How Years Of Graffiti Is Removed

May 13, 2022

The history of graffiti has many layers to it, with some art historians dating graffiti back thousands of years to ancient Greece when it was used as a form of communication. The word graffiti embodies cultural significance, individuality, and ones take on the improvement of a public space. The more modern version began in the 1960s in cities like New York and Philadelphia. Depending on the eye of the beholder, it was considered to be an art form or vandalism (sometimes depending on the quality). In some cases, this form of expression can be frustrating to HOAs, municipalities, and business owners that have to drive past the affected public areas on a daily basis. At All Brite Pressure Washing & More, we’ve developed the skills and technique to remove graffiti no matter how many years it’s been sitting there. Throughout this blog, we’ll discuss the prep work and process that goes into treating graffiti through pressure washing. 

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How To Prepare For Pressure Washing Graffiti

First and foremost, we always speak with the business owner, HOA, or municipality to determine which areas need to be treated and what their expectations are for the project. While pressure washing is a great way to remove many of the stains caused by graffiti, we can never 100% guarantee the entire stain is removed. Based on the amount of time the vandalism took place and the chemicals used, it can be challenging. In many cases, we can virtually remove the entire area of vandalism and can always guarantee night and day difference from when we started to when we finished.  

Our All Brite Pressure Washing & More Team, like many, are visual learners so take a look at the video on our website to see the dramatic impact pressure washing can have when it comes to graffiti removal! As you can see from our video, we spray the area with a commercial grade detergent that helps to break down the spray paint. We spray the affected area and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. The key is to let the detergent sit long enough to begin breaking down the chemicals in the paint without letting it dry. 

How To Contact All Brite Pressure Washing & More

After reading this article, if you have any questions about graffiti removal or you would like a quote, our team would be happy to assist. We’ve worked with many HOAs, municipalities, and businesses that have need pressure washing services, including for graffiti removal. If you are in need of assistance with quotes or questions, you can reach out office at 910-398-2249 or by our website at by clicking this link to our Contact Us page