Submitted by: cass via Oddly Specific
I would love to cover some monkey bars with that, if it existed.
It exists. It’s basically paint that never dries, so if you try to climb that pole you’ll end up covered in black paint.
Not quite as funny as super-Teflon on the monkey bars, though.
Yeah I’ve seen this paint before several times. Nothing crazy here.
And in addition to what Robbie said, here’s where you can get some(if you’re in the US, if you’re in another country do some googling):
Not so funny now, is it?
I think that since it’s mainly used in the UK, people elsewhere don’t know of its existence 🙂
Mediocre minds think alike, apparently.
oddly specific FAIL!
It’s yucky horrible stuff. 😦
You can see the anti-climb paint on this photo – http://imgur.com/OUofy.jpg – it’s like a thick grease paint that never dries, and you really don’t want to get it on your hands or clothes.
Hmm… I could use a wikipedia article about this.
its vile stuff, bit like tar that stays wet, takes forever to get off even using thinners
The wall opposite our house had a good layer of thick and gooey anti-climb paint along the top of it to stop the local kids climbing over. Unfortunately my hairy-pawed cat can’t read – you can imagine the mess he made of my carpets!
If this makes you laugh, you should go all over the rougher estates in West London. They’re covered in these signs AND ‘anti-graffiti paint’
They simply put on it old dirty used grease!
Unfortunately, someone could still chop it down with an anti-climb ax.
This is so anti-climbactic.
You win this comment thread.
yeh it does exist…….. you cant wash it off.
I guess you just have to aclimbatise to it….
Too bad for the people who mistakenly bump into the pole and get oily paint on themselves.
It’s applied above a certain height, so you can’t actually get to it without climbing first.
Handy things, those links confused, Zonk! and mark supplied.
The point is to put it only where someone shouldn’t be.
and if you had actually read the wiki article you too would know that it is only applied above 8 feet (or 2.5 meters for our measument challenged friends out there)
Dude… Metric makes more sense. IT”S I MULTIPLES OF TEN, so basicly that makes it simple. Exept when converting between the two formats.
“measument challenged”? Feet were defined some long time ago (stone age?) to be the distance between your wrist and elbow, about the same size as a persons foot in perfet human form. Only fairly recently was it standardised because the size of people varies(not sure of dates, anyone help me out?). So I say feet are for “measument challenged” people.
Not always… I got some on me when in was only about six-years-old and I put my hands on a large gate fence to a building (the ones that are opened to let cars through). It got on my jacket too. Really dense thick covering on the bars, and from where I was it just looked like oddly shaped metal until I touched it and realised it had the consistency of a thick pitch black gel-like paint. I remember seeing it in other places and knowing not to touch it. Since I was so tiny at the time, it must have been less than 8 feet. Even now I don’t think I could reach 8 feet.
Or for those to lazy to get the correct distance in metric and round up along with the wrong type of metres, but seem to sit on their high horse it is actually 2438.4mm or 2metres 43centimetres and 8.4millimetres.
Seeing as, unless you are a computer, the globally accepted number system is to the base ten, does it not make sense to use a decimal measurement system!?
I know people who might not have the imagination to consider climbing that pole – until a warning like that turns it into an irresistible challenge.
Wow, goes to show how stupid most of the people who visit this site are… “If it existed”. Such a shame.
JJfailings, I don’t know the stuff existed before I read the wiki article and I’m not stupid. We just don’t have that stuff (or really a need for it) where I live. So maybe it goes to show how stupid people are who live in an area where stuff like that is an everyday occurrence.
No, I’ve never seen it in person before, and it’s not an “everyday occurrence” in my area. It’s just general knowledge to know it exists. You fail.
But it does actually exist ._.
What all the other comments say about this being a mere “paint that never dries”, are incorrect. This is actually a patented Aperture Laboratories Repulsion Gel that deflects anything that touches it, originally designed for use as a dietary pudding to repel any food from the stomach back out the users mouth. This product was taken off the shelfs for this use for various reasons. I hope this information was useful.
Is this stuff real? Anyone have a link to, say, a Wikipedia page about it?
Gee, what an inspired inquiry, ChagrinnedGoat. Could you check it out and report back to us?
And gee, I wonder whether there is any wiki info on the origins and current applications of various systems of measurement? I’ll bet the ancient British system arose organically to meet the daily needs of farmers, builders, travelers and merchants. And later, as scientific accuracy and a common international system became more essential, the metric system was instituted to meet those needs. Which obviously win, right? The native charm and poetic potential of the older system (still in daily use by a large segment of the developed world) simply become irrelevant in the face of scientific progress.
It’s very real, residents of the UK should be familiar with spiked fences having a black mark atop each post.
People inclined to urbex or parkour will know that it’s slippier than a greased-up deaf guy, twice as hard to hold onto and infinitely harder to get off your clothes and skin.
Trust me, this is coming from a guy who had a black line on his cheek for half a week.
Its often called climbing grease aswell
It exists. Trust me. I was locked in a graveyard with anti climb paint gates.
I believe the US folks are unaware of it, because people here are SO lawsuit happy. It’s very possible that an idiot injured while playing around on a structure covered with anti-climb paint could sue, and get away with it. I discovered it while looking for wallspikes to use at a customers bar. We ended up welding some spikes that are essentially a boobie trap. The top spikes snap off under 75 lbs, and drop whatever happens to be hanging from them onto the lower razorspikes. Meh. What can I say. Stop trying to steal the Patron.
Wow, really, you don’t know about Anti-climb paint? It’s very real, we used to have some on our drainpipes, icky stuff haha.
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