What's the difference between Graffiti Tagging and Street Art?
Good Street Art is great, good Graffiti Tagging is gone!
Wild Flowers are not weeds: Protect Street Art
"Street Art are urban wildflowers. In a formal Rose Garden, wildflowers are weeds just like the buckthorn, crabgrass, and dandelions. But in a vibrant, dynamic native garden, wildflowers are different. They bloom in colorful bursts, attract bees and butterflies. They require no watering and they don't choke out other native plants. But the weeds that grow around the wildflowers need to be cleared so that the wildflowers can prosper."
Do your part to allow Street Art to Thrive
Do your part to keep the streets clean of graffiti tagging so that Street Art can thrive! The only way to change the perception that all graffiti is bad, is to raise the bar and eliminate the bad graffiti and graffiti tagging. A single Street Art sticker on the back of a sign can make a strong visual statement. Graffiti stickers covering a sign drown out Street Art and turns the sign to blight.
Community volunteers, police officers, firefighters, and park district staff came together in Duluth, MN for a Community Graffiti Action Clean-Up Day to Help eliminate the blight of graffiti and graffiti tagging in the urban center.
Graffiti Action Days are innovative volunteer graffiti removal events that empower the community to reclaim their neighborhood from the visual blight of graffiti. They can make a significant and tangible impact on the appearance of a targeted commercial corridor, park or neighborhood plagued by graffiti.
Graffiti Action Days are typically spearheaded by Municipalities, Neighborhood Organizations, Schools, Aldermanic Offices, Chambers of Commerce, or Block Clubs.
Volunteers can quickly and safely remove hundreds of graffiti tags armed with the highly-innovative, highly-effective, highly-green Clean City Pro Green Label Graffiti Remover. During the two-hour events, volunteers report personally cleaning an estimated 30 to 50 tags.
Clean City Pro Green Label Graffiti Remover is highly environmentally-friendly and therefore very safe to work with. It is fast acting and can completely remove most tags within a couple minutes without impacting the underlying surface.
Because Clean City Pro Green Label Graffiti Remover is safe enough to be used by non-professionals, a group of volunteers armed with spray bottles, sponges and buckets of water can effectively remove the majority of the graffiti in a commercial corridor on non-porous surfaces including signs, mailboxes, newspaper boxes, meter boxes and lamp posts.
Large graffiti tags on brick, concrete or other porous surfaces require removal with a pressure washer and heavy duty Clean City Pro Blue Label Gel Graffiti Remover. Alternatively, painting over large graffiti tags is an option for this type of graffiti.
Often graffiti action volunteers will encounter street art while removing graffiti. It is not necessary to remove street art. Street art has been demonstrated to improve the urban environment, unlike graffiti tags which blight it. So what is the difference between Street Art and Graffiti Tagging? 1. Street Art is constructive, Graffiti Tagging is destructive. 2. Street Art adorns the urban landscape, Graffiti Tagging scars it and accelerates urban decay. 3. Street Art is about the audience, Graffiti Tagging is about the tagger.
Fast and Easy Step-by-step guide for how to Remove Graffiti from Painted Metal Newspaper Box using Clean City Pro Green Label Graffiti Remover.
Step 1: Spray Clean City Pro Green Label Graffiti Remover onto graffiti tag
Step 2: Allow short dwell time of 20 to 100 seconds. Sharpie or permanent marker will break within 15 seconds. Paint marker will break within 30 to 60 seconds. Grease pen will break within 2 minutes and agitation will assist the removal as the grease chunks break free. Spray paint will break within 60 seconds to two minutes.
Step 3: Scrub lightly with scouring pad
Step 4: Rinse clean with water or wet rag.
Clean City Pro is dedicated to providing the safest, most effective Green Graffiti Removers to help keep our cities clean of graffiti.