thegraffiticonsultants

Let’s get started! | May 26, 2012

My name is Rick Stanton and I despise graffiti. It frustrates me to no end that graffiti vandals eagerly deface the property of others. Given the target market for this blog, I’m sure that the vast majority of you feel the same way. Raise your hand if you have ever asked a coworker “How do you think they would like it if I wrote my name with spray paint on their car?” According to the United States Department of Justice, the annual cost of graffiti removal in the US in 2010 was a staggering $12 Billion.  I am also pretty sure that many of you have said “Just think of all the good things that could be done in the world if all the money that is needlessly wasted on anti-graffiti efforts was used for the good of the community. Imagine all the additional soccer fields, community centers, and libraries we could have built. Imagine how many fewer potholes over which our cars would be driving”. (By the way… you can put your hands down now). Can we all agree that working full-time (or even part-time) in an anti-graffiti effort can be frustrating, demanding, exciting, and challenging all at the same time?  Most likely, you don’t find it easy or boring.

            The bottom line is that it is my hope and dream that this blog will help you with your anti-graffiti efforts. If you follow the suggestions in this blog, you’ll succeed in your efforts to reduce (almost to the point of elimination) the graffiti for which you are responsible. The information contained in the following pages is the culmination of my 15 plus years of full-time work in the anti-graffiti field.  It also includes the insights of other highly successful anti-graffiti professionals worldwide.

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