Graffiti – Art or Not?

POSTED BY Terry Carney ON September 21, 2021


Whether the colourful world of graffiti should be viewed as art or vandalism is a matter of dispute among the public. While some enjoy the beautiful pictures, the elderly are annoyed why something illegible was sprayed on their house wall. One thing is clear, however, Graffiti can be art, but only if the painter has skill and talent for his work. The owner of the site in question should also have no objection to this, as otherwise the art could simply be viewed as vandalism and many businesses and individuals alike can be irritated by this occurrence.

Anyone who finds uninvited “works of art” on their property usually asks themselves the question: “How do I get this off again?” Sometimes spray paint is difficult to remove from surfaces without professional assistance. That is why people tend to call in the experts! Some try to undertake the task themselves and therefore the cheapest and fastest form of clean up would be to paint over it. However, so that the retouching is not noticeable, the already ‘soiled’ facade tone should be tinted exactly as a barrier colour and then painted. But are there any benefits to graffiti at all and can it actually be classed as art?

Graffiti – an Art Form

Real graffiti is a recognised art form. At the moment there is a trend towards so-called “street art”- that is, paper pictures that are simply painted on. This technique causes much less damage, according to some sources. At certain youth centres in the urban areas, graffiti workshops are held and many people learn how to make graffiti art spectacular. Many believe a little art does no harm in the city; and plenty of European cities are covered in graffiti and it’s part of its charm. However, for private property or businesses, it may not give you the correct look that you want. You may feel it tarnishes your property and generally looks scruffy. You may want to have it removed for your reputation, and in this case you can rest assured that there are people out there that are ideal for the job.

Graffiti Removal

If you’re looking for a capable and dedicated team to remove unwanted graffiti then you can look at Token Cleaning graffiti removal services for further information. The problem can, however, also be eliminated “very simply” with appropriate equipment and materials; and even in such a way that repainting can be prevented. They offer simple solutions to remove graffiti easily and effectively without any hassle. We know that graffiti can be created in many ways, including on stone, walls, wood, brick and more. Also, many materials can be used such as spray paints, marker pens and more. Therefore, it is important to have a clean up, to positively impact your business or community. At Token Cleaning, you will find the services include:

  • Graffiti Removal
  • Ghost Mark Removal
  • Power Jet Washing
  • Contract Cleaning
  • Chewing Gum Removal
  • Emergency Call-Outs

So whether you’re a fan of graffiti or there are certain elements you want removing, or perhaps you want it completely abolished, there is always a way to do so!

Contact Token Cleaning by calling us on 01279 422752, complete a contact form on our website or email us at office@tokencleaning.com. 

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