Graffiti Removal Procedure for Stone, Tile, Brick, and Masonry

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Graffiti Removal Procedure for Stone, Tile, Brick, and Masonry

January 3, 2023 SurpHaces Support Comments Off

Graffiti Removal Procedure for Stone, Tile, Brick, and Masonry

Removing graffiti on stone, tile, brick, or masonry? Put the pressure washer away. It can be problematic and/or ineffective. Let’s talk about graffiti removal.

If your beautiful building, wall, or other surface has just become the unintended canvas for graffiti, your first reaction might be to call your maintenance staff to pressure wash it away. Unfortunately, pressure washing can leave stains behind or shadowing caused by the high-pressured water. If you are dealing with paint, markers, or other water-soluble types of graffiti, as well as post-cleanup stains or shadowing on stone, tile, brick, or masonry, this article offers some guidance on what to do next. You’ll learn about different types of graffiti, and important considerations, such as time, temperature, abrasives, and cleaners, as well as step-by-step instructions for graffiti removal. Read the full article.  

Frederick M Hueston is the founder of Stone Forensics and has over 30 years of experience in the stone business. He has written over 30 books and hundreds of articles. He currently is Chief Technical Direction for SurpHaces and Director of SurpHaces Learning Institute. He hosts a weekly radio show, The Stone and Tile Radio Show and Podcast.