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Surface Painting with the Pros

Living in Naples, Florida comes with its incredible benefits: the great weather, scenic beaches, fun vacation spots and more. However, for our homes, the Florida experience requires a little more extra maintenance.

Surface Painting: A Protective Finish

Whether you’re sprucing up an old outdoor surface or wanting to protect it from natural corrosion of nature, FCI Painting has you covered. For protection, surface painting and finish offer incredible preventative steps against natural wear and tear. Common choices for outdoor protective coatings include decks, patios, walls, concrete, garage floors, and many others. We have offered a few tips, tricks, and guides here at FCI Painting, but protective surface coating is one thing we recommend you leave to the professionals. Professional finishes can also make your home safer. A finish by FCI Painting of your slippery tile around the pool area for example, will make the surface safer to walk on.

Surface Painting: Leave it to us.

A study done by Sherwin-Williams shows that over 80% of do-it-yourself protective surface painting jobs are done incorrectly for one simple reason: Incorrect preparation. Incorrect preparation will absolutely result in an unsuccessful surface painting job. The adhesive in the paint will not adhere to the surface you’re painting. Paint coming loose from a surface means that you’re going to have to start over from scratch, wasting valuable time, money, and just creating a harder surface to prep for another attempt at surface painting! If your surface paint doesn’t deteriorate from lack of adherence it is still possible that without a professional touch, the paint will dry improperly, peel, mold, hold water, and just overall have a detrimental effect on your home and surfaces.

At FCI Painting, we make sure the arduous task of surface preparation is done properly and professionally, giving you the optimal protection, finish, and professional craftsmanship our customers have come to expect of us.

Surface Painting: Creative Finishes

Not all surface coatings and paintings have to be purely utilitarian. Here at FCI Painting, we have an incredibly talented team of well-versed people creating masterpieces on all types of surfaces. We offer a few gorgeous options to refinish your surfaces such as repainting concrete to appear as tile, brick, wood, or even flagstone. Our team can do it all. You’re not limited to concrete however, we can apply a decorative and protective coating to any surface anywhere. An extra layer of coating or paint in your home can drastically alter the appearance and feel of the home, whether you want the look of a brick facade, tile floors, or even the appearance of wood floors! Our professional team has mastered the art of creative surface painting. From the preparation of the surface to the incredible end result, FCI Painting remains Naples, Florida’s most customer-centric painting and contracting service. Do you have a job in need of a team of professionals? Let us take care of it; don’t hesitate to give us a call (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