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Fresh Paint Days is a Keep Oklahoma Beautiful project designed to encourage volunteers to seek out unsightly community structures and renovate them with the creative use of resources. Willing volunteers will make use of paint donated by H.I.S. Coatings  of Oklahoma City and a stipend for supplies provided by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma to transform that community blemish over a period of a few days with just the application of FRESH PAINT and a lot of elbow grease!

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful will select the projects from among applications submitted with digital “before” photos. All winning projects must be painted within the same 30-day span. Participants will then submit digital “after” photos showing the transformation. 


The winner of this year's Best Visual Impact Award will be selected by the public during KOB's "Communities Primed for Change" contest. This online contest will highlight Fresh Paint Days before & after photos by posting them to KOB's online contest page. The public will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite transformation. The finalists will be named prior to the annual awards banquet, but the winner won't be revealed until that exciting evening at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. 

 

2016 Fresh Paint Days Participants


•  29 Counties
•  38 Fresh Paint Days Participants
•  49 Approved Community Projects


  • Anadarko Chamber of Commerce
  • Apache Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
  • Asbury 2nd Saturday
  • Cheyenne High School BPA
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • City of Anadarko
  • City of Chickasha
  • City of Thomas
  • City of Wilburton
  • Collinsville Downtown, Inc.
  • Delaware Nation
  • El Reno Chamber of Commerce
  • Erick Ambulance Service
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma
  • Haileyville Pride
  • Historic Shawnee Alliance
  • Keep Boley Beautiful
  • Keep Marshall County Beautiful
  • Lake Crest Estates
  • Locust Grove Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Main Street Duncan
  • Maysville Community
  • Neighborhood Solutions
  • Okeene Historic Preservation Group
  • Pride in McAlester
  • Pryor Main Street
  • Pushmataha Chamber of Commerce
  • Taloga Senior Citizens
  • Team Up to Clean Up
  • Town of Avant
  • Town of Clayton
  • Town of Earlsboro Community Development
  • Town of Langley
  • Town of Stratford
  • Twin Cities Revitalization Project
  • Wagoner Switch District
  • Wilburton Main Street
  • Woodward Main Street

 

  


2016 Important Dates:

  • June 1 - Applications Available
  • July 31 - Applications Due
  • Week of August 8 - Participants Announced
  • Last Week of August - Paint Delivered
  • October 1 - ALL After Pictures Due
  • October 10-14 - Online Voting Takes Place
  • October 18 - Finalist for Best Visual Impact Award Announced
  • November 17 - Winner of Best Visual Impact Announced During KOB's Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration

Attention Applicants:

*Keep in mind when filling out your Fresh Paint Days application that the information included will be used when writing press releases about your project. *


Project Requirements

  • Must use only the paint provided
  • If project requires a primer - group must purchase with stipend
  • Exterior projects only (downtown buildings, residences, schools, community buildings, wood fences, walls)
  • Paint may not be used on metal structures.
     
  • For safety reasons, projects may not include heavy traffic areas, highways or street


Colors

  • Selected applicants will be provided exterior latex paint, supplied only in 5 gallon drums and must make certain that exterior latex paint is appropriate for use on your project....most metal surfaces require primer and oil-based paint for a good result.
  • To simplify the process for paint options our paint sponsor has selected paint colors close to the existing color provided in your project photos. 


Selected Projects Receive

  • Exterior latex paint
  • Stipend for supplies
  • Your paint delivered by KOB to locations convenient to all participants
     
  • News releases from KOB to your local and county media
  • Your project descriptions published to KOB website, Facebook
     

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