Paint-a-thon

Our 29th annual Paint-a-thon was Saturday, Aug 5, 2017!

A tradition since 1989.... each year, volunteer teams (from professional painting companies, businesses, service organizations and other groups) join forces to paint the exterior of Dane county homes at no charge to the homeowners.

Over the past 29 years, thousands of volunteers have worked together to paint more than 500 houses of low-to-moderate income residents in Dane County. Paint-a-thon recipients are area seniors, veterans, people with disabilities or health issues, and single-parent families who live in Dane County and own their homes.

Click here for photos (courtesy Blazel Photography) from Paint-a-thon 28!


Check out this video from Jackson Jones (of Q106) about Paint-a-thon 2016!


2017 Paint-a-thon sponsors and donors

PROGRAM SPONSORS

HOUSE SPONSORS

MATERIALS SPONSORS

PAINT DONOR

MEDIA PARTNER

PRO PAINTER CREW LEADERS


How Paint-a-thon Works

Depp with volunteers

Homeowner and volunteers from Filene.

Each Paint-a-thon house will have an experienced Team Leader overseeing community and skilled volunteers.

If the weather is in question for Paint-a-thon, the Team Leader will determine if their project will proceed as planned. Even if some projects cannot go forward, most often, all the projects do not have to be postponed due to weather.

Some of the houses that are selected for the program have received citations from their municipalities due to paint complaints. Local building inspectors determine if the complaints are warranted. Homeowners then receive fines and may have to go to court, but these can be avoided with a commitment from the Paint-a-thon program. These houses typically take more time to prep and paint.