Frequently Asked Questions
What is Graffiti4Hire?
Graffiti4Hire is the number one graffiti art company. We offer a wide range of artistic and creative services, which form around a broad appreciation of a graffiti and urban art aesthetic.
What is it that you do exactly?
We design, and then paint;
- Interior and exterior walls
- Shop Shutters
- Stage Backdrops
- Apparel (sneakers, caps etc)
- Business Branding Graffiti
- Logos, Personal & Business
- Advertising boards
- Miscellaneous special orders
- Furniture, vinyl sleeves, lamps, etc
Is it always just ‘graffiti’ which you paint?
Not at all. Graffiti4Hire’s artists are well versed in many different artistic styles and approaches, however, we consider the main body of our work to be best described as ‘graffiti art’, as this term broadly encompasses many of the niche skill sets which our artists possess.
Why are you in the business of offering these particular services anyway?
The exercise of creativity is an essential factor in the enjoyment of life. Our artists decided long ago that a life without creativity unbound is not one worth pursuing. Graffiti4Hire enables our artists to stay true to their heart’s desire, whilst being able to put a roof over the heads of themselves and their families. Our artists also happen to be among the best full-time professional graffiti artists in the business, which rather helps with this!
Where do you travel to?
We travel extensively all over the UK and sometimes beyond.
How long does it take to complete?
Our clients are often amazed at how quickly a large and complex graffiti mural can come together. A typical 3m x 3m domestic wall can be painted in as little as 3 hours. This isn’t due to cutting any corners! It’s simply because of the medium of spray-painting, and how easily a skilled artist can cover areas with various layers of paint to construct an image.
Do I need to do any special preparation beforehand?
For a wall etc, not usually. It’s a bonus if a wall is pre-painted white, and super smooth beforehand, but it’s not generally necessary. We can always work around that with some quick-drying emulsion etc.
What about when you paint vehicles?
When painting vehicles, we make sure to cover the finished paintwork with a strong and all-weather durable automotive varnish. You can therefore rest assured that the piece will last for a considerable time.
How much do you charge?
It’s difficult to give a precise quote for any of our services without knowing the exact specifications of what’s required, and where. please contact us for a quote
Do you offer workshops? Special one-on-one days?
Our graffiti workshops are extremely popular, with broad appeal to many. Just let us know what you would like the end result to be, and we can offer you a tailor-made package specific to your needs. We also receive requests for one-on-one graffiti workshop days with our artists, where someone can come and spend a day training with our artists at one of our designated graffiti painting sites. We love to meet new people and work with the public. We’re a safe and friendly bunch who love to share our passion for art.
I have a slightly unusual request, not generally falling within the gamut of graffiti art etc?
Not a problem, please feel free to contact us anyway. As mentioned above, we have a very diverse range of skills which we can apply to any project, and we may be able to offer you something uniquely suited to your requirements. We value all enquiries which we receive, and give due consideration to every one. In short; It never hurts to ask!
Who are you?
All of our team are exceptionally skilled professional graffiti artists, with a passion for design excellence and the skill requisite to breathe it into reality. We only work with the very best in the business. You will always be satisfied and delighted with what we can do.
Are there any terms and conditions of service which one should be aware of?
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions of service when choosing to enlist our services.
What kind of paint do you use?
We work with high-quality specialist artist’s spray-paints. Specifically, these tend to be either Montana or Belton brands. These brands are very reputable, and all paints used by us are produced in the EU, and are very safe and reliable, with a long history of use.
Is it safe for a kid’s room? What about fumes?
Yes, spray-paints are very safe, so long as there is adequate ventilation afterwards. An hour or so with a window open should be more than sufficient. Spray-paints dry very quickly, and any residual odour usually disappears in minutes.
How many hours after you are finished can I safely use the room again?
You can safely use the room again once there’s no residual odour. With adequate ventilation, this should take no longer than an hour or so.
Can you paint over wallpaper?
Yes, Spray-paint is very versatile, and can be applied to just about any surface.
Do I need to protect my furniture?
We have coverings on hand with which to protect furniture etc from any chance of paint droplet overspray, but we’re always grateful for assistance with this if you have an old sheet or a few rags to spare.
Do you mask surrounding areas?
Yes, masking is very important, and in some cases can take almost as long to put it in place, as it takes to actually paint. We use quality low-tack masking tape, so that delicate surfaces are safe both from the tape, as well as the paint.
Will everything be clean and tidy once you finish?
Absolutely; everything will look as crisp, clean and tidy when we’re finished, as when we started.
Are all expenses included in my quote?
Generally, yes, when we provide a quote (unless otherwise stated), it’s all expenses included. All quotes are given with regard to providing a specific service however, and if we’re asked to do something extra, or in a more complicated way than initially agreed, we reserve the right to alter our quote.
Do I have to pay a deposit?
We request a 20% deposit upfront in almost all circumstances. This covers our design time, and materials sourcing time. We believe that a 20% deposit is fair for ensuring commitment to a project from both the client and ourselves.
Can I see a design bofore you come to paint?
We always provide design mock-ups so you can see how the final piece is going to look, we are professional designers as well as graffiti artist, so you can be sure to get some state-of-the-art design.
Will the painting last for a long time?
So long as paintwork isn’t directly exposed to harsh elements, extremes of temperature, or abrasive friction, it should last many years. Where appropriate, we varnish paintwork after completion to protect it, which further ensures its long life and years of enjoyment.
How can I be sure that you really are the best artists to choose?
Our artists have fantastic skill and great experience, but mere words fail to convey that. ‘The proof is in the pudding’. We invite you to take a look at some of the examples of our work on our websites, in our online gallery and to watch our artists at work in some of our videos. If you like what you see, hire us. We can’t put it more plainly than that.
Can you use markers?
Yes, our artists are skilled in the use of graffiti markers. Markers are great for quickly creating very impressive looking line art.