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San Francisco Paints The Town Clean With Urine-Fighting Paint

Destination & Tourism | Gabe Zaldivar | July 28, 2015

San Francisco Paints The Town Clean With Urine-Fighting Paint

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If you pee on San Francisco, San Francisco may just return the favor.

Reuters reports (h/t Quartz) that “the city's Public Works agency is testing a pee-repellant paint on walls in areas that have been saturated with urine.”

Late-night revelers with too much booze in the system, beware. Mohammed Nuru, who serves as the city’s director of public works, is on the case of solving frequent public urination.

Rather than have to deal with the disgusting practice, Nuru is looking across the pond at innovative practices that have quelled locals from degrading walls in Hamburg, Germany.

As the report notes and we wrote about back in March, the German metropolis utilized Ultra-Ever Dry paint in hopes to curtail what seemed like rampant public urination thanks to boozehounds on the late-night prowl.

When nature calls, however, it’s best to hold it, because the paint repels liquid, which means those shoes of yours may end up soaked.

Here is a video, albeit in German, that explains:

A spokeswoman, Rachel Gordon, spoke with Reuters about the initiative: “The urine will bounce back on the guys' pants and shoes. The idea is they will think twice next time about urinating in public.”

It’s a solution straight out of “The Naked Gun.”

It will be a matter of time and patience before San Francisco officials see whether the ploy is effective.

However, according to Reuters, it’s in demand. The report states that a flood of calls were made requesting similar efforts be done near businesses around the city.

So far the number of painted walls sits at nine, but there is no mention of where they are located.

This means that if you are visiting the wonderful and vibrant city you should make sure to go before leaving the hotel room or bar.

The city is not a bathroom, and now it’s fighting back.

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