Graffiti on vinyl siding--how to best cover?
Hi--we have a barn that was covered in tan vinyl siding by a previous owner--there's a large expanse facing the alley that's proven too tempting to passing teens--it's been tagged 3x in the past 9 months & we have to do something about it or we're going to have our own mural before long.
The second time, the kid was caught & the cop made him scrub his mark w/ a green scrubby. this took a layer off the vinyl...and we've tried to remove the paint with thinner & it's been not very helpful (it's got a lot of "grain" and the paint just goes in the grain and stays there).
I wondered if we could just get a good match for the paint & paint the tagged siding (the whole run, not just where the tag is)...and do it every time we get tagged. If we do it whenever we get tagged, then the kids will learn they should go somewhere else.
I was also thinking of hanging some interesting "art" up on the barn but I don't really have anything (lattice or something) in mind. Something that would make it less of a blank canvas.
Do we need any sort of special primer for vinyl? Do we just wash down the vinyl well? What kind of paint do we buy?
Has anyone tried the fake video surveillance cameras? Do they work?