I painted the roof and the back hanger parts with Folkart Outdoor paint in the: 1628 Thicket color. I did the rest of the house in Folkart Outdoor paint in the: 1625 Fresh Foliage color. So now the paint has to “cure” for 48 hours, and then it will be ready to hang on the tree. Hopefully, the birds will like it. I really wanted to decorate the house more, but all the articles I read on maintaining bluebird houses said that the more simple, more plain, the house looks the better. I used sponge brushes on the roof because I wanted the base coat to show through some to give a bit of aged look to it. So it is what it is.