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Graffiti removal – is your business squeaky clean?

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With graffiti costing the country roughly £1 billion a year, it’s a very real problem for councils, businesses and homeowners. Not only is graffiti often a blight on the property of law abiding citizens, it also makes people feel vulnerable and targeted.

This month, we’re going to talk you through the process of getting rid of any graffiti which may have appeared as well as what you can do to prevent it reappearing. The first thing to establish is whether it is your responsibility to tackle the damage or whether it is down to the council.

As a rule of thumb, any graffiti which has occurred on your property is deemed to be your responsibility. Many councils act differently, but mainly only remove graffiti from council property. This isn’t to say a council won’t help or advise you, but when it comes to the cleaning up on your own site, it’s down to you.

Graffiti removal: Go professional or go it alone?


Your first option is to try and tackle the damage yourself. You may be able to get advice on the right products and techniques from your council, but a lot will depend on how much experience you have of such tasks.

Removing paint from your own walls or surfaces is time consuming, utilising detergent and some good old fashioned elbow grease. While this might be more practical for a small scrawl of graffiti, anything larger sprayed onto your walls might not be so easy to remove.
Another aspect of the process many people don’t consider is the damage you could be doing to the surface itself through excessive scrubbing, wearing the natural finish or coating of a surface, possibly making things worse in the long run.


Professional graffiti removal is the other option available to you. With a professional team tackling the damage on your property, you’ll be guaranteed the best possible results. A team with experience will know exactly which technique will bring the best results for different surface materials.

An initial assessment will be carried out, allowing the best course of action to be devised. Abrasive blasting is often the most efficient and thorough way to get rid of graffiti, something a professional can perform with great ease, having the equipment and experience to tackle such a job.

At J Radford Group we deliver effective and efficient graffiti removal services, taking into consideration your property type and the materials involved. With expertise spanning across building restoration and abrasive cleaning, the premises of your business will be looking new again in no time.

Prevent graffiti with anti-graffiti coating

Regardless of how you decide to get rid of the graffiti on your property, if you are aware that such vandalism is rife in your area, it might be a good idea to invest in anti-graffiti coatings for your more vulnerable surfaces.

At J Radford Group, we believe that prevention is key when it comes to preserving your premises, which is why we provide three types of anti-graffiti coatings: sacrificial, semi-permanent and permanent. With a special coating on your walls, you’ll never have to scrub at graffiti on your premises again.

If you’d like to learn more about graffiti removal or are interested in anti-graffiti coating for your surfaces, simply contact J Radford Group today. We’re always happy to discuss the individual requirements of any business, helping to restore any property to its former glory.

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