Expert, Effective Graffiti Removal in San Francisco

Graffiti Removal Specialists, is a division of Van Gelder Enterprises, Inc. that specializes in complete removal of graffiti from any surface with “no residual shadow” outline by using the best, environmentally-friendly, quality products and top-of-the-line equipment.

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Our firm has been solving graffiti problems in San Francisco and the surrounding greater Bay Area since 1985.  We are a California Corporation and Small Business, with a commitment to quality work and fair pricing.  These two ideas have been the basic guidelines in serving our client’s needs, while continually refining our techniques.

  1. Commitment to quality work and superior customer service: These are the foundations upon which we built our business.  We get it done the right way – – with phosphate-free, chlorinated-hydrocarbon-free and Xylene-free, biodegradable, environmentally-friendly products.
  2. Aesthetics: We believe that graffiti removal should end in a “no-trace” result, in order to achieve complete removal and restore the positive appearance and aesthetics of residential, commercial or industrial buildings.  Our trained staff utilize careful removal methods, to ensure that your building or adjacent areas,  looks their very best.
  3. Quick Turnaround: We realize that graffiti tag markings on your building are unsightly, can be offensive, invite further tagging incidents and does not support the building image that you would like to portray to your residents and clients.  We guarantee that we will dispatch a graffiti-removal team for your project on a priority-basis.
  4. Trained Staff:  Each job is completed by our team of full-time, long-term employees.  We do all of our own work – – no subcontracting!  We have made the choice to do all of our own work to ensure that each phase of every job we do meets our exacting quality standards.  Over the past 29 years, Graffiti Removal Specialists has completed over 7,000 jobs, with a list that continues to grow.
  5. Protective Glass Film Installation: To prevent scratching and acid-etching on glass windows and surfaces, we offer protective glass-film installation.  Our shield is triple-layered and applied bubble-free, cut precisely to size, to protect your glass.
  6. Licensed, Bonded and Insured: We maintain all licenses required by the State of California.  We would be pleased to provide evidence of all licenses and insurance upon request.


Graffiti Removal Specialists services Residential, Commercial and Industrial clients, to help them solve their graffiti tag marking problems.  The clients below only represent a partial list of the over 7,000 graffiti removal jobs that have been completed by our firm:

  • Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets
  • County of Alameda
  • East Bay Municipal Utilities District
  • Allied Landscape Services
  • East West Bank
  • Alcazar Theater
  • Town of Moraga
  • Bohemian Club
  • United States Postal Service
  • Levi Plaza
  • Contra Costa County
  • Oakland Museum
  • State of California
  • San Francisco Ballet
  • Amtrak
  • City of Walnut Creek
  • Westin San Francisco Hotel
  • Bay Area Property Managers*

* A significant portion of our business also comes from property management companies and private property owners.