(Washington, DC) The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) wants home and building owners to know that they can call (202) 727-1000 to receive free graffiti removal kits for the quick removal of graffiti from the outside of their property. The kit includes a voucher for free paint from select Duron and McCormick paint stores. Free, non-toxic solvents are also available for graffiti removal on bare brick and sensitive surfaces.
District property owners can redeem their free vouchers at McCormick Paints located at 15th and P Streets, NW, and Duron Paints located at 14th and Clifton Streets, NW. The paint store will match the color of the paint of the property and will provide property owners with paint, primer, a brush, roller, pan, drop cloth, and graffiti scrubs free of charge.
The graffiti removal solvent, which is applied and sprayed off with a garden hose, contains no phosphates, chlorinated hydrocarbons, Xylene or any other products known to cause health or disposal problems for graffiti removal technicians. The solution is 100 percent biodegradable and meets US Environmental Protection Agency standards.
Requests for a voucher and/or the solvent (there is a separate formula for bare brick and masonry, and a separate formula for sensitive surfaces) can be made by calling the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at (202) 727-1000. Property owners should expect to receive kit items within five days of making a request. Residents will be asked to sign the voucher when they redeem it at the paint store.