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Anti-Graffiti Painting Program Honored

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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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

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