Kid Rock mural among dozens of recent targets of fire extinguisher graffiti – or ‘pissing’

Vandals are striking vacant and occupied businesses, houses and apartment buildings with paint propelled by a fire extinguisher at an alarming rate.

In under a minute, someone armed with a paint-filled fire extinguisher can spray 20-foot-tall streaks of paint on buildings and never been seen. Because the extinguisher is tough to control, the result is often sloppy and insulting to the eye.

The act often is referred to as “pissing.”

The result: The city looks dumpier and the graffiti is expensive to remove.

We first published a story about the fire extinguisher method over the summer when New York City graffiti writer Katsu hit at least five buildings with loopy, long lettering.

Here are some recent examples of the work discovered by Motor City Muckraker:

 

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • Toka313

    1. What buildings in these pictures are occupied?

    2. The nature of street art is that it’s temporary. We have a new medium on our hands. Let’s see what ends up happening with it. I for one, am excited to see what happens.

    • MB

      Are you kidding or high? It’s called “pissing” for a reason and it would hardly qualify as a artistic medium.

  • G

    I HATE THIS SO MUCH, this is the worst style of graffiti I have ever seen. I want to find the people who did this and do it to their homes and see how much they like it.