We don’t have to tell you just how beautiful San Diego is. Sun-kissed beaches, gentle sea breeze, gorgeous weather year round… It’s why we live here, right?
Unfortunately, however, the coastal environment can be incredibly hard on your home’s exterior paint. This calls for a more specialized, strategic approach to caring for your property.
So, what can you do? Awareness is the first step, along with the realization that routine care and maintenance is essential, not elective. Ongoing care helps to prevent major issues, keeps your home looking its best, plus offers the vital surface protection your property needs.
Focusing on that awareness we mentioned, here are the top 3 culprits to keep in mind.
Salt Air — Refreshing? Yes, for you. But not so much for your home. That fine mist of saltwater that hangs over us on a daily basis is extremely corrosive, and your wood siding is soaking up the salt and metals like a sponge.
Moisture and Humidity — Having painted numerous homes in the area, we know the damage trapped moisture can cause. Moisture getting caught between paint and the surface can lead to peeling, bubbling, or even cracking. And let’s not forget about mold, mildew, and algae, which thrive in these conditions, leading to discoloration and damage.
Coastal Sunlight - San Diego’s trademark sunshine is a force to be reckoned with. Its UV rays can be quite intense, breaking down the pigments in paint, causing it to fade faster. We’ve seen many vibrant exterior colors lose their luster, looking washed out far before their time. It’s also important to remember that dark paint colors can be even more susceptible since they soak up and retain that sunlight and heat.
Our first takeaway is to invest in routine maintenance, as we touched on above. Don’t wait until paint failure before calling your house painter… Annual inspections are helpful, allowing us to catch small issues before they grow, or make a localized touch-up or repair before it spreads.
We also recommend power washing your home at least once per year. It doesn’t take long, but it provides relief for your surfaces from all that corrosive salt buildup.
Our last tip is to work with a reputable San Diego painter. For the best value, you need a paint job built on careful surface preparation, high-quality products, and a proven process. In other words, don’t trust your home to just anyone, or be sucked in by an alluringly low estimate. You’ll pay a lot more in the long run.
Contact us at Chism Brothers Painting. It would be our pleasure to chat with you in detail about your home, needs, and goals.
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