Are you struggling to remove graffiti from a concrete surface? It can be a tough job to do if you aren’t working with the right tools. Fortunately, you can get it done if you have access to a liquid graffiti remover and a pressure washer from Hotsy.
Here are our tips that will make removing graffiti from concrete a cinch.
Dress appropriately for the job.
Things can get messy when you are cleaning graffiti, so it’s a good idea to wear as much protective gear as you possibly can. You should equip yourself with a face mask, thick gloves, safety glasses, and clothes you don’t mind getting wet and potentially dirty.
Use a special graffiti remover on your concrete before pressure washing it.
Hotsy has a product called Fat Cap Graffiti Remover that is specifically designed to penetrate deep down into concrete so that you can remove graffiti. Before you start using a pressure washer on concrete for the purpose of getting rid of graffiti, you should saturate it with this product and let it sit for a few minutes. It will prepare your concrete surface for stripping and help you remove all of the graffiti quickly.
Apply a lower pressure first.
If you are using an electric-powered pressure washer to get this job done, we advise that you use a lower pressure PSI. Low pressures are especially effective on surfaces like older brick and mortar joints. If the paint is fresh, after you use the Fat Cap Graffiti Remover to soften the paint, you should right away apply the pressure to rinse it out of the pores in the brick, standing at a steep angle about two feet away. Most people like to use a pressure between 2000 to 3500 PSI, and we recommend starting with the lowest first.
When removing graffiti from concrete with a pressure washer, you should opt for a wide tip pressure washing nozzle that will cover the majority of the surface as you clean. If possible, you should also opt for one of the many hot water pressure washers from Hotsy. The hot water from one of these machines will help loosen up the graffiti and remove it from your concrete without much effort on your part.
While getting rid of graffiti from concrete can be a real pain. This shouldn’t be too much to handle with Hotsy graffiti removal products. Call North Texas Sales & Distribution at 800-652-2864 today to find out which Hotsy products would be best for dealing with graffiti and other unsightly blemishes on concrete.