Graffiti On Your Glass? Learn How To Remove It

Posted on: 28 December 2014

If you have found the perfect location to conduct business, you're probably hoping to get in as quickly as possible. You have a lot to do to get the place ready, and if there is graffiti on one of the windows, you have a few options: You can use it as an accent piece to your store or get rid of it. However, if you want to dress up the window to draw in customers, you'll need to perform some glass graffiti removal. This guide demonstrates how to remove graffiti easily.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Surprisingly, there are only a few items needed to remove graffiti. Go to the store and pick up the following supplies:

  • spray bottle
  • microfiber sponge
  • newspaper (you'll need several)
  • drop cloth
  • vinegar
  • liquid dish soap
  • glass scraper

Step 2: Set up the Work Area

Clear everything away from the window and sweep off the ledge (sill). Then lay the drop cloth down on the ground below the window.

Step 4: Mix the Soap With Water

Pour about a tablespoon of liquid soap into the spray bottle and fill it with water. Then shake the bottle to mix the two ingredients together gently, making sure that you don't have a lot of suds.

Step 5: Soak the Window

Spray the soap and water mixture on the window until it's completely soaked and let it sit there for a minute or two.

Step 6: Scrape the Paint

Hold the glass scraper at a 45 degree angle and scrape in one direction. Apply enough pressure to remove the paint, but not so much that you scratch the glass.

Note: Pay attention to the angle of the scraper. Keeping it at 45 degrees helps prevent scratches.

Step 7: Clean the Window

Pour a little vinegar on the newspapers and wipe down the window. Repeat this until the soap and any streaks it created are removed.

Step 8: Scrub the Remaining Paint

Apply some vinegar to the microfiber cloth and scrub stubborn paint areas until it comes off.

Repeat the above process until you remove all the graffiti. Call a professional restoration contractor if the graffiti is particularly stubborn and these steps don't work, or if you notice that your efforts are scratching the glass. Keep in mind that you may need to replace the glass completely if the paint won't come off. Share this with others who have found their perfect business location but want graffiti removed.