Cleaning Up Graffiti | Anyclean

updated: 15/11/2023


Cities all across the country have a growing graffiti problem. And London suffers more from this form of urban blight than most places. It’s important that your surrounding, home or office, be clean and graffiti free not only for your personal satisfaction but also to protect the value of your property.

The problem with graffiti cleaning is that is that graffiti artists are using more and more technologically advanced paints and materials that make removal of the signs of their vandalism difficult for the layman. Even if you could spare the time to try your hand at graffiti cleaning, the chances of your success are slim. With the kinds of spray paints that are now being used for graffiti, soap, water and cleaning agents are almost useless. Even over the counter paint removers may not be effective and even if they do remove most of the graffiti, cleaning up the stains and splotches left behind can be as difficult as the graffiti cleaning itself. And use of strong chemicals can cause damage to the surface finish of the areas where the graffiti has been done.

Additionally, seeing you toil away trying to remove the graffiti will only encourage the vandals to strike again. The best way to fight London’s graffiti menace is to have all traces of it cleaned up quickly and efficiently by a home cleaning agency. Once the vandals see that their efforts are being quickly removed from the public eye, their reason for existence evaporates and they slink off to find some other area to practice their nefarious arts.

When contacting a home cleaning agency make sure that is one that has a special graffiti cleaning service. Because of the types of paints used, graffiti cleaning is a specialized process requiring special tools, chemicals and experience. Look for a cleaning service that has:

* High pressure water cleaning equipment
* Non hazardous and non toxic graffiti removing chemicals
* People experience in the use of the equipment and chemicals

Finding a home cleaning agency with the right kind of experience in graffiti cleaning is important because the inks and paints used to create graffiti can damage the surfaces they are used on, especially if they are polycarbonate.

While you can try to remove the occasional mark on the exterior of your office or home yourself, be careful that your graffiti cleaning efforts don’t end up doing more harm than good. If you notice that the paints seem to be getting absorbed into the walls or if the colours are spreading, call in an experienced house cleaning agency immediately.

About the author 

Nick Vassilev

Nick blogs about cleaning. He is a cleaning expert with more than 25 years of experience. He is also an NCCA-certified carpet cleaner. Founder and CEO of Anyclean.