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 coating 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 100 to 170 square feet per quart).
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 porous surface types. Safety Shield can be sprayed or rolled and forms a surface penetrating coating that protects surfaces from graffiti, mold, and other environmental wear.
Safety Shield is UV resistant so it will not breakdown from exposure to the sun and are water permeable which allow the surface to breathe. They require no mixing. SoSafe anti-graffiti coatings do not leave a glossy finish. 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 with a very thin clear coating. This prevents graffiti from pentrating and bonding with the substrate which make removal easy and complete without any “graffiti shadow’. This protection allows the graffiti to be removed without harming to the protected substrate below. Most porous substrates should be treated with two coats of Safety Shield. A few highly porous 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 multiple attacks).
Coverage:100 to 170 square feet per quart (depending on application method and surface)
Quantities: 750mL x 12 Trigger Packs, 10 x 1Lt, 3 x 5 Lt and 25 Lt Drum.