May 11, 2014 8:58 pm

Prince Albert fights vandalism with free paint

The City of Prince Albert is offering homeowners free paint to fight vandalism.

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PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – The City of Prince Albert is helping residents interested in immediately removing graffiti from their property.

The anti-graffiti paint program starts on Monday and encourages people to help fight vandalism.

Home and business owners can apply at city hall to receive a free paint kit, which includes a gallon of paint, tray and brush/roller.

The term graffiti applies to any drawing, inscription or writing that disfigures or defaces any building, fence or structure.

The city says the most effective way to prevent graffiti from recurring is to remove it within one to two days.

Each applicant will have a maximum of 30 days to complete the job. After that time a follow-up inspection will be done.

Anti-graffiti paint kits will be available until Sept. 5.

For more information please call community services at 953-4800 or visit the city’s website.

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