SoSafe is often asked about the advantages and disadvantages of permanent anti graffiti coatings vs SoSafe Safety Shield (semi sacrificial anti graffiti coating). While a permanent anti graffiti coatings sound like a good idea on porous surfaces, they generally do not last as an long term solutions. Over several years of installation permanent coatings tend to visually degrade due to several causes:
- UV degradation, (ie. the sun)
- Rising damp (water trapped)
- Incorrect application / preparation
The combination of these elemental effects leaves the wall looking tired, blistered, often yellowish and frequently the bonding breaks between substrate and the permanent coating.
SoSafe Safety Shield is a semi-sacrificial anti graffiti coating that penetrates the pores, limiting the absorption of any graffiti attacks for many years. SoSafe Safety Shield is unnoticeable on the vast majority of surfaces, simple to apply and economical (up to 16m of coverage per litre) using a pressure pack.
Above is recent image of a permanent coating in Malaga, Spain that failed after four years.
SoSafe Safety Shield – Semi-Sacrificial Anti Graffiti Coating
SoSafe Safety Shield is an easy to apply semi sacrificial surface anti-graffiti protection, making graffiti removal easy and suitable for most surface types. Safety Shield is a spray or roller applied surface penetrating coating that protects surfaces from graffiti, mould while reducing environmental effects on the protected substrate.
Safety Shield is UV resistant i.e. it will not breakdown from exposure to the sun and requires no mixing. SoSafe anti graffiti coatings do not leave a glossy finish and allows the surface to breathe. Treated surface can be painted over with no detrimental effects (i.e. the paint will not peel).
How SoSafe Anti Graffiti works
Safety Shield works by blocking the pores of the surface, the pores of a graffiti surface is what causes the ‘shadow’ effect. This protection allows the graffiti to be removed with no harm to the protected substrate below. The vast majority of porous substrates should be treated with two coats of Safety Shield, some substrates may absorb more product and therefore require a third coat such as sand stone. Safety Shield can be applied by brush or sprayer.
SoSafe Safety Shield anti graffiti paint can also be used to protect future damage to legal graffiti murals from tagging and environmental hazards.
Protection Level: Semi-Sacrificial (protects surface against graffiti remover for several attacks).
Coverage:8 – 16 Metres per litre (depending on application method)
Quantities: 750mL x 12 Trigger Packs, 10 x 1Lt, 3 x 5 Lt and 25 Lt Drum.
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