Beardsley Boulders Graffiti Removal project
target fundraising goal: $2,500
Total donated in 6 days: $2,698
Graffiti & Graffiti Cover-up Removal
The Beardsley Boulder Pile, a beloved climbing and recreation area located in North Phoenix, was in dire need of our help! We teamed up with Scott McDaniel from REI and Josh Parnell from City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation to remove graffiti painted on the Beardsley Boulders, as well as removing multiple layers of graffiti cover-up paint (and the many layers of graffiti from all sides of several large boulders). In 6 days, we recieved $2,698 in donations from the community to purchase supplies needed to restore these boulders to their neatural beauty.
In February we started the project with cover-up removal testing on the face of Pencil Thin (pictured). This entire boulder, along with many others in the area, was covered on all sides from top to bottom in layers of coverup paint (that's an 8 foot ladder next to the boulder). The first day, we removed most of the first layer of coverup paint. The next day, we went back to remove the graffiti that was underneath the coverup. Unfortunately, we found several additional layers of coverup paint and graffiti, including latex paint, which is more difficult to remove.