You can have confidence in the performance of every product in the new Storm System® line. It’s just the latest in a long legacy of innovations from California Paints, a company founded in 1926 that’s earned a reputation as an industry leader in the development of finishes famous for their ability to withstand extreme conditions.

When should you use a clear finish versus a semi-transparent or a solid color? How long can you expect each to last? What are the differences in moisture and sun protection? Confused? You’re not alone. The world of exterior finishes has gotten very cloudy over the years. But things are about to become a whole lot clearer. 

Using familiar weather color-coding and phrases, the Storm System is organized in five categories based on the level of opacity, degree of UV protection and typical longevity of each finish. It really couldn’t be any more clear.