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Tips for finding the best exterior paint for South Florida homes
July 25, 2022 at 7:00 AM
Tips for finding the best exterior paint for South Florida homes

Adding a fresh coat of paint to the exterior of your home is a great way to spruce up the place. However, the weather in the Sunshine State can be harsh, which doesn’t leave you with many options. It’s important that you choose a paint that’s dirt resistant, fade resistant, mildew resistant, and offers climate protection, so you’re not rolling on a new coat of paint year after year.

At UCI Paints, we offer a variety of interior and exterior painting services for condominiums, property managers, and homeowners associations throughout Fort Lauderdale and South Florida. Our products are guaranteed under warranty to withstand the harsh effects of our climate’s tropical sun, heat, humidity, moisture, mildew, and algae.

Here are some tips for finding the best exterior paint for South Florida homes.

1. Identify your home’s style and aesthetic

While the South Florida climate is essential to keep in mind, your home’s aesthetic also provides some guidance when choosing exterior paint colors. Bright-colored pastels may not be the best fit for your ranch-style home, while bold hues may feel out of place on a Victorian home.

In addition to your home, your neighborhood might also provide some help concerning possible paint colors. What colors are your neighbors painting their houses? Are you limited by paint colors because you live in a historic home or HOA? Answering these questions upfront can be a good starting point.

2. Find house color inspiration

As you’re narrowing down all the possibilities for paint colors, drive around neighborhoods and search online for inspiration to find exterior color palettes you like or homes that look like yours. If you see a color clash or something that seems out of place, you know what to avoid.

3. Don’t get caught up in the latest trends

From clothing and shoes to sofas and home colors, we all fall subject to the same passing trends. You should not paint your home a popular color just for that reason. It should be a color that you will want for years to come. Otherwise, you’ll be painting your house every time there’s a new exterior paint trend.

4. Use your own home as guidance

Your home likely has some hues you can use as guidance, whether that’s a brick or stone foundation, window trims, or your roof. All of these can serve as a basis for you to build on. Additionally, you can use your home’s size as a way to make your decision. Residences that are small and painted bright colors may not look grounded, while larger homes with dark hues can look ominous and unapproachable.

Another factor worth considering is your landscape. Landscapes can inspire colors like sea foam green, pastels, or soft neutrals. Combining all these factors will help you choose the perfect color for your South Florida home.

5. Test the paint

If you’ve narrowed down your choices to a few colors, make sure to test them out on your home before purchasing the paint. Looking at them during different parts of the day will help you see if the color works with your house.

Contact us for all of your painting needs!

UCI Paints has over 50 years of experience in South Florida. We provide a variety of high-quality, enamel-based paints to choose from and a 100% workmanship warranty to back our work. We also offer a color design consultation and custom paint formulation to help you start your painting journey.

Speak with one of our highly trained representatives today at 954-581-6060, or reach us through our contact form to get in touch about your next painting project. You can also email us at for any painting and order inquiries.