PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Anti-Graffiti Painting Program Honored

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Comment | More

A new “adopt a mailbox” program, with paint donated by Dunn-Edwards, is transforming graffiti-marred mailboxes throughout Bakersfield, Calif.

Adopt A Mailbox Program 

It used to be that only the U.S. Postal Service could paint over graffiti on mailboxes.  But through the "adopt a mailbox" program and paint donated by Dunn-Edwards, Bakersfield residents can now get a Postal Service-approved kit, complete with brush and Post Office Grey paint, to erase graffiti on their neighborhood mailboxes.
 
The effort began with the Bakersfield Police Department, which wanted to address the community’s growing graffiti problem, especially in areas where residential mailboxes were being targeted. The police approached Dunn-Edwards for help.

“We matched the paint perfectly and created touch-up kits with a quart can and foam roller paint brush that we provide volunteers,” said Paul Brown, Dunn-Edwards’ Bakersfield store manager. “Now residents can remove fresh graffiti right away, whenever they see it on mailboxes.” 

Dunn-Edwards worked with the city postmaster to create the custom color “Post Office Grey” and have it approved by the U.S. Postal Service to cover the graffiti in neighborhoods with these mailboxes. The company has donated more than 90 touch-up kits to the program so far. 

Keep America Beautiful selected the program as a “distinguished service citation” award winner.  The novel program is a partnership between Dunn-Edwards Paints, the U.S. Postal Service, the Bakersfield Police Department and Keep Bakersfield Beautiful anti-graffiti task force.
 
The City of Bakersfield’s Keep America Beautiful chapter is the only California affiliate to receive an honor this year. Their award will be presented at the Keep America Beautiful 56th National Conference in Washington, D.C. on Friday, December 4, 2009.
 
Dunn-Edwards has produced and sold premium paint products for more than 83 years throughout the Southwest. It currently operates 103 stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.

   

Tagged categories: Anti-graffiti coatings; Awards and honors; Dunn-Edwards

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Graco Inc.
Graco M680 Mortar Pump

Compact and portable. Great for concrete resurfacing and repairs. Handles mortars, cementitious and filled materials.
Call 877-844-7226 or info@graco.com.


Safway Services
Suspended Access Made Easy With QuikDeck™

The smart choice for suspended access, QuikDeck’s interchangeable, lightweight components make them easy to set up and reassemble when you need to move.


AGC Chemicals
LUMIFLON® FEVE Resins used in 2014’s Tank of the Year

LUMIFLON based coatings can last up to 30 years without fading, offering a low-
maintenance solution that retains color and gloss and can be field-applied.


Carboline Company
Hyrdrocarbon Fire & Jet Fire Protection

Pyroclad X1 is the latest breakthrough in epoxy based intumescent fireproofing technology


Chicago Corrosion Group
Vendor-neutral corrosion consulting

What you don’t know about painting is costing you a fortune. Call today to see how CCG’s vendor-neutral, owner’s advocacy saves our clients millions.


DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector 200 for concrete

Rugged, simple and affordable coating thickness gage for concrete measures protective coatings including polyurea.


Clemco Industries Corp.
Global engineering-trusted solutions

For more than 70 years, Clemco has provided the highest quality blast equipment with a total commitment to comfort and safety.


Commercial Sandblasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

We’re ready to meet any of your protective coating and lining needs. We can work on your site or in our facilities, with large shops (60,000 sq ft), 40 acres of yard space, and cranes and forklifts on site.


CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

Learn about soluble salts, along with a discussion on allowable levels.
More information at
www.chlor-rid.com,

800-422-3217

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com