SullivanPaintingOffersCoastalPaintingInFlorida Paintingcoastalpropertiestakesexperienceandskill Properties on the coast of Florida face a beating from the elements, including high hu- midity, strong winds, salt content, and UV rays from the sun. Painting coastal properties in Flor- ida takes considerably more work than those properties based inland. Fading paint is caused by the suns damaging UV rays breaking down the chemicals in the paint. Bubbling, blistering and “popping” is caused by the extreme heat from the sun and the white powder you see on coastal properties? That is paint chemicals rising to the surface due to dehydration. Therefore, it is SO important to choose a high-quality paint that will extend the lifespan of your coastal properties paint job. Un-resistant metals such as railings etc. should be painted also – to pro- tect the metal from moisture. properties is paramount to increasing the lifespan of the paint. Removing the salt and mildew from the surface is a time consuming but necessary step when painting Florida beachfront homes. Power-washing only is often not enough. Sullivan uses a special mixture to remove signs of mildew, TSP/household bleach and water, which works wonders. Coating the surface as soon as possible after drying with an oil-based primer, and then painting using an acrylic/ latex paint for longevity. Sanding between coats really helps with aesthetics and durability too. Years ago, many contractors swore by oil-based paints, but overtime have come to realize that acrylic latex paints not only look better but have a longer life too. We can recommend a variety of steps, all of which increase the life of your paint job of your Florida home. Sealing end grain with a marine-grade epoxy keeps wood from soaking up water too. Choosing the best paint for the project is only half the battle. Preparation on coastal Call us on 855‐724‐6805 to discuss coastal painting in Florida!