Advantages of stucco homes
Durability. Stucco is resistant to fire, rot, mold, impact, and termite infestation. The finish on stucco homes can last up to 100 years.
Sustainability. The ingredients for stucco finishes come from local, sustainable sources.
Sound resistance. Stucco siding buffers sound coming from outside your home. This is a major advantage if you live near a busy street, airport or railroad.
Color retention. The long-lasting pigment blended into stucco finishes eliminates the need to repaint your house every few years. That benefit alone makes it worth the investment.
Texture. Stuccos finishes are made up of different textures to give your home a unique, seamless look.
How to paint a stucco wall
”How do you paint a stucco wall?” is a trick question. The best answer is: “You don’t.”
New stucco installations are not painted. Instead pigment and colorful aggregate get mixed into the finish coat. The color will continue to look great for years, while still allowing the stucco to breathe.
If the hue needs to change, apply a thin “fog coat” of Portland cement, water, and pigment.
Once painted, you’ve got a problem on your hands. You will not be able to reapply stucco over the paint, or even make minor repairs unless you remove the paint.
Removing paint from stucco
To remove paint from stucco, you must sandblast it off. Then a new coat of stucco gets added to the surface.
Maintenance of stucco finishes
Stucco will need some maintenance to keep it in good shape. This is quite simple and is easily tackled as a DIY project. Follow these steps:
- Inspect stucco finish.
- Fill any holes or cracks quickly, so they don’t worsen. Use masonry-compatible caulking.
- Although you may clean stucco homes with a garden hose, avoid pressure washing. The strong spray can damage the surface.
Cracked Brick and Stucco Repair from CDP Stucco
CDP Stucco has repaired cracked stucco for homeowners throughout Florida. If you are unsure if the cracks indicate foundation failure, a representative from CDP Stucco can provide an inspection to give you back peace of mind.
Contact us today for an inspection of your cracked stucco repair! If you are interested in Stucco Installation or Stucco Repair, call the experts at CDP Stucco now at 850-259-2283