There’s nothing wrong with an urban artist enhancing buildings with well-thought-out, vibrant displays of graffiti — as long as it’s done hand-in-hand with the property owner and/or building management.
We don’t have the facts on this one, but we’re guessing the above scenario is an extreme rarity. Most often, graffiti is unwanted, the result of spray paint and permanent markers gone wild. In most cases, removing the graffiti is what is sought.
Take it from the City of Minneapolis, which takes this stand on removing unwanted graffiti on its official Web Site: “Graffiti has a negative effect on communities. Along with lowering neighborhood appeal, decreasing property values and driving away prospective home-buyers, it also attracts criminal activity. Worst of all, gang members use graffiti to promote themselves. Covering up this graffiti takes away this gang tool and improves the overall look of neighborhoods.”
With a simple phone call, that graffiti mess can be a distant memory. One call, and DCI will come to your location, survey the situation and get to work on removing the offending graffiti and restoring surfaces.
We get the job done with common baking soda. We use sodium bicarbonate under high pressure which is a highly-effective way to remove graffiti.
Because the soda is non-abrasive, it won’t pit surfaces such as brick, stone and concrete. The idea is to wipe away the paint and/or markings, but still retain the character and structural integrity of the surface.
Our process is also environmentally-friendly, because the baking soda is 100 percent biodegradable.
Another bonus: In most cases, the Soda Blasting (as we call it) is more affordable than Sand Blasting.
In the end, it’s a win-win situation. You don’t spend a fortune cleaning up annoying graffiti, and we use techniques that both retain the integrity of the surface and is kind to the environment.
DCI: Restoring order with simple baking soda.