Can swift graffiti removal keep crime rates down?

To reduce the cost, time, and hassle of cleaning up graffiti, Valspar has a graffiti-resistant system protecting all coil and extrusion coatings

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August 15, 2016 |
Jeff Alexander

Many cities aim to quickly remove graffiti vandalism. In fact, many cities have ordinances requiring its prompt removal.

A study has shown a connection among graffiti, trash, and street crime. Environments plagued by litter and graffiti encourage people to litter, trespass, and even steal. The study found people were twice as likely to steal money when surrounded by litter and graffiti compared to a cleaner environment.

Swiftly cleaning up graffiti vandalism therefore discourages street crime. With graffiti on the rise, it is more important than ever to develop technologies to allow graffiti to be removed quickly and economically.

To reduce the cost, time, and hassle of cleaning up graffiti, Valspar has a graffiti-resistant system protecting all coil and extrusion coatings. The system works in conjunction with Graffiti Removal Services’ innovative nontoxic cleaning system for graffiti. This system simply removes the graffiti, eliminating the need to apply a new coating.

The cost savings of this simple system are significant, for both cities and building owners. Many cities have been spending millions to remove graffiti to prevent related street crime. Valspar’s new graffiti-resistant coating for metal building products helps keep projects pristine for safer and more vibrant communities. 

 

Jeff Alexander | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings

Jeff Alexander, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings VP of Sales for the Coil and Extrusion division has been with Sherwin-Williams (formerly Valspar) since 1997. He has an entrepreneur spirit and has thrived in building relationships with our customers. Jeff has fully immersed himself in all levels of the coating industry and enjoyed his term as National President at NCCA (National Coil Coating Association).  He is focused on continuing to educate customers on the paint industry.

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