1. Recognize that graffiti vandalism is a community problem and unless CITIES budget for it out of taxpayer’s money then it will never be eradicated. It is no longer possible to avoid this fact. Around $100,000 should be an initial figure.
2. Recognize that Graffiti Removal is a highly-skilled trade. Do not think of it as a menial cleaning type job. Skilled technicians are called upon to repair damaged property on anything and everything without trace or damage. They must be skilled and have a good sense of detailed workmanship.
3. Employ a proven cleaning 'system' which is non-damaging and has the ability to confidently work on any surface. Worlds Best have this proven system.
4. Place all resources into eradication whilst refraining initially from the temptation to photograph or record graffiti. If your local area has been continually vandalized over several years it is most likely you will achieve nothing in this quest as most vandals are no longer active. Save this for police/prosecution purposes once you are graffiti-free. Initial documenting is a complete waste of time and money.
5. Make a daily 'clean sweep' of all-main roads and known problem areas e.g. skate parks, toilet blocks, parks, and known vandal haunts.
6. In the initial clean-up stage avoid making ordinances that require 24 hr graffiti eradication. This is simply obstructive to the whole strategy until the city is under control. It is very easy to do this later so be proactive and not reactive initially.