Protecting Public Spaces: Anti-Graffiti Overlaminate for Government MunicipalitiesNOVEMBER 13, 2023| DillonShane
Graffiti, while seen as an art form to some, is a constant burden on the budgets of public administrations. When it comes to improving public spaces, government municipalities face unique challenges; not only is it difficult to allocate public spending on improving the aesthetic appeal of city spaces, but the frequency with which those city spaces are tagged in graffiti makes such investments very costly to maintain.
Take San Fransisco, for example, where the local municipality spends more than $20 million on graffiti cleanup every year. This kind of expenditure makes the costs associated with a simple outdoor wall mural rise significantly when viewed from a maintenance perspective – not to mention all of the street signage, wayfinding graphics, and government vehicles that also experience high rates of tagging incidents.
The reality is that graffiti isn’t going away anytime, soon – which means that government authorities must find better solutions for protecting the quality of their investments in public spaces. Hiring teams of professionals to layer every tagging incident with overcoats of paint isn’t just cost-ineffective – it’s also wasteful and unsustainable.
What if we leveraged a proactive solution instead of a reactive one? What if we could mitigate the problem of unwanted graffiti right at the source?
Anti-Graffiti Overlaminate: A Preventative Solution
SpeedPro’s anti-graffiti overlaminate finish is designed to address these issues head-on. The key to this solution lies in the overlaminate’s unique composition, which prevents graffiti paint and markers from permanently adhering to the surface. This finishing choice acts as a protective shield, allowing for fast and gentle cleaning to ensure that public graphics and signs retain their original quality and vibrancy.
Ease of Cleaning: A Major Advantage
One of the standout features of SpeedPro’s anti-graffiti finish is the ease with which graffiti can be cleaned. Unlike other surfaces or traditional laminates where graffiti removal can be laborious and damaging due to harsh chemicals, this overlaminate finish allows for graffiti to be wiped away effortlessly with a citrus-based cleaner or acetone without ever degrading the graphics beneath. This not only saves time and resources but also ensures that the visual value of the public’s asset is quickly and efficiently restored.
For government municipalities, budget allocation is always a priority. Investing in SpeedPro’s anti-graffiti overlaminate finish is extremely cost-effective in the long run. By reducing the frequency of sign replacements and decreasing the deployment of maintenance crews, municipalities can allocate their resources more efficiently, directing that budget toward more vital public services instead.
A Sustainable Choice
In a time where sustainability is critical, choosing a solution that reduces the need for frequent replacements, fewer maintenance crews, and a smaller chemical footprint aligns with key environmental goals. By extending the lifespan of public signs and graphics, our anti-graffiti finish contributes to a reduction in waste and resource consumption.
A Versatile Solution for Diverse Applications
Whether it’s city signage, public transportation, or park wall murals, SpeedPro’s overlaminate finish is versatile enough to protect the full range of public graphics. This versatility makes it the ideal choice for various municipal applications, ensuring consistency in quality and preventative protection across all public spaces.
Protecting Public Signage with Confidence
SpeedPro’s anti-graffiti overlaminate offers government municipalities a robust, practical, and sustainable solution to combat the ever-pressing challenges of graffiti. By investing in this innovative finish, municipalities can ensure that their public spaces remain inviting and pristine, free from the tagging of unwanted graffiti – a smart choice for preserving public aesthetics, optimizing government expenditures, and maintaining the quality of public spaces for years to come. Contact your local SpeedPro today to learn more!