Historic England publishes guidance on graffiti and its removal

Historic England has published a new advice note on graffiti on historic buildings.

Historic England has published a technical advice note for building owners, conservation professionals, local authorities and estate managers on the removal and prevention of graffiti from historic buildings and sites.

Written by Catherine Woolfitt, an archaeologist and architectural conservator who is Subject Leader of Historic Building Conservation & Repair at West Dean College, and Jamie Fairchild, a Director of cleaning products company Restorative Techniques, who is often consulted when graffiti needs removing, the publication’s 66 illustrated pages describe the types of graffiti that can be encountered and has advice on removing it, preventing further attacks, and the best technical practice expected of specialist graffiti-removal contractors.

Copies of the advice note Graffiti on Historic Buildings - removal and prevention can be downloaded from bit.ly/graffitiHE.

There is more about the publication in the May edition of Natural Stone Specialist magazine.