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Subject: Painted Driveways
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MaritzaP
(Florida)

Posts:3


11/06/2017 3:52 PM  
I am a Board member in a Florida HOA. I need opinions, facts, etc. on painted driveways and stamped cement.
SheliaH
(Indiana)

Posts:1986


11/06/2017 4:02 PM  
That's probably too broad - how many driveways, what colors might you be interested in - or is all this related to what specific homeowners want to do? You and your board need to do some research on the subject, perhaps by talking to different contractors, polling your homeowners to see what they'd be interested in, visiting communities with painted driveways and discussing how long the job took and maintenance, etc.

Once you get some knowledge, you can formulate specific questions and then bring them to this site. Have fun!
JohnC46
(South Carolina)

Posts:7010


11/06/2017 4:36 PM  
I think the question is more do you allow such? We would not but I know plenty of HOA's that do. There are a myriad of such so near impossible to define what is allowed. Best the requests be handled one at a time. Me, I want a giant pair of bxxxs stamped in my concrete driveway.
MelissaP1
(Alabama)

Posts:6788


11/06/2017 5:22 PM  
That is yet another thing to manage and approve. Considering maintenance can be an issue with painting. At what point does one need to repaint? Plus I would be concerned about the mismatch of it all. Unless the HOA says "All driveways will be stamped/painted" then your going to have a piece match issue.

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TimB4
(Virginia)

Posts:14860


11/06/2017 7:03 PM  
I understand the desire to paint concrete. I don't agree with it but I see the benefits (covers stains, seals the concrete, etc.). If an Association can come up with specific colors and brands of paint (to make sure the shade of the color matches) I don't see an issue.

Someone asked about when should it be painted. Same as a home, when it shows wear.


Regarding stamping concrete (which also includes coloring) I think this can add a lot of character to a home if done right. The problem becomes the fact that what is considered right is a judgement call.


All of this, in my opinion, boils down to what color scheme does the community desire.

My suggestion, deny the request initially but take the issue to the membership to see if they want this within the development. i.e. Take a poll.
LetA
(Nevada)

Posts:307


11/06/2017 7:26 PM  
Painted and stamped driveways.

Since allot of those homes in Florida worship the color salmon pink, I would get the BOD together with the ARC committee and set some guidelines
and color palets to keep things uniform.
I have not heard of concrete stamping, but a popular add on to driveways is a company out of Cleveland, Ohio called Nature Stone.
They can custom finish any driveway with epoxy resin stone that would make any hovel on Scoval avenue look like a mansion on 5th avenue.
GenoS
(Florida)

Posts:1631


11/07/2017 8:03 PM  
Nothing screams "trailer park" like painted driveways.
KerryL1
(California)

Posts:4381


11/08/2017 11:17 AM  
About 12 years ago in a Santa Cruz CA non-HOA, we had a stamped driveway installed. It's a lot more attractive than the plain cement driveways that the other homes on our street have, and it's held up very well.

These can be done in many color choices, so your HOA Board of ARC, Maritza, would want to choose very carefully and, I'd say, only allow a two-color pallet max.

I know nothing about paint driveways, but they sound unattractive.
LetA
(Nevada)

Posts:307


11/08/2017 7:55 PM  
Posted By KerryL1 on 11/08/2017 11:17 AM
About 12 years ago in a Santa Cruz CA non-HOA, we had a stamped driveway installed. It's a lot more attractive than the plain cement driveways that the other homes on our street have, and it's held up very well.

These can be done in many color choices, so your HOA Board of ARC, Maritza, would want to choose very carefully and, I'd say, only allow a two-color pallet max.

I know nothing about paint driveways, but they sound unattractive.





By a "stamped" driveway, do you mean pavers?
TimB4
(Virginia)

Posts:14860


11/08/2017 8:33 PM  
From a contractors site:

Stamped concrete is essentially concrete which has been poured over a level surface and, while still wet, stamped to mimic a brick pattern or other design. Oftentimes, primary colors followed by an accent color are added to the concrete mixture which is then stamped with a polyurethane stamp.

Here is a different contractors site for more info.

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