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3 Tips for Finding an HOA Paint Contractor
December 30, 2021 at 10:30 PM
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Interior and exterior paint can set your property apart. You can increase curb appeal and property value with expertly selected colors, high-quality paint that resists Florida humidity, and professional application. When you live in a community with a HomeOwners' Association, your options for color may be restricted. Whether certain exterior colors are allowed or specific colors prohibited, it’s essential to work with a paint contractor who understands HOAs. They’ll ensure you meet regulations while making your home’s exterior look great.

Consult your HOA early

One of the most frustrating aspects of repainting your exterior is to fall in love with a color and then discover that it doesn’t adhere to your HOA’s regulations. Rather than getting surprised and disappointed further along in the process, consider talking with your HOA before seeking a paint contractor to work on your home.

They can give you approved colors, so you can be confident that you won’t run afoul of your HOA when you choose a color.

Your association may also have a list of paint contractors they work with who have worked on your neighbor’s homes.

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Find a locally owned paint company

Local companies who have been in business for a while get to know the nearby communities and HOAs. Chances are, if you work with a paint company in the area, they have already done work for your neighbors and may even know your HOA. They’ll be familiar with the regulations for your community and may have approved colors on file.

A local paint company that makes its own proprietary paint formula takes into account the unique needs of your area. In South Florida, heat, sun, and humidity all take a toll on exterior coatings. Local paint companies like UCI Paints formulate exterior paint to withstand the harsh weather and wear from UV rays.

Suppose you choose a national paint brand for name recognition. In that case, you might end up with exterior paint that fades quickly or peels due to humidity.

Talk to your neighbors

When you live in an HOA, you’re part of a community that works together to uphold specific aesthetic standards. Those standards may apply to everything from landscaping to the color of your roof to the paint on your home’s exterior. A surefire way to choose an HOA-approved color is by browsing your neighbor’s homes.

Ask your neighbors who they worked with the last time they painted their home’s exterior. Follow up with detailed questions about their experience and how the paint holds up through the seasons and years.

There’s more to exterior paint than just the color. Every brand uses its own formula, but nationwide paint companies don’t consider the unique weather and climate of different states. Your neighbors can tell you if they’ve noticed their paint bubbling or peeling or if they’ve had to repaint more often than is standard.

UCI Paints works across South Florida as a paint contractor for HOAs, homeowners, and property managers.

UCI Paints is a hometown paint company using specially formulated paint designed to survive the heat and humidity of South Florida. Our exterior architectural coatings are resistant to mold, mildew, and algae growth, expected in moist environments. We work with homeowners, property managers, and HOAs to treat and paint their property so they’ll look incredible for years to come. We pair our proprietary paint and exterior coatings with expert service and techniques. Whatever the job, we quickly and professionally complete projects, including contractor referrals, paint inspectors, and written paint specifications.

As part of an HOA, you must balance finding affordable painters with professional results that will look good and last––even in South Florida’s intense humidity. Contact UCI Paints to find a paint contractor you can trust.