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.

Harsco
Find BLACK BEAUTY® Abrasives

Use our online tool to search by address, city or zip code to find where you can buy BLACK BEAUTY® abrasives. Or call us toll free: 1-888-733-3646


Polygon
POLYGON - Temporary Humidity Control

We specialize in innovative climate control solutions for industrial painting, utilizing alternative energy sources and combining desiccants with heating or cooling.


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Hydro Utility Penstock Overcoated in 1997. Was power washed and overcoated with major cost saving. No environmental impact with Termarust's low LC50 of 41,007 ppm.


WINOA Group
W Abrasives : Maintenance Pack

The blasting company able to reduce your maintenance costs up to 30% by fine-tuning consumption, and increasing productivity. Visit us during the GIFA (Hall15 - D14).


KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA-Tator
Coatings Inspection

Any structure, any height, any place - A qualified coatings inspector is always available. Call 800-245-6379.


Manus Abrasive Systems, Inc./Mod-U-Blast Mfg.
Manus Abrasive
& Mod-U-Blast Mfg

stock several handy tools to accomplish a wide range of internal pipe blasting/cleaning.
Dealer inquiries welcome.


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Enduroguard -
The Tough Cable
for a Tough Industry.

Reduce maintenance costs and down time, increase job site safety with Enduroguard Cable. Available exclusively from SAFE Systems. UL listed, flexible, abrasion resistant and cut resistant.


Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves Conversion Kits

Schmidt's conversion kits turn out-of-date blast pots into high quality, efficient blasters. Quick, easy to install with step by step instructions.
Call 1-800-231-2085


Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.

 
 
 
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