LOS ANGELES – It used to be that only the U.S. Postal Service could paint over graffiti on mailboxes. But through the Adopt-a-Mailbox program and paint donated by Dunn-Edwards, Bakersfield, CA, residents can now get a postal service-approved kit, complete with brush and post office grey paint, to erase graffiti on their neighborhood mailboxes.
The Bakersfield Police Department needed to address the growing graffiti problem in the community, specifically areas with federally owned residential mailboxes that were being targeted, and approached Dunn-Edwards to get involved.
“We matched the paint perfectly and created touch-up kits with a quart can and foam roller paint brush that we provide volunteers,” said Paul Brown, Bakersfield Store Manager, Dunn-Edwards. “Now residents can remove fresh graffiti right away, whenever they see it on mailboxes.”
Dunn-Edwards worked with the city postmaster to create the custom color Post Office Grey and have it approved by the U.S. Postal Service to cover the graffiti in neighborhoods with these mailboxes. The company has donated more than 90 touch-up kits to the program so far.