There’s so much graffiti in L.A.—isn’t there a protective treatment that could be applied to city walls?

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This may color your outlook: There is.

USC, the Natural History Museum, and much of L.A.’s public housing have been treated with a spray paint-resistant coating. Mural artists have used the polyurethane protectants like Amershield for years to stave off tagging. Beyond that, a call to 311 will generate a latex touch-up for your building should it acquire unwanted embellishment.