If you own a home or business then you know how much effort and money it takes to keep such a building looking good and clean. Entropy means everything degrades over time and that’s why we need to put so much energy into keeping things looking as good as possible. It’s hard enough without outsiders destroying your property. That’s why graffiti and other kinds of vandalism are so annoying, it’s easy to feel helpless. But the truth is that there are steps you can take to protect your property.
Repainting. The most obvious way to deal with graffiti is simply covering it up whenever it appears. It seems simple enough until you realize that it’s going to affect the look of your building. First there’s the fact that it takes time and energy to repaint every time damage is done to your building. This means that in most cases you just want to cover up the area that’s been immediately affected. The problem is that this leads to an unappealing look, with visible signs of fresh paint against the older paint. If you want to try this approach make sure to have extra cans of your paint mixed so you can match the color as well as possible but even with this forethought it’s still going to be noticeable.
Coating. Once you paint you don’t want to have to redo your work any time soon. That’s why a number of coating types have been created so you can protect the original paint. Just buy the coating, paint and then cover the paint in a thin coat so you can remove any paint that gets sprayed on in the future. In general there are two types of coating, one that’s made to be removed along with graffiti and another that
Film. Your walls are important but you also need to think of your windows. Damage to your windows can be even worse than painted walls because you might have to replace the windows themselves, you can’t just paint over your windows if you want them to still be usable. That’s why you should invest in safety film. These can help with paint but their main value is protecting from a variety of types of damage that can ruin your windows and cost you big.
Increased security. All of these options will help you deal with graffiti after it appears on your walls but it can all be avoided if you scare would-be vandals away before they can do anything. That’s why you should do what you can to make your building unappealing to taggers. Things like motion activated lights, fencing, barbed wire and security cameras can all work to dissuade vandals from damaging your property.
This list can only begin to explore the options that are available to you. If any of these options seem appealing then look into them and decide if they are really right for you. Investing in anti graffiti film now can save hundreds of dollars, wasted time and general frustration in the future.