Graffiti Artist Vs Graffiti Vandal?

Having been in the anti-graffiti business for over 20-years now people who have just met me are often confused when I show my enthusiasm for a good graffiti mural. “You shouldn’t like it”, “I bet you can’t wait to remove that!” , “Oooo, THE ENEMY!” – I’ve heard all the comments. The truth is I really rather like graffiti art …

Thoughts on the graffiti paint-out?

The graffiti paint-out is now a widely accepted and commonly deployed method for tackling graffiti. Rather than washing away a graffiti tag, mural or design, local authorities and highways agency’s often cover up and obliterate graffiti using paint – this is called a graffiti paint-out and leaves a trademark “patchwork quilt” effect pattern on subways, bridges and walls. The graffiti …

What are safe graffiti removers?

“Safe” is a subjective term, especially when applied to modern graffiti removal products. Here at Urban Hygiene Ltd, we believe safe graffiti removers are products that carry no hazard warning symbols on their packaging so can officially carry the title “Safe”. In the past graffiti removing chemicals, such as methylene chloride, have been found to be extremely dangerous and even carcinogenic, so …

What are Anti-Graffiti Coatings?

Anti-Graffiti Coatings are specially manufactured Paints, Coatings, Glazes or Varnishes that prevent graffiti vandalism, in all its forms, from successfully adhering to a substrate. Anti-Graffiti Coatings must be able to resist Spray Paint and Permanent Marker Pen graffiti as these are the most common choices of the graffiti vandal and they should facilitate the 100% removal of said graffiti without shadows, stains …

Mistakes when removing graffiti

The top 5 mistakes people make when removing graffiti. 1) Believing the most dangerous product is the most effective. It is a common misconception that graffiti removing products marked; Hazardous, Harmful, Corrosive and Irritant are in some way stronger and therefore more effective than their unclassified and safe graffiti remover equivalents. This is not true. Products marked with these kinds …