Comparing Graffiti Removal Methodsfor Masonry
Katie Arceneaux, Jason Church, Dr. Mary Striegel
1. Creating the samples of marble,red brick and beige brick: thesamples are cut and cored, thenlabeled.3. Artificially weathering: thesamples are placed into holderscreated for the weather exposurechamber.2. Painting the sampleswith red and black stars4. Applying removal methods
Graffiti Removal Methods
Many removers do not completely remove thegraffiti, and leave‘ghost’marks on the buildings.Different removers workbetter for different materials.
The above image is evidence of people trying toremove graffiti
The purpose of this study is to identify appropriate methods toremove graffiti from different types of masonry.Chemical Solvent: achemical based paint stripperLaser: aninstrument usingradiation to amplifylight.Poultice: a soft, dampclay, paper, or woodmass applied to thesurface.Abrasive: PressureWasher
Quick removal willdiscourage taggers fromadding more graffiti.