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Anti-Graffiti Coating

Updated: Jan 17

Sacrificial Coatings vs Non-sacrificial Coatings

Anti-graffiti coatings typically fall into two categories: sacrificial and non-sacrificial.


Sacrificial Coatings:

These coatings create a protective layer over surfaces. When graffiti is applied, the coating can be removed along with the graffiti, and a new layer of coating can be reapplied. This process can be repeated several times until the coating is depleted.


Non-sacrificial Coatings:

These coatings provide a more permanent solution. They are designed to be resistant to graffiti, allowing for easier cleaning without damaging the coating itself.

To find a coating that claims to last for 12 years, you may want to contact manufacturers or suppliers of anti-graffiti coatings directly. They can provide the most up-to-date information on their products, including any advancements or changes that have occurred since my last update.


When researching anti-graffiti coatings, consider factors such as:


Durability: Look for coatings with a long-lasting formula.


Resistance: Ensure the coating is resistant to various types of graffiti materials, including paints and markers.


Ease of Cleaning: Check if the coating allows for easy removal of graffiti without damaging the underlying surface.


Environmental Impact: Consider coatings that are environmentally friendly.

Be sure to read customer reviews and testimonials to get an idea of real-world performance. Additionally, local regulations and environmental considerations may impact the availability and use of certain coatings in your area.


Remember that advancements in technology and product development may have occurred since my last update, so it's advisable to consult with experts or professionals in the field for the latest information on anti-graffiti coatings.


Remmers Graffiti Potection (AGO)

Sacrificial Coatings

Repels water:

The coating exhibits hydrophobic properties, preventing water absorption and promoting water runoff.


Reduces adhesion:

It minimizes the adhesion of substances, making it difficult for materials like graffiti paint to bond with the coated surface.


Enables water vapor diffusion:

The coating allows for the passage of water vapor, supporting moisture control and preventing condensation beneath the surface.


Facilitates the removal of graffiti using hot water jets:

It eases graffiti removal by hot water jets, simplifying the cleaning process without damaging the underlying surface.


Solvent-free:

The coating is formulated without solvents, reducing environmental impact and potential health hazards during application.


UV-resistant:

It withstands ultraviolet (UV) exposure, ensuring long-term protection against sun-induced degradation and color fading.


Alkali-resistant:

The coating is resilient to alkaline substances, making it suitable for surfaces exposed to high pH environments.


Approved by the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt):

The coating has received certification from BASt, indicating compliance with quality and performance standards established by the German Federal Highway Research Institute.


Contec AG - Anti-Graffiti Coating

Non-sacrificial Coatings

Clear and Colours

Contec AG is available in a clear finish or in any RAL colour so can be used anywhere, on any surface.


Tough resilient finish

Unlike any other anti-graffiti system, Contec AG cures to a hardened finish making it stronger - with just one coat.


Zero Ghosting

Wash graffiti away with water and Contec AG won’t show any ghosting, unlike others!


Single Part System

Open the can, brush it on. No mixing and no messing means less labour cost.


One Coat

In most cases, Contec AG is applied in one coat. Some surfaces may require a non-darkening sealer.


Permanent Protection

Graffiti can be removed quickly and easily using just water.

No re-application required.


Application areas:

Anti-graffiti coatings can be applied to various surfaces to protect them from graffiti and facilitate easier cleaning. Here are common areas where anti-graffiti coatings are often used:

  1. Public Buildings: Exterior walls of public buildings, monuments, and government structures are common targets for graffiti. Applying anti-graffiti coatings helps protect these surfaces and simplifies graffiti removal.

  2. Transportation Infrastructure: Anti-graffiti coatings are used on bridges, overpasses, tunnels, and other transportation structures to prevent vandalism and maintain aesthetic appeal.

  3. Commercial Buildings: Many businesses invest in anti-graffiti coatings to protect the exteriors of their buildings, especially in urban areas where graffiti is more prevalent.

  4. Public Transport: Trains, buses, subway cars, and other public transport vehicles are often coated with anti-graffiti solutions to deter vandals and make cleaning easier.

  5. Historical and Cultural Sites: Monuments, statues, and historical structures are susceptible to graffiti, and applying anti-graffiti coatings helps preserve their integrity.

  6. Retail Areas: Shops and storefronts in busy urban areas may use anti-graffiti coatings to prevent damage and maintain a clean appearance.

  7. Educational Institutions: Schools, colleges, and universities often apply anti-graffiti coatings to exterior walls to protect campus buildings from vandalism.

  8. Playgrounds and Recreational Areas: Public spaces, including playgrounds, park benches, and recreational facilities, can benefit from anti-graffiti coatings to maintain a clean and welcoming environment.

  9. Public Restrooms: Walls and surfaces in public restrooms are sometimes coated with anti-graffiti solutions to simplify cleaning and discourage vandalism.

  10. Outdoor Art Installations: Public art installations and sculptures may be coated with anti-graffiti solutions to preserve the artistic integrity of the pieces.

When considering the use of anti-graffiti coatings, it's essential to choose a product that is compatible with the specific surface and environmental conditions. Additionally, proper application by trained professionals is crucial for the coating to be effective.




Products Used:


Contec AG - Anti-Graffiti Coating



Remmers Graffiti Protection (AGO) - Graffiti Schutz


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