Aerosol spray paint is often used in graffiti vandalism, and this legislation was introduced to reduce the amount of graffiti.
This advice is designed to provide basic guidance to traders. It is not a complete or authoritative statement of the law.
‘Aerosol paint container’ is a device which contains paint stored under pressure… and is designed to permit the release of the paint as a spray.
It is an offence to sell an aerosol paint container to a person under the age of 16.
The maximum penalty for selling an aerosol paint container to a person under the age of 16 is a fine of £2,500.
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