It can be confusing trying to decipher how to be an environmentally conscious company and a good corporate citizen when addressing graffiti problems that surround your environment. There are a myriad of anti-graffiti coatings that range from only lasting for one graffiti removal (sacrificial coating) to surviving several graffiti removals (semi-sacrificial) to protecting a surface for many graffiti abatements (non-sacrificial).
When evaluating anti-graffiti coatings consider this, SEI Industrial Chemicals Graffiti Proofer is made in Southern California under the strict rules of the SCAQMD which are arguably the toughest standards in the nation. But when you really drill down to the entire lifecycle of graffiti and how it is dealt with, the Graffiti Proofer GPA-300 environmental footprint is stellar. Sure you may locate a zero VOC product, but if it is a 2 component product, then you expose your personnel to mixing chemicals and many use caustic chemicals as the catalyst.
Why is the Graffiti Proofer the greenest? Because when the permanent non-sacrificial coating is properly applied, it can withstand many graffiti removals for many years. But what really separates it from the pack is that no chemicals are required to perform graffiti removals, thus not exposing maintenance people to harsh chemicals nor increasing the carbon footprint each time a removal is performed. Also, no trips to the paint store to paint over graffiti which once again exposes people to chemicals and increases the environmental impact of your structure. For more information please call (408) 402-5395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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High School students spent weeks painting this mural… luckily it is protected.
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SEI Industrial Chemicals anti-graffiti coating is applied to this aquatic mural to provide repeated protection by sealing the surface from many spray paints, permanent markers, lipstick, paint pens, crayons, gum, footprints, grease and other commonly used tools of the graffiti vandal. The treated surfaces are also protected from the harmful effects of the environment (smog, ultra-violet rays, sulfur dioxide, smoke, ozone, dirt, wind, sea mist and spray, and other common urban pollutants). Graffiti can be removed multiple times without using any chemicals. For more information please call (408) 402-5395 or email email@example.com
A multi-colored multi-surfaced building is coated with SEI Industrial Chemicals GPA-300. Our Graffiti Proofer sticks to a myriad of substrates as illustrated in this photo with the non-sacrificial coating applied to cement block, stucco and other painted surfaces. The Graffiti Proofer clear coat helps prevent the permanent staining caused by graffiti vandalism by way of spray paints, permanent markers, lipstick, paint pens, and other commonly used tools of the graffiti vandal can be successfully removed without marring the surface. The treated surfaces are also protected from the harmful effects of the environment (smog, ultra-violet rays, sulfur dioxide (SO₂), smoke, ozone, dirt, wind, sea mist and spray, and other common urban pollutants). For more information please call (408) 402-5395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Water tanks are prime targets for graffiti due to their locations and vast surfaces. in 2010, SEI Industrial Chemicals in California provided the Graffiti Proofer clear coat to help protect the tank and dome for years against spray paint and permanent markers. This tank was put back into service in 2010 and has been protected ever since. The anti-graffiti coating was applied to the painted concrete tank walls and the entire aluminum dome. Seicoat’s Graffiti Proofer sticks to a host of non-porous and porous substrates such as: metal, wood, concrete split face block, CMU and painted surfaces. For more information contact us at: email@example.com
In California, stucco is a commonly used construction material that is assaulted daily by a variety of Environmental Contaminants, Weather and Frequent Damage by Graffiti Vandals. SEI Industrial Chemicals in California specializes in protecting and removing graffiti from stucco surfaces. Here is another recent example of a stucco surfaced structure being protected for years to come against environmental contaminants, bubble gum, grease, foot prints, spray paint, stickers, crayons, markers and wax. To find out more, call (408) 402-5395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Graffiti tags easily removed from metal newsstand in less than 90 secondsOne of the most heavily hits surfaces are newspaper stands in cities. There is a constant battle against the unwanted marks and a never ending problem. Additionally, many municipalities have ordinances in place requiring quick removal of graffiti or the vendor faces fines. This SF Weekly newsstand is protected with SEI Industrial Chemicals anti-graffiti coating. The video illustrates removals of slap tags and spray paint all in around 90 seconds. Additionally, the protective clear coat is still in place and will survive foot prints, gum, tape, labels, spilled beverages, spray paints, markers, crayons and many other items.
Students participated in an annual community event to help create artwork that would eventually be selected to be printed on to vinyl and be wrapped on city doors that are prominently displayed on various buildings. SEI Industrial Chemicals GPA-300 Graffiti Proofer anti-graffiti coating was applied to doors and utility boxes throughout the city to help protect against bubble gum, tape, stickers, spray paint, markers, crayons and labels.
Utility boxes being protected with Graffiti Proofer
Many municipalities install plastic covers over publically displayed fire alarm pulls which solves one problem and creates another… Graffiti slap tags (labels, stickers). Traditionally, options were very limited. Either purchase a new cover each time, use chemicals to remove tags which usually results in damaging the plastic, or trying to apply a coating on the plastic to help repel stickers which usually “fogs” the plastic and makes in unusable. The Graffiti Proofer product has been successfully used by Cities to protect the plastic fire alarm covers against slap tags, graffiti spray paint and even markers… All without fogging the plastic. The Graffiti Proofer non-sacrificial coating provides long term protection for many removals.
To learn more about how SEI Industrial Checmicals Non-Sacrificial Graffiti Proofer protects Fire Alarms from stickers and graffiti, watch this video!
Another structure protected by SEI Industrial Chemicals Graffiti Proofer to assist in repelling permanent markers, spray paint, stickers and other various types of graffiti. Cleaning and removals are as simple as using a damp towel or a low pressure wash without using any chemicals. The structure is protected for many years and will withstand numerous removals without harming the non-sacrificial anti-graffiti coating.