Remove graffiti from your business as soon as
Incorporate shrubs, thorny plants, and vines to
restrict vandal access.
Use fences, controlled entrance and exits, rails,
and other barriers.
Move dumpsters away from walls and cover drainpipes to prevent roof access.
Plant vegetation against solid surfaces.
Use highly-textured or uneven materials for solid
Limit the amount of solid surface by using mesh,
grilles or lattice.
Install some type of security camera.
Add or improve lighting around the building to
promote natural surveillance.
Organize a “Business Watch” with nearby merchants to
keep tabs on a business area.
Employ graffiti resistant materials or coatings on a
chronically hit wall.
Involve the community
Ask a community group or professional artist to
apply a mural to your premises.
Print graffiti prevention messages on bags,
sales flyers, tray liners, book covers, calendars, and
Work with other merchants to organize and contribute
to a “paint bank..” Paints, rollers, brushes, and other
equipment from the bank are “borrowed” as needed. Ensure
safe and environmentally appropriate storage
Graffiti Prevention Tips
Don’t allow a “legal wall”, or an area that permits graffiti, at your business; they are largely ineffective
and may draw more graffiti vandals to the area.
Refrain from using graffiti images in ads or
promoting graffiti in any way.