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Graffiti and how to stop it

By Doglover 4 September 2014 24

Is there anyone in Canberra who can tell me how to remove graffiti from a colourbond fence?  I spent 3yrs saving up for a large fence which backs on to a main street only to have it pristine for 6mths. Then the animals defaced it (they are too awful to be called artists).  As the back fence can now be seen from all roads Im sure that this was the intention, to have their tags seen by a larger audience. As a disabled widow how on earth can I remove this disgrace from my back fence?  Also, if it can be removed is there someone who can do this procedure in town?

To remove this type of tagging could we not perhaps get areas set aside which are regularly whitewashed or have a campaign where items such as the great ‘tardis’ painted on a utility box at Red Hill could be an incentive?  Lets make these folk have places to go to rather than give the city a bad name.  Please, lets not ignore the rules of decency, paint on your own home not others.

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Antagonist 6:32 pm 05 Sep 14

John Hargreaves Ex MLA said :

get Steve Pratt to paint over it. He was good at that!

Oh, the laughter! It huuuuurts!

John Hargreaves Ex MLA 5:56 pm 05 Sep 14

The best way to protect your fence is t get a “graffiti” artist to do a mural on it, of your choosing. These guys don’t ruin each other’s work.

John Hargreaves Ex MLA 5:54 pm 05 Sep 14

get Steve Pratt to paint over it. He was good at that!

dungfungus 5:49 pm 05 Sep 14

HenryBG said :

Just to put our problems with graffiti in context, here is a news report in Singapore which led to a major reappraisal right across the nation of perimeter fences, including the installation of a brand new system around CHangi airport’s 22km fence:

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/vandals-breach-bishan-depot-smrt-train-vandalised-155409194.html

The key phrase, which explains why they were so upset and decided to take action, is:

“This is the second incident in two years that an SMRT train has been vandalised. “

Twice in 2 years! A crime wave!

A previous Singapore graffiti incident was carried out by a Swiss tourist and his fellow traveller from the UK (the latter one is still at large). The Swiss guy got a 7 month sentence and a good touch up with a cane (imagining that happening here? Are you reading this Mr Barr?).
Also noted is that the target was the depot for the trams. The tram operators in Singapore are contenders for the tram contract in Canberra I believe.
Can we expect our visionary trams to be the targets for graffiti attack?

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