Guideline No. 33 – Painting, Staining

An Exterior Alteration Application must be submitted for any repainting or staining which will result in a color change, or any request for staining of a fence or deck.

Exterior Alteration Application Requirements

The application must include:

  • Diagrammed plot plan. Note: Applications without a diagrammed plot plan will not be accepted.
  • Sample or detailed description of the proposed new siding.
  • Samples of all colors selected.

The application will most likely be approved if your application meets the following criteria:

  1. The number of colors used is limited to one for siding, one for trim, and a compatible accent door color.
  2. The garage door color matches either the siding or trim.
  3. The proposed changes complement the roof color.
  4. Medium to dark earth tone colors (browns, grays, tans) are used where applicable.
  5. Bright or pastel colors are not used.
  6. “Flat” finish paint or stain is used.
  7. Semi-gloss paint is used only on front doors.
  8. Trim is close to, but not lighter than, house siding color.
  9. The color of the foundation paint matches or blends with the color of the siding.

NOTE: A change in the color of one’s residence, which includes any variations in shade, lighter or darker, from the original builder-approved and applied color as well as the addition of stone or masonry trim, is an alteration which can have a dramatic impact on the neighborhood. The RHAC will take this into consideration when approving a color change.