While starting my morning commute I noticed that someone had decided to decorate my fence with some spray paint. I first spotted the line on the gate by the shop, it's nebulous head making me wonder what was around the corner. I was sure one happy camper on the way to work today.
Speculation has ruled my mind today, trying to determine why someone would do this sort of thing. A prepubescent neanderthal that happened to walk by my house with a can of paint? Maybe an individual packing around a childish grudge and a mind so small that they can't grasp the futility of the act? I can be pretty sure it's not a property owning and tax paying Canadian.
Needless to say, I'm not excited about the work that has to be done in getting it off. I though of trying a paint thinner to see if I could essentially wash it off. Examining the carnage this evening, I found that the paint had worked it's way into the grain of the wood already. The stain that I used to make a beautiful wood grained fence offered no resistance to what likely is not a water based paint. It's going to be sanding and more staining in my future, because I don't really want to paint over the fence and hide the wood. Although that may change once I get to working on it.