RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • INTERIOR • EXTERIOR • FAUX FINISHING in Southwest Florida.
Serving Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Cape Coral, FL.
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Sanibel and Captiva Island, Florida has everything one could wish for...these are some of the reasons we at Ron's Painting love to paint on the Islands. No, we don’t vacation during the work day, but it sure is nice driving back and forth across the causeway everyday looking at the crystal blue water and watching the Dolphins scurry ahead of the boats.
Being surrounded by salt water there are many issues we face when painting the exterior of island homes. Do you have oxidation issues on metal surfaces that are exposed to the salt air? Aluminum hand rails, light fixtures, outdoor ceiling fans, and even pool cages. When the metal begins to oxidize and the paint on these surfaces starts to become loose and peel off. Nails and screws that are used on decks, boat docks, wood siding, handrails, even the metal in the stucco banding on your island home over time will become rusty. Sun and salt water exposure to all of these surfaces is extremely harsh.
Even when painting the interior of homes the salt air and humidity will affect the interior of your home. If you are like many people who move to the islands, and if you live on the water, I’ll bet you love to leave your windows open and enjoy that nice gulf breeze. Does this sound familiar? Over time this will cause mold and mildew to grow on your interior ceilings, walls and trim. Even gets into your furnishings. Many times before we begin interior painting we have to wash down all surfaces that are to be painted with a light solution of bleach and water to remove the mildew before we can paint these surfaces. Just like painting on the exterior of a home, if you do not remove the mold and mildew it will continue to grow. Yes, even under paint, and over time it will peel off.
You'll want to be sure you hire a licensed painitng contractor who understands the dynamics of exterior and interior residential painting on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, FL.
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Contact Ron's Painting today for a quotation on your next project or call (239) 275-0425.
Posted on Wed, January 16, 2013
by Ed Moore filed under