I don't think they'll be painting the wood, as it fits with the ride.. plus there is a lot to do, it'll have a polished treatment done to it to protect from weathering, unless this has already been applied to the wood before it got to AT. Either way, the vandals will always happen, it is a shame as it ruins the look of rides, however this is just how the younger generations of the public are.. majority of them don't care, even some adults do it which is really annoying.
Don't take me serious..
But come, sit, have a drink.. don't mind me..
Hush little baby, don't say a word..
It'll only hurt forever.