How to Remove Ink from Walls and Building Surfaces | Working with Feltpen Fadeout

How to Remove Ink from Walls and Building Surfaces | Working with Feltpen Fadeout

Feltpen Fadeout (FF) is designed for the final removal of stains left from inks, dyes, boot polish, and red spray cans. It has so many useful applications and can make ALL the difference in the final stages of your removal jobs so you can leave them looking perfect.

We like to think about it as ‘the missing link’ in professional removals! You won’t always need it, but when you need it, you REALLY need it.

Feltpen removing ink stains from painted utility box
Use Feltpen Fadeout for the final removal of ink stains from coated and painted surfaces.

feltpen fadeout removing inks from porous masonry

Use Feltpen Fadeout for inks and dyes that stain porous masonry, brick or stone.

feltpen fadout removing red spray paint from cement wall

Use Feltpen Fadeout for the complete removal of red spray can paint. Use it before or after rinsing Bare Brick Stone and Masonry Graffiti Remover.

It is also brilliant for the removal of most organic stains from all building surfaces.

Here are a few tips.

After removing as much felt pen marker as possible, one may get away with applying just one application of FF and obtain good results (this is most likely because it was an easy magic marker/felt pen). However there are a few markers which may require several applications.

If you've applied FF a couple of times and it's starting to fade, then you are on the right track, but you need to change your technique. 

Remember, once the FF is dried it stops working so try to work in the cool of the day or in shaded situations.

Wet the wall up with water first and apply as much as possible before leaving it. If possible cover the area with plastic sheeting. This is especially important when working in the heat.

After every third application, pressure wash the area being treated and continue reapplying the FF until the shadow is gone.

Our expression "the longer the wetter, the better" has never been more important.

Dilute 4:1 for the removal of blood stains and urine. 10:1 for the removal of mold and mildew. 20:1 for building and car wash-downs.

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Clips Courtesy of NYC Power Wash

3 Golden Rules

1) If graffiti is not coming off easily, you're doing wrong! You may require a change of tact or use of another product.

2) If you can't remove a little bit of graffiti, then you're not going to remove a lot. TEST FIRST before applying product to an entire job. This way you can determine if you’re on the right track before embarking on full scale removals.

3) If you're working hard, you're doing it wrong.  Forget the scrubbing, blasting and any other abrasive measures. Put simply, either your products are working or they’re not. Any problems can be taken care of with the right technique.

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