Paint and Stain

To find out the original color scheme of your house and that of your neighbors’, download the House Paint and Stain Colors, or contact the ARC Committee Chairperson at Samples of the siding colors, and print copies of the color schemes are available to borrow.

If you decide to change any exterior color, please submit an application to the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). This is both to maintain the original character of the neighborhood and to preserve the builder’s original color scheme in which no house is to be the same color as the adjoining houses.

Here are the approved colors:  MCS HardiPlank Approved Colors

Colors for siding, trim, shutters, etc.  Click here:  MCS Stains and Paints

The ARC typically meets monthly on the second Monday, but this may vary. No meeting takes place in months when no applications have been received.

Duron Paint (Sherman Williams – 2115 Berkmar Drive – just behind the Starbucks off of route 29 North) gives Mill Creek South homeowners and their contractors a discount on stains and paints. Be sure to tell the Duron staff that you live in Mill Creek South so they will look up the correct color formulas in their files. Be sure to ask for your discount – it may not be given automatically. Be aware that some of the color names may have changed, and that stain and paint names may not be the same. Duron products are high quality and are widely used by builders and painting contractors. You are, of course, free to use another paint company, but be sure to give them the Duron stain/paint color name.


  • Use solid stain on siding.
  • Use exterior enamel on trim and doors.
  • On many houses, the siding color was also used for window and door trim.
  • White trim is permitted only where the original windows installed by the builder have white sashes and divided lites (i.e., appear to have multiple small panes).
  • Mailboxes are to be painted Duron’s Shore Beige, regardless of the color of your house.

Please email Teresa Olson  for free mailbox paint and primer.

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