Local artists and students in Watsonville, California organized a community graffiti removal clean up day. The effort helped to remove extensive graffiti from the local park located close to the local school. By painting murals, the organizers hope to change the atmosphere in the park and discourage future graffiti attacks. Graffiti was painted over metal fences, concrete and other surfaces.
Mural painting is a excellent way to remove graffiti. But the effort must be ongoing. Graffiti taggers will soon return and vandalize again. The community must be prepared to quickly remove the new graffiti. The more quickly, the new graffiti is removed, the less likely the taggers are to return. After a few cycles where the community can quickly remove the new graffiti, taggers are likely to move on to less aggressively protected sites.
To remove new graffiti, fresh paint is always an option, especially if the spot has been painted before. For murals, a best practice is to apply an anti-graffiti coating, either sacrificial, semi-sacrificial, or a permanent nano anti-graffiti coating. This protects the murals against graffiti attack and makes future graffiti removal from their surface possible without damaging the original mural itself.
For graffiti removal from murals protected by sacrificial, semi-sacrificial, or permanent nano anti-graffiti coatings, the best graffiti remover is Clean City Pro Red Label graffiti remover. Clean City Pro Red Label graffiti remover is a fast, safe, effective full strength graffiti remover. Clean City Pro Red Label graffiti remover is designed to remove graffiti tags from sacrificial, semi-sacrificial, or permanent nano anti-graffiti coatings. Clean City Pro Red Label graffiti remover is also excellent for removing graffiti from metal, concrete, brick, stone, sidewalks, painted surfaces, plastics, and much more.
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A three month old exterior mural depicting the history of the historic Music Box movie theater located in the 3700 block of Southport Avenue was hit by a graffiti attack. The mural, painted on stucco, had been sealed with a clear coat varnish. However, the varnish was unable to protect the mural and the mural, which took over 40 hours to paint, is now damaged beyond repair.
Murals play an important role as street art and to beautify the urban street environment. They often can reduce the frequency of graffiti tagging on a particular wall or commercial corridor. However, after completion, murals should be coating with an anti-graffiti clear coating. This step is essential to protect the mural against graffiti attack. Additionally, Clean City Pro Yellow Label or Clean City Pro Green label can be used to attempt to remove the spray paint graffiti tag without damaging the underlying mural surface. A clear coating will help to prevent the graffiti remover from removing the mural paint.
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