Spray paint cans should be banned to stop graffiti artists in their tracks, according to an MP.
Khalid Mahmood launched calls for legislation to prevent the sale of car spray paint to anyone except licensed traders.
He was speaking as Downing Street promised a clampdown on anti-social behaviour.
Tony Blair said every council-would be told to present a detailed action plan for dealing with gangs and neighbours from hell, or have their budgets cut.
Ministers also revived plans to cut housing benefit for nuisance neighbours - which were first announced in 2003.
But Mr Mahmood said he wanted to see new laws from the Government.
He said: "There is no reason the average person needs car spray paint. They are used by graffiti artists to commit antisocial behaviour.
"I am going to speak to the Department for Trade and Industry to see how we can change the law to stop this paint being used by the wrong people."
Mr Mahmood said he backed the Downing Street initiative.
He said: "Councils need to know dealing with anti-social behaviour is a top priority.
"In Birmingham, we have had successes in some parts of the city but less success in others."
Birmingham imposed 76 anti-social behaviour orders in the first nine months of last year, Home Office figures show.
This is the second highest figure of any local authority in the country. Manchester imposed 115 anti- social behaviour orders.
The city is one of ten " trailblazer" authorities working with the Government to pioneer new ways of tackling anti-social behaviour and has its own unit which is dedicated to dealing with the problem.
Alison Parsons, Birmingham's head of the unit, said: "We wouldn't have any problem with being asked to draw up a plan because it is so similar to what we are doing anyway."
Wolverhampton imposed 42 anti-social behaviour orders and Walsall imposed 30.
A Downing Street spokesman said: "Everyone deserves the right to be protected from thugs and yobs in their local neighbourhood." "From next April funding from Whitehall for local authorities will be dependent on them implementing detailed plans to tackle antisocial behaviour."
Yesterday Mr Blair hosted a Downing Street summit to review the effectiveness of measures taken to reduce low level crime.
Opening the meeting, the Prime Minister said: "My impression going out and talking to people about this is that there is a real difference being made, especially where the powers are being used and people get behind it. But at the same time there are gaps."
Nuisance neighbours could face benefit cuts, Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton warned.
People evicted from their homes for anti-social conduct will have their housing benefit "sanctioned" unless they undergo rehabilitation.
Ministers are to introduce legislation "as soon as is practicable", with the first pilot schemes up and running during 2008, he said.