Stucco is a great choice for your home's exterior for many reasons. It creates a hard, durable and weather-resistant surface protecting your home. Extremely versatile, stucco can feature smooth, raked, and even circular patterns adding designer-inspired beauty to your home. And finally, it contains three inexpensive materials-lime, sand, and cement-making it a quality and affordable product.
No matter how great stucco is, all homes need a fresh painting every so often. Follow this professional ProTect Painters guide to painting stucco and see what a fresh paint job can do for your home:
- Make sure to thoroughly clean the exterior of your home. Use a power washer with a concentrated cleaner to remove mildew, dirt, and efflorescence (tiny deposits of white crystals).
- After the surface is washed, repair any damages using a siliconized caulk to fill any cracks and small holes.
- Improve results by applying an acrylic primer before painting. Acrylic primer secures the weather-resistant properties and enhances the painting surface, making your choice of color "pop".
- Now you're ready to paint. Start painting around the perimeter of the house - around windows, trim and doors. Use a brush to work the paint into the texture of the stucco, then use a roller for bigger sections. Wait for the paint to dry, apply a second coat and enjoy your newly painted home.
Find your local ProTect Painters to learn more about the best painting techniques and schedule a time to receive an estimate on your latest painting project.