Graffiti on historic buildings and monuments - Methods of removal and prevention

This technical advice note gives guidance to architects, surveyors, building managers and owners on the removal of graffiti from historic buildings and monuments. It includes information on the identification of graffiti media, describes appropriate removal techniques, provides advice on carrying out a graffiti removal operation, and discusses strategies for preventing or reducing graffiti attack, including the use of sacrificial graffiti barriers.


  • Introduction
  • Types of graffiti
  • Substrates
  • Graffiti removal methods
  • Planning a graffiti removal operation
  • Strategies for preventing or reducing graffiti attacks
  • Historic graffiti
  • Bibliography
  • Further information


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