Why does every barn need paint? You see gorgeous barns that are over hundred years old, yet they look so fresh and beautiful; preserved through the ages. They are groomed, well maintained, and painted. As you tour the same country side, you see barns that are again a hundred years old, but they are run down, some have caved and fallen down. They are in ruins. A barn that once was so beautiful and functional is now just a pile of reclaimed lumber.