Anti-Graffiti Protection Systems

Anti-graffiti coatings can provide an effective way to get rid of graffiti without affecting the surface to which they have been applied, making the adhesion of graffiti to the surfaces of structures more difficult. However, the durability of anti-graffiti coatings can be an issue. There are many factors that can influence their integrity and functionality such as thickness, gloss, adhesion, water repellency, roughness and microstructure. These factors can affect their efficiency in protecting the surfaces to which they are applied, including cleaning procedures such as pressure water and solvents and environmental conditions such as weathering conditions. This project will provide the Illinois Department of Transportation with an overview of anti-graffiti products and guidance for their use. Researchers will review anti-graffiti protection systems as well as survey state agencies’ practices and policies. Effectively selecting anti-graffiti protection systems will provide cost savings by allowing for the quick and easy removal of graffiti from state infrastructure.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $46743
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Khodair, Yasser

    • Start Date: 20240101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20241015
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01903884
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-SP66
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 2 2024 10:14AM