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Why buy from a local paint manufacturer?
November 22, 2022 at 5:00 AM
Image of a lifeguard hut painting bright orange and red because they used a local paint manufactuer.

Quality matters whether you’re buying a single gallon of paint or refinishing the exterior of a commercial office park. It comes down to the type of paint and the manufacturer. Your first instinct might be to go with a national manufacturer and a brand name you recognize. For reliable results, especially in Florida’s humid climate, entrust your property to a local paint manufacturer.

Here are a few reasons you get high-quality, long-lasting paint products and applications from a Florida paint company.

Avoid supply chain issues.

Global supply chains haven’t yet recovered from the disruption of COVID-19. Labor shortages and increasingly extreme weather events can cause shipments to be delayed for weeks, leaving paint contractors without clear timelines to finish projects.

Even DIY-ers painting their own homes may struggle to find the premium paint products they want in big box home improvement stores.

Local paint manufacturers, by comparison, formulate and sell their products from a single location. They can provide their full range of products for consumers and offer insight into when they restock and manufacture paint to order, so contractors always have enough for the entire job.

Save on retail and distribution costs.

Every time a product passes through a distribution chain or retail establishment, the cost increases. The price you pay at the store includes markups for everyone who shipped it and sold it to make a profit.

The paint that left the manufacturer costs a fraction of what you end up paying at the register.

When you shop locally, you eliminate the price impact of a product passing through multiple vendors. The product is manufactured where it’s sold, so the cost to the consumer is lower and more representative of the quality of the paint––not the complexity of the supply chain.

Get paint formulated for your climate.

Paints sold across the country or the globe have to be effective in various climates–cold, hot, humid, and dry. But being formulated to work everywhere often means they don’t work very well.

In humid, hot climates with high precipitation, even the highest quality paints don’t last as long as they might in more temperate areas of the country.

Paint manufacturers in Florida create products to withstand everything the state can throw at it, whether it’s unrelenting UV rays, high humidity, or hurricane season. Your money goes further when you shop locally because your paint will last longer than the brand name.

On-site inspections and project management

A local paint manufacturer like UCI Paints does more than selling the product. We back it with the nation’s only long-term warranty that covers both the product and the application. As a hometown company, we also offer contractor referrals and project management for our customers to ensure the proper application of the product.

Eliminate the stress of painting projects and get total peace of mind that your next revamp will have both quality and longevity.

UCI Paints is Fort Lauderdale’s local paint manufacturer, providing exterior coatings explicitly formulated for Florida.

Our company brings three generations of expertise in the paint manufacturing and application industries to our clients. Because we’ve specialized in exterior coatings and paint for Florida for over 50 years, our products deliver better results than the nationwide brand names. We continue to thrive as a local business because we back all our products and services with integrity. UCI Paints offers the only actual long-term paint warrant that includes both product and application failures.

Reach out to UCI Paints for an on-site consultation if you want to experience the difference between buying from a local paint manufacturer.