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A full line of Graffiti Removal and prevention now available. What is Elephant Snot?

A full line of Graffiti Removal and prevention now available. What is Elephant Snot?

ELEPHANT SNOT® Graffiti Remover is one of five "Graffiti Max" products, each custom formulated for specific removal needs.  If it is a "porous" surface, then Elephant Snot Graffiti Remover is the right choice for the job.

Atlas Preservation is the only distributor to offer Elephant Snot in quarts. 

(Available in 1 quart, 1 gallon, and 5 gallons)

Shadow Max: If you are removing shadows or "ghosting" from any porous surface, SHADOW MAX is the right choice for the job.  

(Available in 1 quart and 1 gallon)

Max Swipes: If its "smooth and durable", MAX SWIPES towelette is the right choice for the job.  (Comes with 25 towelettes) 

Shield Max: Is an invisible water-carried all-weather long-term protection, formulated for most types of surfaces.  

(Available in 1 quart and 1 gallon)

Max All: Is an all surface non-stick coating that provides an invisible barrier to prevent otherwise difficult to remove soils from adhering. This greatly reduces labor and time needed when the treated surface is cleaned, without requiring the use of harsh or toxic cleaners.

Smooth Max  (Available in 1 quart and 1 gallon)

About Graffiti Solutions

Graffiti Solutions products are currently being sold all over the world, from South America to Europe! 

Graffiti Solutions Inc. started as a pressure washing company washing sidewalks, buildings, and awnings. People and businesses started asking us to remove graffiti. We spent 10 years and thousands of dollars trying and using products that did not work. In 2000 we started working with a chemist to formulate our own graffiti removal chemicals. After 18 months of refining our chemical formulas, we came up with our Elephant Snot®, Shadow Max®, Smooth Max®, Maxall® Protective Coating, and Max Swipes®.

We are continuing our research and development in the area of graffiti removers and their other possible uses to remove paints and markers from various surfaces. One application of our Shadow Max is restoring whiteboards after being ruined by magic markers. Our Maxall is a coating that can be used to coat digital pictures for prevention of deterioration. We are continuing to improve our product line and to find new uses for our graffiti removers.

Our mission is to supply the highest quality, most effective, environmentally responsible products possible. In addition to having trucks working in the field daily, staff members have written numerous articles relating to various aspects of graffiti removal, aided in the compilation of graffiti removal handbooks, and have conducted graffiti removal seminars throughout the United States and Internationally.

Betonamit now in stock!

Betonamit is a non-explosive cracking agent is a non-toxic powder. When mixed with water and poured into holes 1 1/4", 1 3/8" or 1 1/2" diameter, it hardens and expands, exerting pressures of 12,000 psi. Reinforced concrete, boulders, and ledge are fractured overnight with no noise, vibration, or flyrock.

Betonamit is perfect for indoor and
outdoor demolition projects including:

Machinery bases
Concrete Piers
Slabs 6" thick or more

Click here to buy Betonamit

Bon Tool - Setting Bars, Pinch Bars, Shovels and Probes now available

Bon Tool - Setting Bars, Pinch Bars, Shovels and Probes now available

Atlas Preservation now stocks a wide range of Bon Tool pry bars for various monumental and related applications.

Bon Riverworks Tools are all forged out of high quality American steel and are manufactured in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. 

Bon Tool was founded in 1958 through the strength of their one specialty masonry product and has grown to be a manufacturer sustained through the focus on three basic priorities: Innovation, Value, and Service.

Sarco Putty- A fresh batch now in stock in all sizes

Sarco Putty- A fresh batch now in stock in all sizes

We have both the Multi Glaze (1 and 2 Gallons) and the Dual Glaze (1 Pint, 1 Quart, and 1 Gallon).

Sarco Putty is the top selling historic window glazing putty.

Sarco MultiGlaze Type M, Natural color (for glazing indoors, in the shop)
This is a traditional “knife grade” putty that works easily and skins over in 2-3 days.

Sarco DualGlaze (for glazing outdoors, in the wall)
Takes several days to skin over.

Sarco Putty was founded by Edward Sarsfield Sr. in 1943 during World War II while his son Edward Sarsfield Jr. served in the Air Corp. Starting out in Chicago on N. Clark St. they quickly outgrew their building and  in 1949 built a 15,000 square-foot structure near Midway Airport in Chicago. In 1968 Sarco Putty became a full line GE silicone distributor to complement their already popular glazing products. After 70 years of manufacturing top-quality glazing compounds, such as Type-M used to reglaze the windows in the White House in 2009, Sarco Putty looks forward to keeping the tradition of bringing top quality products into the future.

New Website Design

We weren't feeling satisfied with how our website looked so we changed it!

We hope you like the new look, layout, and style!

Along with this update, we have also added more products.


Slings & Hoists Now For Sale!

We now have added products to our Slings, Hoists, and Lifting Hardware sections!

All of them are from

In the sling section we have 3 different slings, all with a variety of lengths:



And in the hoists section we have 7 different hoists ranging from $144.99 to $334.99. (1/2 to 2 Ton)


More Youtube Videos!

Just uploaded 5 more youtube videos covering multiple topics; all taken place in Glastonbury, Connecticut.


- D/2 Cleaning

- Gravestone Surveying

- Infilling Brownstone Gravestone

- Brownstone Monument Treatments

- Granite History


Pratley in the USA!

Pratley in the USA!

Over the past week we have received a variety of Pratley products and launched another website dedicated it. We are using the name PratleyUSA because we are now the North American distributors for Pratley products.

Pratley is a company from South Africa that originated and specializes in adhesives, but has expanded to a multitude of product lines. Everything Pratley makes is extremely high quality and has been tested extensively.

As of now Pratley isn't a known name in the USA like it is in many other countries, but we are confident people will love their products once they get to try them. We can't wait to test more of the products ourselves and showcase them in videos in the near future.

Check out this cool video about Pratley:

Youtube Channel Up & Running!

Youtube Channel Up & Running!

Just made and published a couple quick youtube videos to start our "How-To" series. We will continue to add more videos to our channel, stay tuned to see more!

These two videos are showing how to open and mix Akepox epoxy, then prepare the stone and apply the epoxy. 

Freeport's former Carnegie Library statues get a facelift

Freeport's former Carnegie Library statues get a facelift

Company owner Jonathan Appell is mentioned in this article for the advice he gave to use D/2 to clean the two iconic statues in Freeport, Illinois.

FREEPORT — In the next week or so, passersby should notice the two statues sitting south of the former Carnegie Library look much cleaner.

The statues, which are part of a set representing the four seasons that Freeport industrialist W.T. Rawleigh bought in 1931, aren’t covered with dirt and marred by pit-like indentations, as some residents think, said Jessica Modica, executive director of the Freeport Art Museum.

Rather, a lichen is growing on the Carrera marble and can be killed with a biological solution, said Sharon Welton, executive director of the Stephenson County Historical Society. Modica and Welton removed what lichen would easily fall off with brushes on Friday and then applied the solution. They plan to return to brush off the dead lichen and spray down the statues again, if needed.

Their efforts dovetail city officials’ plans to finish renovating the former library at 314 W. Stephenson St. into a new City Hall so the offices can open in January.

“I’m glad the city has decided to keep them here,” Modica said. “They are iconic to Freeport.”

Welton’s friend, Jonathan Appell, who conserves monuments and headstones, examined the two statues in early June and donated the biological solution to their efforts. Overall, they are in great condition for their age, but restoring the glaze that once covered them would be expensive, Welton said.

She suggests adding gravel or other landscaping around the concrete bases to avoid grass trimmers getting too close to the two statues.

They were made by Italian sculptor Ferdinand Vichi. Two statues from the set, Spring and Summer, are at the Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave., so the statues outside the Carnegie Library are likely Autumn and Winter, although they are not labeled.

A receipt in the historical society archives indicates Rawleigh paid $943.45 for the set in 1931. According to two inflation calculators, that would be between $13,800 and $14,800 in today’s dollars.