent anti-graffiti coating such as Graffi Coat 101 Always test coatings on a small area to check for suitability. Page top >

Please contact us to discuss your graffiti removal needs and for more information.
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