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Underage Sales

Aerosol Paint Containers

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.

The law and you

‘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.

Penalty

The maximum penalty for selling an aerosol paint container to a person under the age of 16 is a fine of £2,500.

Defences

If the retailer...

 

Contact

Help us stamp out underage sales of age restricted products

Trading Standards
Montgomery House
Monarch Way
Winchester SO22 5PW

Download

Links

Ref B/155/001/July 2004

Grafitti poster available for download

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