The prestige of the campus is a critical component to the student experience offered at schools and universities across the country. Unfortunately, aggressive graffiti vandalism has become a growing challenge in the education sector across the country. Elevators, bathroom mirrors and stalls have all become prime targets for aggressive vandalism through acid etching and other tagging methods. The issue can be persistent and at times, replacement becomes a cumbersome and never-ending cycle. If not addressed, this form of vandalism may translate to decreased student and parent satisfaction as well as the potential the loss of enrollment.
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 schools and universities that have adopted surface protection films to combat aggressive graffiti while attaining significant cost and time savings in comparison to replacement.