On my walk today I spied this sign.
I don’t actually know what anti-climb paint is, but to be honest it doesn’t scare me that much.
What’s at the top of this fence is more terrifying.
Why don’t they have a sign warning people about the possibility of being impaled? Or tetanus.
TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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This is too funny!
You’re too right – somebody was empaled on a fence here in Sri Lanka today and died … Freaky accidents can happen anywhere, any time … 🙂
That’s horrible. I feel for the family and friends.
Oh dear yes – just imagine 😦
Hhmmm…weird. How about anti-fall paint? Or anti-walk paint? Or anti-paint paint… Those spikes look like medieval torture instruments. 🙂
They just might be, recycled.
It makes you wonder if anyone reads those signs before they are made 🙂
I’ve often wondered that, especially the ones that have obvious mistakes. I guess the client is always right though.
It looks like a contradiction. If they want to prevent people from climbing, why warn them?
Must be for legal purposes so they don’t get sued.
Tee hee, ‘if the paint doesn’t get you the lethal spikes will’ mwahahaha!
Seriously. Who wants to climb over those and if you have to make a quick getaway–forget it.
Weird I questioned the same sign today. Where does one buy Anti-Climb paint and what other colours are available- anti-run? Anti-jump? Anti-impale?
I’m not sure how I missed the sign all this time. The things you find when you live in a new place. I love it.
Ok, being the Google freak that I am, I just had to look this up, and would you believe anti-climb paint has its own entry in Wikipedia?!?! It says, “It is used to prevent climbing on objects such as lampposts, walls and fences. It owes its effectiveness to the fact that it is based on a non-drying oil and keeps the surface greasy and slippery. As an additional advantage, it leaves its mark on the person touching it and hence makes it possible for intruders to be identified….Anti-climb paint continues to work in hot or cold weather conditions adhering to the surfaces to which it is applied….It has a useful lifetime of around three years, after which a fresh coat is recommended.” Wow, who would have thought? LOL!!
It leaves a mark…well, shoot I should have read this before I touched it today on my walk. Now if anyone breaks into that place, I’m in big trouble. big.
LOL!!! You are too funny 🙂
I have funny moments. usually I’m very, very, very serious 😉
Yikes! Never heard of that kind of paint. Those spikes should come with a warning sign!
YIKES! Good point! 🙂
Maybe the paint is too slippery to climb.
My climbing fences days are well past me…has anyone tried and wants to admit it?
Crikey! Dangerous looking spikes… I always get tempted to touch the anti climb paint to see whether it leaves a mark on me 🙂
I tried, it doesn’t. Unless the mark is invisible. Shoot, I didn’t think of that. Can the police spot me?
Definitely. They have dogs searching for us so you better run. Flee, we are discovered! 😀
That warning is specifically for Spiderman. I looked it up.
Spiderman never gets scared—at least of paint. Does he?
If he can’t stick to it while climbing up the wall to thwart some evil-doers, it would at least be a major inconvenience.
Wow, looks like something from the Dark Ages! When I read the sign, I thought it meant “extra-slippery.” 🙂
It’s supposed to be. I really don’t want to slip onto the spikes to find out.
I was curious…
I walked by the spot today. I didn’t attempt to climb it, but felt the paint. It wasn’t that slippery. But maybe it is.
Maybe it is when you put your whole body weight on it? I don’t know but I’m really curious to see some in person
Come on over Andy. I’m not brave enough to try it out myself. Not sure the police will believe, “My blogging buddies dared me.”
Hahaha probably not
It would make for an interesting story though.
The comments – and dares – were even funnier TBM 😀
I can just see myself getting arrested testing out this paint. Not sure the better half would appreciate bailing me out.