Why You Shouldn’t Sandblast Brick Walls To Remove Graffiti

Posted by Portland Graffiti Removal on Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Portland Graffiti Removal Offers Professional And Experienced Graffiti Removal Services

When you’re in need of graffiti removal, you want to make sure that the graffiti is removed by someone with experience and training. Improper use of graffiti removal techniques can easily go wrong and damage the surface below the graffiti. Portland Graffiti Removal’s team is trained in methods of graffiti removal and promises quick and professional service. If you’ve spotted graffiti near your place of work or near where you live, report it using our online reporting system or our 24-hour graffiti hotline. We respond to all reports of graffiti within 24-48 business hours to make sure that unwanted graffiti is removed as quickly as possible.

Why You Shouldn’t Sandblast Brick Walls

Oftentimes when people take graffiti removal into their own hands, they use improper methods that wind up doing more harm than good. For example, there are plenty of videos online that will tell you that sandblasting brick is an effective method for removing paint. The truth is you should never use this abrasive method on brick — particularly old brick.

When bricks are made, they are baked – much like a loaf of bread. When you picture a loaf of bread, you likely picture the outside layer, or the crust, as being more solid and strong than the inside. The same thing happens to brick. Bricks have a harder outside that protects their softer inside. So while sandblasting can remove paint from brick, it also removes this hard, protective coating and exposes the soft inside of the brick. The inside of the brick is left exposed to the elements and begins to crumble and wear away.

Some may think they’ll be able to save a brick wall by applying sealer after, but that can cause more damage as well. Old brick and lime mortar are very breathable building materials that are constantly taking in and expelling water through both sides of the wall. If you seal up one side of the wall, then you prevent that natural breathability from happening. Moisture builds up within the brick on the underside of the sealer and minerals are deposited just below the surface of the sealer. Eventually, this build-up can cause the exterior 1/4″ or more of the brick to be forced off the wall and fall to the ground.

Don’t sandblast your brick walls to remove graffiti or any other form of paint. Rely on Portland Graffiti Removal instead! We are trained in all the best methods of graffiti removal and promise to effectively and safely remove graffiti where we’re needed.

Don’t Risk Damaging Your Property – Call Portland Graffiti Removal

Portland Graffiti Removal offers the best in graffiti removal in the Portland area. Don’t just take our word for it! Portland Graffiti Removal is a well respected, highly recommended service. Read our testimonials to see how satisfied our clients are with Portland Graffiti Removal’s services.

Don’t suffer unsightly graffiti to remain near your place of business or neighborhood. Need to know if Portland Graffiti Removal services your city? Contact us today to inquire about Portland Graffiti Removal’s superior services. We can restore any surface with graffiti and leave it looking like new.

Report Graffiti by using this form or by calling our 24-hour graffiti hotline at 971.678.5249.


Categories: Brick Walls, Graffiti Removal

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