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What are exterior coatings for tropical climates?
February 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Image of a sub-tropical environment where people need to use exterior coatings for tropical climates.

In Florida, the tropical climate puts a lot of stress on a building's exterior, causing issues such as mildew, algae, and rapid paint deterioration. Painting your property’s exterior improves its appearance and is one of the best ways to protect it from humidity, precipitation, and UV damage.

In terms of preventative maintenance, choosing the right exterior coating can save you from costly and time-consuming re-painting and more significant damage from underlying and unseen issues––such as mold.

This blog compares and contrasts exterior coatings designed for sub-tropical climates versus traditional name-brand exterior paint.

The benefits of exterior coatings for tropical climates

Exterior coatings formulated and manufactured specifically for Florida’s climate are an investment in your property's longevity and beauty. Exterior coatings for tropical environments are better equipped to handle harsh elements such as:

  • Tropical sun
  • Heat
  • Humidity
  • Moisture
  • Mildew and algae

Your property will stay looking fresh and well-maintained for longer. Nationally sold paint brands have to perform the same way in the dry climate of the Southwest, the wet and freezing conditions of the Northeast, and the humidity of the South.

Being equally good in all of these climates means that paint doesn’t excel in any one situation. Buying specialized paint requires going direct to a local manufacturer. Still, it also means that the quality is unp