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Anti-Graffiti Coating

Bagnalls | 10 June

Anti-graffiti coatings are used by a wide range of public and private sector customers in areas where graffiti is a constant menace. Rather than incur the costs of regular graffiti removal and potential damage to the building through pressure washing they employ Bagnalls to offer the most effective long term solution to their problem. Bagnalls can apply anti-graffiti coatings to protect the surface and even if an area is subject to continuous graffiti, the removal can be undertaken much more swiftly, with little impact on the substrate and at a much reduced price.

Specialist anti-graffiti coatings have been developed to help protect surfaces from graffiti, glue from fly posters, air-borne pollution and grime. Not only can the graffiti and pollution have a harmful effect on the surface of a building in the first instance but repeated cleaning can also damage the integrity of the surface, which can cause other problems.

Certain structures are particularly susceptible to graffiti such as subways, bridges, rail sidings, public buildings, shopping centres, industrial buildings and communal areas (stairwells/corridors). Although the coatings cannot stop the area being subject to graffiti it can make it easier to clean off. There are two options available:

  • Sacrificial Coatings, which act as a barrier between the surface and the graffiti and when cleaned they wash off along with the graffiti or dirt. The coating then needs to be reapplied to offer continued protection. Sacrificial coatings are useful as a preventative measure where there is no habitual problem with graffiti and if it occurs it can be easily removed.
  • Permanent coatings are a more robust option, resulting in underlying protection for anything between 10-20 years, dependent on the specification applied. Permanent coatings are most suited to street furniture such as utility boxes and lamp posts as well as subways and communal staircases, where repeated vandalism is common.

There are also permanent coatings manufactured to repel paint and glue to combat the urban problem of fly posting. These types of permanent coating allow the substrate to breath so are more suitable for porous surfaces like concrete and brick, they also allow any graffiti to be removed using less harmful substances such as pressure water jetting or mild chemical cleaning.

Your local Bagnalls branch will work with you and our supply chain partners to offer the best solution for graffiti prevention and removal.  Products include Urban Hygiene’s Easy-on, Sherwin-Williams Anti-Graffiti Coating, Dulux Trade anti-graffiti finish, Crown Trade Timonox Anti-Graffiti Flame Retardant glaze and Johnstone’s 2 pack anti-graffiti glaze.

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