Results for - Have you had to deal with the mess/art of graffiti?

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This morning I discovered that graffiti vandals did a number on the fence surrounding the property I'm renting. Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you, or a nearby neighbor, had graffiti sprayed somewhere on your property?

1. This morning I discovered that graffiti vandals did a number on the fence surrounding the property I'm renting. Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you, or a nearby neighbor, had graffiti sprayed somewhere on your property?

Yes
14%
275 votes
No
72%
1,412 votes
Undecided
3%
62 votes
Not Applicable
10%
199 votes
Most of the vandalism I experienced was silver spray paint, easy to remove with baking soda and vinegar. However, the yellow painted-on writing (such as in the picture) was very difficult to remove. After trying mineral spirits, thinner and sanding, there is still a ghost image of

2. Most of the vandalism I experienced was silver spray paint, easy to remove with baking soda and vinegar. However, the yellow painted-on writing (such as in the picture) was very difficult to remove. After trying mineral spirits, thinner and sanding, there is still a ghost image of "Dead Nevermind" on the fence. If this was your property, what would you do about the ghost image on your fence?

I'd do nothing, figuring that natural elements like rain, sun and wind would eventually diminish the ghost image.
7%
140 votes
I'd do some research, trying to find out how to best remove the ghost image.
18%
343 votes
I would definitely do something to get rid of the ghost image. Leaving it as it is would not be an option for me.
19%
364 votes
Frankly, I wouldn't have even tried to remove the original graffiti.
3%
65 votes
I would paint over the ghost image since pressure washing, sanding and applying thinner won't do the job.
33%
635 votes
Not applicable
32%
628 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
30 votes
The city where I live will assist with graffiti removal on public property and businesses, but not on private property such as single-family detached homes. (This has to do with the large amount of graffiti within the city.) Does your city assist residents with graffiti removal, other than just giving advice?

3. The city where I live will assist with graffiti removal on public property and businesses, but not on private property such as single-family detached homes. (This has to do with the large amount of graffiti within the city.) Does your city assist residents with graffiti removal, other than just giving advice?

Yes, my city has a program to help out homeowners with graffiti removal.
8%
161 votes
Nope, my city is like yours--no removal assistance for private property.
15%
290 votes
I have not a clue what my city does.
43%
834 votes
Not applicable--I don't live in a city
34%
653 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
10 votes
You know, I've got to wonder what drives individuals to deface others' property. I have my own hunches. Yet, some graffiti is truly beautiful. Have you seen, in person, what you would call beautiful graffiti? (Photo is street art by Roberto Cavalli.)

4. You know, I've got to wonder what drives individuals to deface others' property. I have my own hunches. Yet, some graffiti is truly beautiful. Have you seen, in person, what you would call beautiful graffiti? (Photo is street art by Roberto Cavalli.)

Yes
40%
773 votes
No
28%
547 votes
Undecided
13%
249 votes
Not Applicable
19%
379 votes
11/04/2015 Living 1948 29 By: Tiger_Lily

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