When it comes to cleanliness and appearance, government facilities are managed under extremely stringent guidelines. Unfortunately, government buildings and offices are not immune to the increasing popularity of aggressive graffiti. Many structures and surfaces that were specifically chosen to embody the prestige of the United States Government are prone to acid etching and tagging. These include stainless steel or brass staircases, elevators, bathroom mirrors, and bathroom stalls; all of which have become prime targets for aggressive vandalism. If not addressed, this form of graffiti may translate to decreased prestige and potentially decreased property value.
There are many new solutions to this growing trend, with the most innovative solution being removable surface protection films. These films can be clear for glass; or in a stainless steel, mirror or custom color finish to match a damaged substrate. The films hide graffiti damage and/or protect a vulnerable area from damage before it occurs. Should the surface be vandalized, the film is simply removed and replaced.
Here are a few studies of government agencies that have adopted surface protection films to combat aggressive graffiti while attaining significant cost and time savings in comparison to replacement.