Tagging and Unsolicited Graffiti
It's important to remove Tagging or unsolicited Graffiti within 24hrs. By removing the vandalism a clear message is sent to the vandal that someone owns the property and cares about its appearance.
Before removing the tag/graffiti vandalism consider:
1. What was used to do the tag or graffiti vandalism?
2. What kind of surface is it on? I.e.: metal brick, stucco, cement?
3. How long has the surface been vandalized?
4. How big an area has been vandalized?
All of these considerations can factor in to how vandalism is removed. Depending on the surface, an alternative to painting may be to use a commercially available chemical graffiti remover. On brick, painting may not be desirable and chemical may not work, power washing or soda or sand blasting may be an option. On a large surface area a professional contractor may be required. However, especially in the hot Okanagan sun the longer the tag or graffiti vandalism is up, the more difficult the removal.
Whatever the process it is critical to track all cost to ensure that once the vandals are caught there is an opportunity for restitution. Graffiti & Tag Vandalism cost tracking form