Working with Feltpen Fadeout: Hint Sheet

Working with Feltpen Fadeout: Hint Sheet

Working with Feltpen Fadeout (FF) on concrete, cement bricks, terrazzo, marble, granite and other similar hard surfaces? Here are a few tips.

After removing as much felt pen marker as possible, one may get away with applying just one application of FF and obtain good results (this is most likely because it was an easy magic marker/felt pen). However there are a few markers which may require several applications.

If you've applied FF a couple of times and it's starting to fade, then you are on the right track, but you need to change your technique. 

Remember, once the FF is dried it stops working so try to work in the cool of the day or in shaded situations.

Wet the wall up with water first and apply as much as possible before leaving it. If possible cover the area with plastic sheeting. This is especially important when working in the heat.

After every third application, pressure wash the area being treated and continue reapplying the FF until the shadow is gone.

Our expression "the longer the wetter, the better" has never been more important.

Clips Courtesy of NYC Power Wash

3 Golden Rules

1) IF GRAFFITI IS NOT COMING OFF EASILY, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG! You may require a change of tact or use of another product.

2) IF YOU CAN’T REMOVE A LITTLE BIT OF GRAFFITI, THEN YOU’RE NOT GOING TO REMOVE A LOT! TEST FIRST before applying product to an entire job. This way you can determine if you’re on the right track before embarking on full scale removals.

3) IF YOU’RE WORKING HARD, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG! Forget the scrubbing, blasting and any other abrasive measures. Put simply, either your products are working or they’re not. Any problems can be taken care of with the right technique.

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