How Your Home’s Exterior Paint Can Be Affected By The Pacific Ocean

One of the advantages of living in the San Francisco Bay Area is the Pacific ocean and everything it has to offer us. People from all over the world visit San Francisco to experience Fisherman’s Wharf and marvel at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco area residents feel blessed to be living in what is perhaps one of the most beautiful cities in the world. However, living here is not without its costs. If your home or business is near the ocean, you know that the exterior needs more maintenance than inland residential or commercial properties. Fortunately, Armstrong Painting has been helping Bay Area residents keep their home and business exteriors looking like new for 55 years. We’ve performed coating and painting services for more than 30,000 homes, protecting them from the weather, high humidity, the salty sea air, and sand.

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High Humidity

As you might expect moisture in the atmosphere is much higher in coastal areas and naturally, the higher humidity translates into higher moisture levels. As with the interior of your home, if you have high moisture levels, it can lead to mold issues. Mold infestation on exterior walls can destroy your exterior paint. One of the best ways to prevent mold damage is to power wash the outside of your home on a regular basis (i.e. every few months) and repaint it when you start to notice paint issues. If you put off repainting your exterior, you risk damaging your home’s exterior substrate (wooden siding or stucco).

Salty Air

Salty seawater doesn’t have to come in contact with your home or business to affect its exterior paint job. In coastal areas, salt is found in the atmospheric moisture. Unless your exterior paint is well-protected, salty moisture can damage your paint by causing peeling, chipping and fading. Armstrong WeatherGuard System (AWS) offers your home the ultimate in protection – along with one of the most comprehensive warranties available. Instead of using standard paints, Armstrong uses our exclusive AWS Specified Formulation on residential commercial exterior painting projects. Coupled with our thorough preparation, Titanium-Acrylic paints and our unmatched attention to detail, we provide your home or business with unparalleled protection.


The exterior paint job of buildings close to the beaches can also be affected by sand that is carried in the atmosphere by wind. Sand that is blown against the surface of exterior paint can scratch and damage it, therefore in order to protect it, you need to use high-quality products. Once again, Armstrong painting has you covered with our exclusive AWS Specified Formulation.

When it’s time to repaint the exterior of your home or commercial property, contact the San Francisco Bay Area’s most experienced painting contractor. Our decades of experience and unwavering commitment to quality work have earned us a reputation for quality coating and painting. When you hire Armstrong Painting, you can be sure that your home will receive the ultimate in protection – along with one of the most comprehensive warranties available.

Put our 55 years of knowledge and experience to work for you! Call us or contact us online to request your Free Estimate.

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