SPARC’s Mural Rescue Program has been working to preserve, conserve, and restore murals (both hand painted and digital) that have been painted or printed on substrates and walls built in the public environment.
SPARC’s MuralShield has advanced the consolidation techniques developed by conservationists to become more compatible with acrylic on concrete murals and refined chemically the sacrificial coatings used for graffiti removal with hot water. SPARC was the first to test and employ the sacrificial coatings with hot water removal in the production of murals co-sponsored with City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
SPARC has now partnered with Urban Restoration Group US, Inc. manufacturers and distributors of World's Best Graffiti Removal Products in supplying their World's Best Graffiti Coating and MuralShield System to end users nationally, enabling them to protect and restore public artworks and eliminating the threat of graffiti vandalism.
SPARC procedures meet the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Standards and Practices and are defined as follows:
- Restoration: as traditionally practiced, focuses its efforts upon returning an object or work of art to the objects original aesthetic state, an assumed condition, or an earlier appearance.
- Preservation/Stabilization: Measures employed to slow active deterioration and ultimate loss of an artifact or artifact component.
For further inquiries on protecting your artwork from graffiti, please email Adam Kopcho, Director of Urban Restoration Group US INC. at firstname.lastname@example.org.