Anti-Climbing Paint Could Land Users In Hot Water

As the name suggests, anti-climbing paint is a special type of security paint designed to deter criminals from trying to access a property. However, a person can’t indiscriminately paint a fence with it without legal consequences. Anti-climbing paint is a non-drying coating that makes it virtually impossible for someone to climb any surface upon which it’s painted. Once coated in the anti-climbing paint, the surface remains slippery for a minimum of 3 years, retaining its protective properties in both hot and cold weather. The paint is normally applied in thick layers and develops a glossy skin similar to that of regular paint, only beneath its skin the paint is still wet. So, once an intruder tries to climb a surface with it and the skin is breached, the wet coating makes scaling virtually any surface impossible. Developed by Camrex Paints in the early 1960s, anti-climbing paint is still available from hardware and home supply stores around the world and is advertised as an effective anti-intruder solution. It’s important to point out, however, that anyone coating a surface in the anti-climbing paint is required by law to post warning signs. That’s because anyone who comes in contact with the paint can sue for damages, as the paint is can cause damages and serious injuries, and it’s extremely difficult to remove from human skin. Although it’s highly resistant to most chemicals used to remove conventional paints, there are special solvents available to remove the anti-climbing paint.