How to remove graffiti, paint pills and line stripes from asphalt, concrete and driveways

How to remove graffiti, paint pills and line stripes from asphalt, concrete and driveways

Spray Cans on concrete or asphalt can be cleaned quickly and perfectly using either Bare Brick, Stone & Masonry Graffiti Remover, Heritage, Vanish or Transgel.

All asphalt/tarmac is black and made from bituminous oils and aggregate.When the aggregate stones are mixed together with hot asphalt cement,the mass of material becomes black. Over time, as the asphalt oxidizes,the coating on the aggregate breaks down and the color of the aggregatestarts to show through. This can lead to a grayish color if the asphaltplant used a light colored aggregate.

Bare Brick, Stone & Masonry Graffiti Removercan be broomed onto the road surface in the conventional way (ie; 3coats at roughly 3 minute intervals) then rinsed away with a pressurewasher. Proceed cautiously, and do a small area before commencing largescale removals, as these products can begin to break down the bituminousoils in asphalt – much like a diesel spill. 

This canresult in any run-off water turning black and dirty, which must becollected and disposed of in a responsible manner. For this reason,especially on newer / blacker roads, or seal-coated asphalt roads, werecommend using our Transgel.Brush thickly onto the spraycan and allow some dwell time (at least10-20 minutes) before rinsing off with your pressure washer. 

Transgelis most effective on thicker / older white and yellow spray cans andcan be left on longer without causing any degradation of the asphalt. Asa quick alternative to removal, you could paint over the road usingmatte black road paint, available from commercial paint stores.

Thicker latex paint removal from asphalt such as the mural picturedabove, usually requires a hot water pressure washer in conjunction withour removers. It is best to remove any thickness or damp/undried paintfirst with scrapers, rags etc. Never start pressure washing wet latexpaints. 

You will turn a square yard of paint into 200 sq. yards of mess. 

Brushon one of our removers using a soft nylon broom and rinse off with hotwater. As always, test a small section first, before attempting largescale removals. 

Sometimes a rotating power nozzle inconjunction with HOT water can remove large areas of latex/emulsion /acrylic paints quickly. Latex paint pens and spills are common on roadsand driveways. 

Hot water at pressure can be extremelyuseful at removing most graffiti made with acrylic or oil based paintpens which have been ‘softened’ with our removers. However, extra thickdrips and paint spills may occasionally require a solvent based paintstripper in conjunction with a hot water pressure washer. 

Please note: Our products are NOT designed for the removal of linestriping paint. Generally this is done with sand or soda blasting,grinding or other thickened solvent based paint strippers in conjunctionwith steaming hot water at high pressure. 

Ourproducts are highly effective in the removal thinner remnants leftbehind after the lines have been stripped from the road surface.Remember once again; please test small areas first before embarking onlarge scale cleaning and ALWAYS observe extreme safety precautions whenworking on roadways or sidewalks.

Line stripe removal

Follow Ellis as he removes a 300 linear foot line with World's Best Transgel. 


1) Pour World's Best Transgel

2) Brush it on
3) Let it dwell (give it at least 20 mins., in Crestview we left it on overnight)
4) Scrape it off. Use a bucket (we sell those too!) to put softened paint into and avoid a mess later.
5) Pressure Wash (yes, we carry pressure washers too)
6) Enjoy the results!

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