Removing Roller Shutter Graffiti

Whilst a roller shutter is an excellent security measure when it comes to preventing burglary, they aren’t immune to vandalism. After all, they are the perfect canvas for artists of the night to display their work. Luckily, there is something you can do about it. Here at ABC Industrial Doors we understand how frequently roller shutters are targeted by graffiti and vandalism and since they are a must-have piece of security, we want to educate our readers on prevention methods and clean-up solutions. Read on to find out more…

Preventing Damage

It is important to remember that removing graffiti is no easy task. After all, many of the chemicals used in spray paints are permeant and you may find that you are only able to reduce the damage down to an unrecognisable fade. With this said, there are many steps you can take to prevent the damage before graffiti is even carried out. For example, there are products you can buy that stop the paint from attaching to the shutters, making it much easier to remove.

Removing Graffiti

Time is of the essence when it comes to roller shutter graffiti so you should remove it as soon as possible. After all, ‘fresh’ graffiti damage tends to come away much easier. In order to remove the paint, you should use things like steel wool, solvent, paint thinner and even acetone. With this said, you should always ensure that you wear gloves and dilute the substances in order to prevent unnecessary damage to your roller shutters.

Top Tips

In order to get the best results when it comes to removing graffiti, there are a few things you should avoid doing. For example, scrubbing too hard with steel wool or sandpaper can do more damage than it is worth so you should always be gentle yet firm. In addition to this, always ensure that you wash down the surface with warm soapy water to remove any trace of the chemicals that were used. When it comes to security, the team here at ABC Industrial Doors are always pushing our range of roller shutters. After all, modern developments mean that they are no longer the eyesore of the street they have the reputation for being and their design makes them an incredibly durable solution to crime. Get in contact with a member of the ABC team to find out more information today!  

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