How to remove graffiti from recycled plastics

How to remove graffiti from recycled plastics

Most recycled plastic furniture and decking are predominantly manufactured using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and come in a variety of colors and textures.

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Removing graffiti from these surfaces is a straightforward process using a variety of World's Best Removal products which will generally not react with the plastics or discolor them.

When using Sensitive Surface Graffiti Remover make sure to thoroughly flood coat the graffiti and push in the remover using a soft scouring pad at least once between coats to ensure it is penetrating the graffiti and substrate to dissolve the graffiti adequately. Once graffiti is fully dissolved, wipe it away with a DAMP toweling cloth.

For heavier baked-on graffiti, Bare Brick Stone & Masonry Graffiti Remover can be quicker to dissolve it. Brush on several times and push it in between coats with a scourer. After some dwell time and agitation gun off with a pressure washer.

The most common products used on recycled plastics are Sensitive Surface Graffiti Remover or Graffiti Safewipes (impregnated with Sensitive Surface Remover).

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3 Golden Rules

  • 1)

    If graffiti is not coming off easily, you're doing it 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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