Oct 192018
 

If your stucco foundation wall or stucco retaining wall needs a fresh coat of paint, the SMVE Architecture Committee can help.

No, the committee can’t show up on a Saturday morning and repaint your wall for you (or trick your friends into repainting it, the way Tom Sawyer tricked his friends into repainting Aunt Polly’s fence).

But the committee can help you identify the colors approved and accepted for use on stucco foundation walls and stucco retaining walls. And the help won’t cost you a cent.

Primary Approved Color


Dunn-Edwards Cliff Brown DEC 711, exterior flat finish. This is SMVE’s primary approved color for stucco foundation walls and stucco retaining walls.

Cliff Brown foundation walls and retaining walls will bring your home into compliance with SMVE’s current standards and look great near a garage door or stucco house wall that is also painted Cliff Brown.

Note: Cliff Brown is the SMVE-approved color for garage doors and stucco house walls, as well as the primary approved color for stucco foundation walls and stucco retaining walls.

Other Approved Colors

SMVE has also approved certain other paint colors for stucco foundation walls and stucco retaining walls. Depending on the color of a nearby slump block wall, you might decide that one of the following SMVE-approved colors will better suit your stucco foundation wall or stucco retaining wall:


SMVE Wall Color 13-930-11. This is a custom color developed for SMVE by Dunn-Edwards Paint Company. This color is ideal for use near slump block walls of a similar color.


Tawny Copper DE 7825D. This is a standard Dunn-Edwards Paint color. This color is ideal for use near slump block walls of a similar color.

Note: SMVE Wall Color and Tawny Copper are only approved for use on stucco foundation walls and stucco retaining walls. These colors are not approved for use on garage doors or stucco house walls.

Historical Colors Still Accepted in Special Situations


Cinnamon Stick DE 5151. This is a Dunn-Edwards color that is no longer approved for general use but is accepted for use on foundation and retaining walls already painted this color. Before using this color, consider one of the current SMVE-approved colors shown above.


Rose Dusk DE 5150. This is a Dunn-Edwards color that is no longer approved for general use but is accepted for use on foundation and retaining walls already painted this color. Before using this color, consider one of the current SMVE-approved colors shown above.

Color Samples Available

What color is your foundation wall or retaining wall now, and what color will show it off to best advantage? To help you answer that question, the Architecture Committee maintains a set of 12-inch x 12-inch plywood color samples that can be borrowed for two days at a time.


SMVE’s Exterior Finishes for Stucco Foundation Walls and Stucco Retaining Walls:
Cliff Brown DEC 711* (Primary approved color)
SMVE Wall Color 13-930-11* (Approved color)
Tawny Copper DE 7825D* (Approved color)
Cinnamon Stick DE 5151* (Accepted color for foundation and retaining walls already painted this color)
Rose Dusk DE 5150* (Accepted color for foundation and retaining walls already painted this color)

The color specification is listed on the back of each color sample, so all you have to do is find the sample that best matches the existing color of your stucco foundation wall or stucco retaining wall, or the color of a nearby slump block wall. Then turn over the sample to find the Dunn-Edwards specification for that color.


To borrow the color samples for up to two days, contact the SMVE Architecture Chair.

✉ Contact SMVE Architecture Chair

For more information about SMVE-approved paint colors and finishes for all exterior surfaces, visit the following webpage:
http://smve.org/approved-paint-colors/

* All approved paint colors are Dunn-Edwards Colors (DEC) unless otherwise specified. Dunn-Edwards is one of the nation’s largest manufacturers and distributors of architectural, industrial, and high-performance paints and coatings. The company’s paints are available in SPARTASHIELD and EVERSHIELD quality levels. SPARTASHIELD® is a line of premium, ultra-low VOC, 100% acrylic exterior paints that provide exceptional hide, durability and versatility. EVERSHIELD® is a line of ultra-premium exterior, ultra-low VOC, 100% acrylic paint that provides maximum protection against UV color fade, mildew, efflorescence, water intrusion, and film failure (grain-cracking, peeling, blistering). Decide which quality level you’re willing to pay for, and don’t accept anything less!

IMPORTANT: Homeowners in Sunrise Mountain View Estates qualify for up to 37% off full retail price on 1 gallon or more of Dunn-Edwards branded paint. To receive the discount, identify yourself as an SMVE homeowner and specify Account #6065192.

Dunn-Edwards, 4320 E. Speedway (520-327-6011) / 7525 E. Broadway (520-296-3875)