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Anti-Vandal Paint

Protect your private and commercial property from intruders with our anti-climb paint. When you apply it to the surface, it leaves behind a thick, oily coat which often looks like a tile-like surface. We recommend that you wear a glove when applying anti-vandal paint with a brush. Our formulas can be used internally and externally on surfaces such as brick, masonry, stonework and surfaces that have been previously painted. However, see individual products to see where they can specifically be used.

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Frequently asked questions about anti-vandal paint

  1. What is anti vandal paint?

    Anti vandal paint is a thick, non drying & sticky paint. It is designed to help protect private property and commercial property from intruders. It can be applied to walls, gutter's, down pipes and anywhere that can be used as a grip point. We recommend that you wear gloves when applying anti-vandal paint.

  2. How long does anti vandal paint last?

    The anti vandal paint can last for about three years, after which a fresh coat is usually recommended. However, the lifespan will depend on how often people attempt to climb the surface to which the paint has been applied. The anti climb paint cannot be washed off and is resistant to removal by any chemicals.

  3. How does anti vandal paint work?

    Anti vandal paint works by remaining slippery making it almost impossible to grip to any painted surface. Please note that the anti vandal paint must be applied quite thickly (2 to 3mm) in order to be effective.

    To make your building even more secure, the anti climb paint contains a hidden identifier within the make-up of the paint that can later help police identify intruders.

  4. How to apply anti climb paint?

    We recommend using the anti climb paint on the following surfaces: window ledges, down pipes, walls, gutters, and any other surface which may be used as a grip point to gain unauthorised access.

    The below steps are what you will need to do to apply the anti climb paint:

    Surface Preparation - Ensure all surfaces are clean, dry and free from grease, oil and any other contaminants. Seal porous surfaces first. Roughen smooth surfaces using coarse abrasive paper or by wire brushing. Metal should be suitably prepared and primed prior to application.

    Preceding Coat - Use the Coo-Var Acrylic Primer Sealer on masonry and wood and other porous surfaces, or the Coo-Var All Metals Primer if applying to metals.

    Application - The anti vandal paint should be applied quite thickly (at least 2-3mm). This helps to prevent the coating from drying out. Use a disposable brush to save the need to clean the brush afterwards.

    It is advised to use a warning sign after applying the anti-climb paint to warn off unwanted visitors, as this may contaminate clothes or other materials by accidently touching the painted surface.