Select the appropriate graffiti remover

How to remove graffiti paint

The selection of the appropriate graffiti remover depends on the (unprotected) substrate and surface type. The product selection guide below will allow you to identify the methods and products for each specific case.

 

 

Surface Paint type Work steps Products Comments
Spray paint Markers / pens
Painted surfaces
Paints / Facade paints - - (1) GR > D
(2)
TP > D
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G
2. REMOVER G PLUS
3. SHADOW G

PRO:
REMOVER BLUE
REMOVER G14
Problem: Surface paint comes off during graffiti removal
Lacquers +/- +/- (1) GR > D
(2) TP > D
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. SHADOW G
2. PLASTIC G
Problem: Surface paint might come off during graffiti removal
EIFS
Thermal insulation system
- - (1) GR > D
(2)
TP > D
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. PLASTIC G

PRO:
REMOVER G14
Problem: Surface paint comes off during graffiti removal
Mineral substrates *
Tiles + + (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G PLUS
2. SHADOW G

PRO:
REMOVER BLUE
REMOVER G14
Remove spray paint with REMOVER G PLUS and markers with SHADOW G.
Fired clay/clinker/brick + +/- (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G PLUS
2. SHADOW G

PRO:
REMOVER BLUE
REMOVER G14
Problem:repeated shadow removal and bleaching necessary as spray paint and markers might sink deep into the substrate!
Eternit/Fiber cement (without factory made graffiti protection) (1)(1) - - (1) GR > D
(2) TP > D
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. PLASTIC G
2. SHADOW G
Problem: Surface paint comes off during graffiti removal
Concrete / raw concrete + +/- (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G
2. REMOVER G PLUS
3. SHADOW G

PRO:
REMOVER BLUE
REMOVER G14
Problem: repeated shadow removal and bleaching necessary as spray paint and markers might sink deep into the substrate!
Washed concrete + +/- (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G
2. REMOVER G PLUS
3. SHADOW G

PRO:
REMOVER BLUE
REMOVER G14
Fertigputz Finished plaster (coloured or not) - - (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G
2. REMOVER G PLUS
3. SHADOW G
Problem: spray paint / marker seek deep into the porous surface.
Limestone - - (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G
2. REMOVER G PLUS
3. SHADOW G

PRO:
REMOVER BLUE
REMOVER G14
Problem: repeated shadow removal and bleaching necessary as spray paint and markers might sink deep into the substrate!
Natural stones surfaces *
Sandstone +/- +/- (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D
(3) SR > D (if needed)
(4) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G
2. SHADOW G
3. BLEACH G

PRO:
REMOVER BLUE
REMOVER G14
Problem: repeated shadow removal and bleaching necessary as spray paint and markers might sink deep into the substrate!
Marble + +/- (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D
(3) SR > D (if needed)
(4) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G
2. SHADOW G
3. BLEACH G

PRO:
REMOVER BLUE
Problem: repeated shadow removal and bleaching necessary as spray paint and markers might sink deep into the substrate!
Granite + +/- (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D
(3) SR > D (if needed)
(4) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G
2. SHADOW G
3. BLEACH G

PRO:
REMOVER BLUE
Problem: repeated shadow removal and bleaching necessary as spray paint and markers might sink deep into the substrate!
Travertine +/- +/- (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D
(3) SR > D (if needed)
(4) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G
2. SHADOW G
3. BLEACH G

PRO:
REMOVER BLUE
REMOVER G14
Problem: repeated shadow removal and bleaching necessary as spray paint and markers might sink deep into the substrate!
Other natural stones +/- - (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D
(3) SR > D (if needed)
(4) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G
2. SHADOW G
3. BLEACH G

PRO:
REMOVER BLUE
REMOVER G14
Problem: repeated shadow removal and bleaching necessary as spray paint and markers might sink deep into the substrate!
Synthetic finished plasters *
Synthetic resin and variegated stone plaster - - (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. PLASTIC G
2. SHADOW G
3. BLEACH G
Problem:lose stones might come off during graffiti removal
Other substrates *
Wood (untreated) - - (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. REMOVER G
2. SHADOW G
3. BLEACH G
Problem: repeated shadow removal and bleaching necessary as spray paint and markers might sink deep into the substrate!
Plastics (e.g. shutters, distribution boxes) + +/- (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. PLASTIC G
2. SHADOW G
Remove spray paint with PLASTIC G and markers with SHADOW G.
Metal (unlacquered) + + (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. PLASTIC G
2. REMOVER G
3. REMOVER G PLUS
Problem: risk of color shadows when removing felt pens!
Powder coating (metal/plastics) - - (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. PLASTIC G
2. SHADOW G
Remove spray paint with PLASTIC G and markers with SHADOW G. Powder coating might come off!
Glass + + (1) GR > D 1. PLASTIC G
Asphalt/Tar (road) + +/- (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
1. REMOVER G
2. SHADOW G

PRO:
REMOVER BLUE
REMOVER G14
Plexiglas/PMMA/Acrylic glass +/- +/- (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
(3) GC > D (optional)
1. PLASTIC G
2. SHADOW G
Remove spray paint with PLASTIC G and markers with SHADOW G.
Advertising/Truck/PVC banners (i) (e.g. Frontlit, Blockout) +/- +/- (1) GR > D
(2) SR > D (if needed)
1. PLASTIC G
2. SHADOW G
Farbspray mit PLASTIC G entfernen. Markerstifte mit SHADOW G entfernen. Druckfarben können angelöst werden!


Comments


* neither painted nor lacquered

(1) please take into account the special Eternit specification!

Removal (spray paint/permanent marker) from smooth surfaces is always better than from porous/absorbing surfaces.

Very light color shadows might remain (even on protected surfaces) after graffiti removal! There's no 100% success guarantee. 


Legend


+      = recommended
+/-  = ok
-      = not recommended

                                      


GR = Graffiti removal
TP = Touch up / Paint
GC = Graffiti coating
SR = Shadow removal / Bleaching 
D = Drying

PRO = For professional use only. Check operating instructions!