Using natural stone in the construction of boundary and feature walls is a great way to add style and character to any property. When done right, these stone walls can last for a very long time and withstand many years being exposed to the elements.
However, like external walls in many locations, these can be a target for graffiti vandals, leaving the bare stone marked with a graffiti substance. Many bare surfaces have some level of porosity and will quickly soak up liquids that come into contact with them, making it difficult to completely remove things like graffiti tags.
As experts in graffiti removal, our team has a range of cleaning solutions and treatment processes that can take care of cleaning graffiti from most bare surfaces. However, we recommend the use of a suitable protective coating on bare substrates, as this will greatly improve the ease of cleaning graffiti tags as well as other stains.
A good example of this would be a sandstone feature wall. As sandstone is a relatively soft stone and highly porous, it easily soaks up substances that come into contact with its surface. This alone can make cleaning graffiti off sandstone difficult. The soft nature of this stone also means that harsh treatments like pressure cleaning can cause damage to the surface and leave permanent marks.
When a suitable protective coating has been applied to sandstone, it will seal the pores of the stone so that the graffiti substance can not soak into the stone, making the graffiti removal process much quicker and easier. This also helps to protect the stone from other stains that can be caused by general dirt and grime.
Depending on the type of protective coating used, these can also enhance the look of the stone and give it a beautiful finish. So, you not only end up with a stone wall that is protected from stains and graffiti, but one that stays looking its best for a long time.
Our technicians are highly experienced when it comes to choosing the correct protective coating for stone and bare surfaces. So, if you have a stone wall you would like to protect, give our team a call to discuss the best option for you.