FREE Paint for Graffiti Removal

FREE Paint for Graffiti Removal

If your property has been vandalized with graffiti, the City of Vancouver has a program to help with the removal.

For graffiti management to be effective, graffiti needs to be removed quickly. The Integrated Graffiti Management Program provides free paint and helps to coordinate community paint-outs to remove graffiti.

Removal tips

  • Use the gentlest cleaning methods possible on bare surfaces such as wood, concrete, masonry, stone, retaining walls, and decorative concrete.
  • Previously painted surfaces can simply be repainted.
  • Use a protective coating. Check with your local paint store for more information.
  • Hire SOS Property Rescue to take care of this

Heritage properties

Is your home a designated heritage site? If so, follow these tips to ensure the integrity of your building:

  • Avoid methods that erode surface material, such as sandblasting or pressure washing.
  • Previously painted surfaces can simply be repainted.
  • Protective coatings must not be used on any heritage surface.
  • If the cleaning will alter the heritage surface, you must get a development permit.
  • Hire SOS Property Rescue to take care of this

Answers to graffiti questions

Find answers to your questions around graffiti, tagging, murals, and more.

City of Vancouver’s Free Paint Program!

Thanks to a partnership with Dulux Paints, Vancouver property owners can receive free paint for the removal of existing graffiti up to two times in a calendar year.

Step 1: Request your voucher

Complete the online form to request your paint voucher. You will need to provide your name, address, contact information, and notification letter from the City (if you have one).

You will be given a case number and asked which Dulux Paints store location is most convenient for you to pick up paint.

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call us at 3-1-1 to complete the voucher request.

Step 2: Go to a Dulux Paints store

When you pick up your free paint, bring your personal identification and the case number.

Step 3: Provide a colour sample

If you require colour matching, bring a 1” x 1” chip of the original paint colour to the Dulux Paints store. They will scan and match the colour as closely as possible. There will be a wait of one day to produce a custom match of your paint sample.

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