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Can Pressure Washing Remove Graffiti?

Today, we will be looking at one of the most popular options for removing graffiti: pressure washing.

For many businesses and parking lot owners, graffiti can be a major problem. While there are rare cases of graffiti being a welcome addition – the masterful works of English artist Banksy come to mind at this point – generally speaking, graffiti is not welcomed. As such, if you find graffiti on your business buildings or commercial parking lots, you may be wondering whether you can remove this graffiti. Luckily, there are options for removing graffiti. 

Today, we will be looking at one of the most popular options for removing graffiti: pressure washing. We’ll also consider other options that you might want to consider to remove graffiti from your property.

Can Pressure Washing Remove Graffiti?

To begin with, we need to answer the question of, “can pressure washing remove graffiti?” This question is one that many people find themselves asking. Understandably, you might be questioning this. After all, how can you scrub off graffiti paint with just water alone? Is this even possible?

Well, the nature of pressure washing can mean that it’s effective for removing graffiti. Because your wall is blasted with a pressurized stream of water, the graffiti paint is often easily removed with water alone. This means that you won’t need to use harsh chemicals and the like to remove the graffiti marks from your property’s walls or floors.

In some cases, a little more power may be needed to remove the graffiti. If this is the case for you, don’t panic; this just means that you need to use a small amount of chemical cleaning product to loosen the graffiti paint before pressure washing it to help ease it away from the wall. In this case, a slightly lower pressure is usually used, as excessive pressure could potentially ingrain the chemicals into the wall and cause staining. Luckily, your pressure washing and graffiti removal team should know about this, and make preparations to avoid this mistake.

Other Options to Remove Graffiti From Walls and Floors

If you don’t want to try pressure washing to remove graffiti from walls and floors, there are a few other options. Good old-fashioned elbow grease and soap may be enough to remove some old or faded graffiti. Otherwise, repainting the entire wall with a thick coat of paint may allow you to cover up the graffiti, as close as removing it from the surface. 

These are both valid options that you could consider to remove graffiti. However, the most effective way to remove graffiti from your property’s walls and floors is invariably to get professional support. 

Get Professional Graffiti Removal and Prevention Support!

If you’ve been plagued by graffiti that you need to be removed professionally, or if you want a solution to prevent graffiti from appearing on your property’s walls or floors, we can help. Here at CityWide Environmental Cleaning, we pride ourselves on offering the highest standard of pressure washing support. For us, nothing is as important as giving our clients the support that they need – so, make sure that your firm gets the graffiti protection support it needs!