How to Start a Graffiti Removal Business

Are you eager to start a graffiti removal business but you don’t have any idea what to do? Be glad, for you have found the answer to your questions.

Through this business startup guide that we have prepared, you will soon be up and running with your graffiti removal service.

Graffiti is always frowned upon, especially when they have turned more into vandalism rather than decorative art. The government itself launches into graffiti removal campaigns every now and then. These campaigns are done by professional graffiti removal services that are contracted and paid by the government. Given the high amount of graffiti sprayed by vandals on walls, starting a graffiti removal service has the potential of earning you a lot of money.

Maybe now you’re itching to start your own graffiti removal service. Fortunately, it is easy to start a graffiti removal service. Here’s how you can go about it.

Learn the Art of Graffiti Removal

Graffiti removal requires knowledge of the process as well as the different chemicals that are used in the process. It is important to first gain knowledge about the trade of the market before you decide to jump into the waters. You can start by working for a graffiti removal service and learn not only the trade, but the nature of the competition that you will be facing. When you have learned enough, only then should you enter into the market.

Register Your Business

Once you have decided that you have learned enough already, you can then start your own business. To avoid legal problems, register your business right away with the appropriate local, state and federal agencies. This might require payment of a few fees.

Acquire Some Equipment

Graffiti removal services need only three important pieces of equipment: a truck, safety equipment and a portable power washer. That is why most services are home-based and do not operate from a location. People who are low on cash can rent the equipment, so it’s not true that you need to have a lot of cash in order to start a graffiti removal service.

Start Selling Your Business

Come up with a good marketing strategy. You can consider handing out professional calling cards or painting your car with your company logo and drive it around town. You can also choose to advertise in the yellow pages, in the local newspaper or even through the Internet if you can afford the fees.

Cold calling is also an option in marketing your startup graffiti removal service. Cold calling means you have to go around town and approach private businesses, as well as schools and churches, and inform them of your business. It takes some nerve, but it is also a good way to get your business noticed by the population.


  • Community Clean said on November 3, 2009
    There are many ways in which a graffiti removal can be started, thanks for sharing your tips with us. Community Clean have been removing graffiti in the UK for years so speak to us if you'd like any more advice!
  • B said on February 17, 2010
    Hi Community Clean! Send me your email please I would love to talk to you...I would like to start this biz.
  • Derek Vandebelt said on March 26, 2010
    Hi I live in Newfoundland Canada and am interested in the graffiti removal bus. I was wondering if you could share some tips to keep in mind. Do you need a hot water pressure washer? what pressure? what liability is there? chemicals or media blasting etc etc Thanks Derek
  • mecca lemon said on May 26, 2010
    Hi Is there a guide to starting a graffiti removal business? I have been thinking of starting a business but dont know exactly how to get started. Can you guide me or point me in the right direction, thank you in advance
  • Robinson said on August 23, 2010
    Hi I am very much interested in starting up a graffiti removal business. Unfortunately there are no such companies to get experience from. Any ideas about getting started?? cheers
  • thomas lecuyer said on October 14, 2010
    Hello, I am interested in starting a graffiti removal business in Arizona. I have no experience in this field but, have the drive to start from scratch. Any advice would be great. Thank you, Thomas
  • Daniel Marr said on October 18, 2010
    Hi I supply Graffiti Remover and would welcome talking to anyone thing of setting up a business in this field. We supply to a vast array of Graffiti Removal servicers and have great evidence that our product really does work! We are based in West Yorkshire, England. Our business is called DC Cleaning Solutions. Please contact us for more info would be great to hear from you. Mob: 07870 668 996, email:, web:
  • David Blasi said on August 7, 2011
    Looking to start up a graffiti removal business what size pressure washer is sufficient to use or purchase, also are certain permits required to remove graffiti. David Blasi Portland, ME
  • Jaime C. said on February 7, 2013
    Hi Is there a guide to starting a graffiti removal business? I need help putting together a quote or estimate for the city I currently live. Can you guide me or point me in the right direction. I have a truck, pressure washer and experience in paint protective coatings. Salinas CA, 93901
  • ricardo lopez said on April 16, 2013
    hello i'm from mexico, i would like to start a graffiti removal business. I have a truck and a pressure washer, i would like more information. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, MX
  • donald said on May 20, 2013
    i live in losangeles and want to start a graffiti removal company but i know the city has contract worker to do the job already my question is how do i get the city to call and pay me to perform graffiti removal..
  • Louise Grace said on January 6, 2014
    Hello, I was wondering if you can help me please. I would like to start my own graffiti removal business in Calgary, Alberta. Canada. I have looked into the business and I would like as much information I can get. Can you help me,can you send me anything at all. Is there any books I can read, or any computer sites or anything at all. Thank you so much and have a good evening.
  • Lahja said on April 5, 2014
    hi i'm from Namibia and would like to start a similar project here. please email me to give me advice on how i can start it. thank you
  • valdes paul said on June 11, 2014
    I'm from Houston tx and would like to know more about this trade I have some experience in power washing I own a pressure washer n a truck I would like more info to help me get started
  • Kurt said on January 24, 2015
    To whom it may concern ,I'm very interested in starting this business . I already have a very good portable pressure washer . Just looking for an affordable pick-up at the moment. I would like any advice or tips on this type of venture . I live in Montreal , Canada. Regards
  • Emmett Diaz said on February 6, 2015
    I live in Lima Peru and we have a big graffiti problem. I have emailed several US companies that claim to have products to remove graffiti but none have replied. I think I might be able to start a graffiti removal service if I'm able to find a product that really works. Would you be willing to send sample product to Lima Peru?
  • Micha said on June 3, 2015
    Hey guys, I'm in Australia and want to start my own business. I feel this could be a goo avenue for me. But I have no idea what I'm doing and would like some help and advice. Please email me if you can help.
  • Craig said on September 19, 2015
    Hi, I'm looking for any advice on starting up a graffiti removal business. I live in easy traveling distance to Dundee and Perth in Scotland. I've never done this as my only job before and any advice would be welcome eg best type of power washer, best chemicals to use on different surfaces and advertising for clients.
  • Grant said on February 20, 2016
    Hey Micha,Just touching base to see where abouts in Australia you are and if you ended up starting the business? I'm looking to to the same and was hoping to maybe find someone to partner with in the business.Let me know
  • Andrew said on December 6, 2016
    want to start a graffiti business. I have a passion for graffitti. I want to basically print shirts...can somebody help? how I can go about appreciated also. em based in Kenya.
  • Richard said on April 6, 2017
    Hi i want to start a combined window washing and graffiti removal services in South Africa how can I start


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