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Q: Anti-graffiti coatings ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Anti-graffiti coatings
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: blucken-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 01 Dec 2004 14:22 PST
Expires: 31 Dec 2004 14:22 PST
Question ID: 436793
I would like any inormation on the anti-graffiti coatings market
Typoe of coatings used

Subject: Re: Anti-graffiti coatings
Answered By: jdb-ga on 02 Dec 2004 00:56 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

  I am responding to your question regarding anti-graffiti coatings,
types, sizes, suppliers, etc. Listed below are different types of
coatings, sizes, and suppliers as well  as other information.


This site lists a number of  products and in larger sizes: 

 "This unique two part water based primer/sealer/finish of protective
coatings and anti-graffiti coatings prevents damage to paint, masonry,
wood, metal, plastic, vinyl, stucco, and many other materials caused
by graffiti vandalism from spray paints and marker inks. The Graffiti
Shield System? reduces the high cost of constant cleaning and
repainting walls damaged by graffiti."
 1 $15.00 - 
QUART (32 oz)
 3 $46.00


This company requires that you call for prices:

Interstate Products, Inc.
 "AC-740G- GRAFFITI GUARD... A clear coating used to form a barrier
between surfaces and graffiti. This product makes graffiti less
damaging to surfaces it is applied to. Graffiti guard creates a
barrier so paints do not penetrate surfaces. This action makes a
graffiti remover work quick and easy. Coverage is about 400 sq' ft'
per gallon and good for all porous surfaces as protective barrier ands
makes graffiti removal easy." 


On this Letterville Bullboard site, a question was posted and answered:

Q: "Has anyone used any of the grafitti protection products that are out there?"

A: "Tedlar will provide the best protection against markers, spray
paint and the like...
It is available from SignGold. Check out,
contact me at 585-415-7496, or have your nearest SignGold distributor
order it for you."
Brian Briskie
SignGold Corp Tech Advisor
AutoGraph Customs
Cocoanut Jam Sign & Design
Adam's Basin, NY


This site has a list of distributors for their products:

 "Welcome to Adsil - A global leader in protective maintenance
coatings, waterproofing sealers, protective polish treatments and
surface cleaners for commercial and industrial uses.

 Much energy, time and money is expended in the removal of graffiti.
MicroGuardŽ AD00 is a high-performance surface treatment that provides
protection against the attachment of paint, crayon, inks and magic
markers for graffiti or tag marks on unfinished metals, fiberglass,
signs, vinyl and painted surfaces. The treatment is also resistant to
chemical attack and exhibits outstanding resistance to solvents, acid
and alkali exposure. The unique formulation of MicroGuardŽ AD00 will
not break down from UV exposure, as compared to other competitive
 AD00 can be used in protecting phone booths, benches, bathrooms,
interior and exterior walls, elevators, vending machines, painted
metal, painted masonry and plastics."

MicroGuardŽ products for anti-graffiti protective clear treatment include:

COATING- MicroGuardŽ AD00 for anti-graffiti treatment
CLEANER-  MicroKleen? PLC-1 Industrial Cleaner & Degreaser (concentrate)


 "Rainguard Products Company is the second most specified specialty
Coatings Company in America, according to McGraw Hill Information
Services. Since 1969, Rainguard Products has successfully completed
over 50,000 new and remodel construction projects throughout North
America. We have developed scientifically proven formulations for both
horizontal and vertical substrate applications; including an extensive
line of masonry water repellents and sealers, elastomeric coatings,
masonry stains, anti-graffiti products and specialty masonry

VandlGuard - Non-Sacrificial Anti-Graffiti Coating

 Technical Information  
 Warranty Sample  
 MSDS Information  
 Specification Prototype for Unpainted Surfaces  
 Specification Prototype for Painted Surfaces  



I hope that you find these information useful. Please let me know if I
can be of further assistance.  jdb-ga

Request for Answer Clarification by blucken-ga on 03 Dec 2004 06:32 PST
Do you see any info on the market size in dollars or gallons/ units to
steer me in the right direction?


Clarification of Answer by jdb-ga on 04 Dec 2004 15:18 PST

Here are some resources on the anti-graffiti coatings industry,
market, market share statistics, types, and additional supplier and
research resources.


Sources of industry & market information:

National Paint & Coatings Association

News & Information: Paint & Coatings Industry Facts

Aggregate Sales

The industry is comprised of more than 700 manufacturers, raw
materials suppliers and distributors whose annual sales were
approximately 1.340.9 billion gallons (approx 5.100 billion liters)
with a value of $16.942 billion in 2001.
Of that total, architectural coatings accounted for approximately 618
million gallons, or 52 percent.
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) product coatings accounted 407
million gallons, or 34 percent.
Special purpose coatings accounted for 162 million gallons, or 14 percent."

News & Information: Special Purpose Coatings
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, MQ325F.

News & Information: Statistical Links

The Paint and Coatings Industry Addresses Spray Paint Issues
"Silicone: A resin used in the binders of coatings. Also used as an
additive to provide specific properties, e.g., defoamer. Paints
containing silicone are very slick and resist dirt, graffiti and
bacterial growth, and are stable in high heat."

PCI Paint & Coatings Industry Online,1846,228,00.html
"It has been estimated that New York City spent about half a billion
dollars of public money between 1970 and 1990 on efforts to eradicate
graffiti from public structures, sanitation trucks, buses, and subway

California 1998 Architectural Coatings Survey
Figure 2-4
Total Sales by Volume by Category
2,573 Million Gallons 

This site may be one of the most useful for the specific category of
anti-graffiti coatings statistics, including sales in volume and
dollar amounts, and in % of market share:

Market Segment Number: 12
Regulation Category: Anti-Graffiti Coatings
Total Survey Population (116 respondents) 
Small Business (36 respondents)
By: Sales, Imputed Revenues, Number of Products, Average Volume per
Product, Share of Total sales Volume, Share of Total Products
"Small businesses produce over 95 percent of the
total volume of antigraffiti coatings, but the volume is quite
low, with six products totaling about 40,060 L."



California Air Resources Board
" person shall, within the District; supply, sell, offer for
sale, apply, or solicit the application of; or manufacture, blend,
repackage for use within the District, any architectural coating
which, at the time of sale or manufacture contains more than 250 grams
of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) per liter of coating excluding
water, exempt organic compounds and any colorant added to tint bases."
REACTIVE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (ROC): Is any volatile compound containing
at least one atom of carbon except those compounds identified in this
Rule as Exempt Organic Compounds. This term and definition shall
replace the following terms and definitions wherever they appear in
the District's Rules and Regulations: organic compound, organic gases,
organic liquid, organic materials, organic vapor, volatile organic
compounds and hydrocarbons.
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC): Shall have the same meaning as
Reactive Organic Compounds (ROC) as defined in subsection 215.2 FF. of
this Rule.

U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
VOCs Definition Page


Directories of companies & suppliers:

This is probably the best directory of companies and suppliers for
Anti-Graffiti Coatings, listing 31:

Thomas Register Directory is the premier industrial source for
Anti-Graffiti Coatings. This industrial resource prides itself on
connecting qualified Anti-Graffiti Coatings buyers and suppliers. This
vertical portal is dedicated to helping in research and sourcing.

Welcome to It's our goal to make this the most
comprehensive site for Coating products, resources, reviews and
Here are our top resources for Anti Graffiti Protective Coating

Graffiti Removal Products and Anti-graffiti Coatings

Anti-graffiti coatings



PRA Coatings Technology Centre

Proposals: Anti-Graffiti Coatings ? Testing of commercial products
according to the ASTM Standard

Conference Proceedings Details 
Coatings for Masonry and Concrete
July 2003
The conference was attended by over 90 delegates from 20 different
countries, an indication of the wide interest in this important topic.
Twenty one papers were presented, with speakers from the raw material
suppliers, paint companies, universities and other research
institutions. The topics can broadly be put into the categories of
Technology Overview, Alternative Chemistries, New Treatments and
The conference proceedings represent a summary of the state-of-the-art
as seen by experts in their fields, and as such provides an invaluable
briefing for those involved in masonry and concrete protection.
Highlights of the proceedings include:
"The recent development of an epoxy modified siloxane for use as an
anti-graffiti coating"
These proceedings are also available on CD-ROM.

Report on the Nanotechnology for the Surface Coatings Industry Workshop
December 2003
Potential applications for nanotechnology in surface coatings
"Topics mentioned included: 
Anti-graffiti coatings"

Technical and Indusrial Aspects of Corrosion Protection with Sol-gel Coatings
Nano and Hybrid Coatings: Conference 
January 2005
"Additionally the coatings can have anti-adhesive properties which
allow to prepare surfaces with easy-to-clean or anti-graffiti


Learning About Anti-Grafitti Coatings

Acrylic Hybrid Technology,1846,85281,00.html
"Acrylic surface coatings are vehicles in three coatings market
categories: architectural, OEM and special-purpose coatings...
...Improved anti-graffiti coatings are now available from
low-surface-energy acrylic hybrids. Possible acrylic hybrids may
include other inorganic hybrids, for example, phosphate, for enhanced
corrosion protection and smart pigment systems (piezoelectric, color
transition, etc.).
The acrylic hybrid base with vast formulating latitude enables
exploration of a diverse range of hybrid chemistries. Future acrylic
hybrids will combine pigment and filler into hybrid structures, join
with nanochemistry to provide enhanced film properties, and include
inorganic acrylic hybrid structures - all providing new and unique
coating benefits.

For more information on acrylic hybrids, contact Dock Resins Corp.,
1512 West Elizabeth Ave., Linden, NJ 07036; phone 908/862.2351; fax
908/862.4015; visit; or e-mail


I hope this is useful. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.  jdb-ga

Clarification of Answer by jdb-ga on 07 Dec 2004 15:14 PST
Thank you! jdb-ga
blucken-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00

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