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Protect Your Naples, Florida-Area Home from Weather and Insect Damage with Paint!

Esthetic concerns typically spur most Naples, Florida-area homeowners into painting the exteriors of their homes. Unless exterior paint starts to chip, peel, fade, or otherwise starts showing its age, area homeowners typically don’t give their paint much thought. However, an exterior paint’s ability to beautify your home is just its most obvious purpose. Perhaps more importantly, exterior paint provides a strong layer of protection that helps prevent weather and insect damage and protect your home.

The expert painters at Naples-based FCI Painting know all about weather- and insect-related damage that can be caused when exterior paints deteriorate or are otherwise improperly applied. When assessing exterior paintwork, we sometimes have to inform our Naples-area clients that they will need to conduct repairs to wood or other underlying surfaces before we can paint. More often than not, the damage was caused by weather- or insect-related intrusion through degraded paint surfaces. Read on to learn more about how a professional exterior paint job can protect your Naples-area home.

Florida Has an Abundance of Humidity

With a subtropical climate with plenty of rain, Florida is an exceptionally humid state. That moisture can damage wood that does not have protection by high-quality exterior paint. Wood that absorbs moisture will begin to rot and break down. This is why people first began to coat exterior wooden buildings with paint, stains, and other sealants. Today’s exterior paints contain weather protection components that prevent moisture intrusion into the wood and help sluice off rainwater and other water sources. When your exterior shows signs of chipping, peeling, or other degradation, that protective barrier has been compromised. Moisture is likely getting into the wood and starting the wood-rot process.

With Moisture Comes Mold and Mildew

In addition to causing wood rot, moisture that gets into your home’s wood and other materials usually spurs the growth of mold and mildew. This causes further damage. It also represents a health concern as some molds are hazardous, in particular to those with asthma or allergies. Once mold and mildew get a foothold, it’s difficult to remove and prone to grow and expand within the home. Especially when aided by continuing moisture intrusion.

The easiest way to protect your home from mold and mildew is to ensure the exterior surfaces haved a finish of quality paint. You should always touch up any exterior surfaces that have been exposed due to chipping, peeling, or damage. Consider a new exterior paint job should the paint show excessive deterioration. In general, exterior wood surfaces should be painted at least every seven years. Due to Florida’s humidity, professionals recommend a new paint job every three to five years.

A Professional Exterior Paint Job Will Help Ward Off Insects

Termites and other insects can cause significant damage to your home if they gain entry. Exterior paint helps prevent insects from accessing the underlying surfaces. A professional painter will seal any cracks, gaps, or open spaces around windows and doors where insects might gain access. Much like paint, caulking deteriorates over time, and the best time to reapply caulking is when you paint.

Consult with the Naples, FL Painting Experts at FCI Painting to Protect Your Home

If you want to ensure the best protection for your home in conjunction with a beautiful exterior paint job, consult with the professionals at FCI Painting. FCI Painting has more than 25 years of professional experience painting exteriors in the Naples, Florida, area. For all your painting and related property maintenance needs, contact FCI Painting online or call us at (239) 435-1001.

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6 Stars

The entire process from start to finish was professional. They did a great job and left everything clean. Ryan wouldn’t leave until everything was perfect. The entire team was so responsive. I would recommend FCI to anyone. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

Bruce G

Reasonably Priced & Very Detailed

We have a three unit, two story condo building that needed an exterior painting job we awarded to FCI Painting. Their proposal was reasonably priced and very detailed. Richard Foden’s came to estimate the job and took the time to explain the process, answer questions and provide recommendations (that help us in our process). We received four proposals and FCI’s stood out making our decision straight forward. FCI crew was professional and the foreman ‘Eduardo’ exceptional. On a daily basis’s he communicated what to expect, what they would be achieving and the crews next steps. Crew was courteous and cleaned up the grounds every evening. We highly recommend FCI Painting company. Thanks

Leo G

Incredible Service

I honestly cannot recommend this company enough. I was attempting to find painters in Naples while I was still in Canada. Richard and his team were so helpful in the process, going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. They were thorough, professional, and one of the best prices I found in the area. Incredible service.

Jeremy S

Definitely Use Them Again

Richard and his team were great to work with. They were polite, cleaned up and did an awesome job! I have already recommended them to people and would definitely use them again.

Helen R

Ahead of schedule

Very professional, prompt… even ahead of schedule. I will always use them from now on.

Brittany K

Can’t Recommend FCI Painting enough

I can’t recommend FCI Painting enough! Owner Richard Foden runs one of the finest painting companies I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. When my business moved into our new office, we started researching painters in Naples, FL and FCI came highly recommended. The commercial painters that Richard works with are prompt, thorough and professional. After working with them in a business setting, I’ll be certain to give Richard a call next time I’m in need of house painters as well.

Martin V

Professional & Friendly

Had my condo painted by FCI Painting and they did an outstanding job! They were professional and friendly.

Eileen F

Competitive & Fair

FCI Painting did an outstanding job for us and we are more than pleased with the results. We found the pricing to be competitive and fair. Our painter, Chris, was an expert craftsman, patched several areas of drywall that needed attention and helped us work through a problem we had with one of the colors we chose. We would definitely recommend FCI painting for anyone looking for a quality job at a fair price.

Donna C

Way Above Expectation

Big thanks to FCI, I had them paint my house inside and out and they did a fantastic job, way above my expectations, there employees were punctual and polite, and the work was completed 2 days before the scheduled completion date. Would not hesitate to recommend A++++++++++

Neil S

Highly Suggest Their Work

FCI Painting did a fantastic job on my driveway. They were swift, neat, and very sharp eye on quality. I would highly suggest there work and I would call them again.

Tom D

Pleasure to Deal With

FCI did a great job painting our home! Job was done on time & on budget, no surprises! Rich was a pleasure to deal with & was very prompt when responding to a question or request. Chris, our painter, was on-time each day, always prepared, cleaned up every afternoon, worked at a good pace & super friendly. Would definitely use them again & recommend them highly!

Christine C

Always an Outstanding Job

My family has used FCI in our homes and businesses. They have always done an outstanding job, neat and clean and Richard is wonderful accommodating owner to work with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Valerie G

Great Company, Great Results

Great Company, Great Results! We use FCI whenever we can!


Easy to Deal With

Pleasant and easy to deal with. Did exactly what they said they would, when they said they would do it. Would highly recommend.

Christopher G

Beautiful Work

Beautiful work and very friendly respectful employees. Couldn’t be happier.

Tiffany K