GRAFFITI-FREE LIBRARY

This resource library includes tips and techniques for removing and preventing graffiti, educating your community about removal and prevention and navigating the law in this area. If you know of any other sites or resources we could include, or need further help or information, contact us.

Read more about Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s work tackling graffiti – and what you can do to help – on our Tackling Graffiti page

REMOVAL

Resene (anti-graffiti)  Resenes anti-graffiti page.
Graffiti Hurts (removal and protection) Rapid graffiti removal and prevention guide.
Wikipedia Wiki guide to graffiti.
Ultimate Washer  DIY graffiti removal tips.
No Graffiti A downloadable guide to graffiti.
STOP Graffiti Guide A downloadable guide to graffiti.
Woollahra (removal)  Woolahra Municiple Councils graffiti guide.
Cambridge Department of Public Works  Lots of tips and techniques for removing graffiti.
Knox County Flyer  Tips for dealing with graffiti - downloadable pdf.
Winnipeg Look halfway down the page to find the area on graffiti removal.
Boulder Colorado Information on removal of graffiti from multiple surface types.
Vancouver  Integrated Graffiti Management Program staff is working to educate and support community groups.
Bloomington Environmentally friendly ways to removal graffiti from multiple surface types.
English Heritage This advice note provides guidance for the removal of graffiti from historic buildings and monuments.
Jimmy Lembcke You Tube video about removal.
Hand Ball Courts You Tube channel all about graffiti removal.
Striegelm  Slideshow about graffiti removal.

PREVENTION

Resene (anti-graffiti)  Resenes anti-graffiti page.
Graffiti Hurts (removal and protection)  Rapid graffiti removal and prevention guide.
Woollahra (minimising graffiti)  Woolahra Municiple Councils guide to minimising graffiti.
Woolahra (protective coatings)  Woolahra Municiple Councils guide to protective coatings.
Winnipeg Look halfway down the page to find the area on graffiti prevention.
STOP Graffiti Guide A downloadable guide to graffiti.
Western Australia  Western Australia's State Graffiti Taskforce website on graffiti prevention.

EDUCATION & TOOLS

Resene (paint supplies)  Resenes' paint supplies page.
Doug Web A great site including many links and a comprehensive anti-graffiti toolkit checklist.
Michael Crudge Michael Crudge's history of graffiti removal page.
Cambridge Department of Public Works Tools, techniques and tips for graffiti removal.
Knox County (flyer)  The Knox County graffiti removal flyer.
Knox County (action plan)  A downloadable pdf of Knox County's action plan to get rid of graffiti.
City of Whittier The Whittier Police Department's reward program for turning in taggers.
STOP Graffiti Guide (downloadable)  A downloadable guide to graffiti.
Western Australia (rapid removal)  Western Australia's State Graffiti Taskforce website on rapid removal of graffiti.

LAWS

Legislation to Prevent Graffiti  STOP - Legislation to combat graffiti: information for local government.
Parliamentary Counsel Office Tagging and Graffiti Vandalism Amendment Act 2008.
Parliament Amendment  This bill amends the Summary Offences Act 1981.
Wikipedia A short description of law changes in NZ.
Parliamentary Counsel Office (Crimes Act 1961)  NZ Legislation surrounding the Crimes Act of 1961.
Parliamentary Counsel Office (Summary Offences Act 1981)  NZ Legislation surrounding the Summary Offenses Act of 1981.
NZ Herald (Hutt City Council trials law 2012)  NZ Herald article on the Hutt City Council Graffiti Bill.
NZ Herald (tagging fine increased 2008)  NZ Herald article on the increase in fines for taggers.
Stuff (parliament passes anti-tagging law 2008)  Stuff article on the anti-tagging law in 2008.

NZ COUNCILS

Local Councils  Find your local council with this easy local council finder.
Christchurch Christchurch City Council Graffiti programme
Palmerston North  Palmerston North City Council takes a reactive approach to removing graffiti from public and private property.
Wellington How to remove graffiti and stop it from happening again, and what to do if you see someone tagging.
Auckland A strong community response sends a clear message.
New Plymouth  Graffiti is always more easily removed if done as soon as possible.
Tauranga Tauranga City Council offers a free graffiti removal service.
Gisborne Tips on removal and prevention in this Gisborne Council pamphlet.

COMPANIES

Yellow Pages Search  Search for graffiti removers in the Yellow Pages.
Graffiti Guard  Auckland graffiti removal company.
Graffiti Removal  Graffiti Removal Systems LTD.
Park Supplies  Graffiti Gone is Park Supplies newest product to combat Graffiti.
United Soda Blasters  Soda blasting graffiti removal services.
Jets Blasting Jets Mobile Blasting for the Greater Auckland Region.
Graffiti Doctor  Offices around NZ - Graffiti Removal Specialists.
Building Maintenance  Building and property maintenance from Ubique Services.
Safe Graffiti Removal  Graffiti removal products for sale.
Graffiti Remover  Wellington and Palmerston North graffiti removal specialists.
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