From time to time, we run across things we feel are worth noting and sharing with our customers.
Some think removing graffiti is as simple as removing paint like one might do in restoring a piece of furniture. When using a paint stripper, paint remover or naval jelly, the goal is to completely remove the paint from the base material. These types of products differ from a true graffiti remover in the fact that graffiti removers are designed to remove the unwanted outer layer of spray paint or marker while leaving as much, if not all, of the base coating intact. An aerosol can of paint remover from a big box store was used for the application shown in the picture. It did remove some of the graffiti. However, the graffiti was not fully removed on the first attempt, so the product was applied a second time and left to sit for a few minutes. When the user tried to wipe away the graffiti, the paint remover had penetrated through and lifted the original paint as well. Yikes! When the maintenance staff stood back and looked at the completed job, they probably said the same word the tagger used... “S***!”
Here's what can happen when the wrong product is used. Ouch!
Staff members at SnagWolf share their experiences...