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Stucco Painting Process
If your house exterior is made out of stucco, it is essential to refresh the look and maintain it if you want to get the most out of your home’s exterior. If you are like most homeowners, your home must be one of your biggest investments. It, therefore, makes sense to do everything that you can to make sure that your investment is protected.
To guarantee that you get the best return on your investment, it is important to perform regular home maintenance so that the structural integrity of your home can be maintained and to ensure that everything is working as it should.
Stucco refers to a combination made up of cement and powdered cement and it is the most common exterior covering in most parts of the country. Stucco is typically blended with sand and water until it achieves a mortar-like or cement-like consistency and quality before it is applied over the surface using metal wire or lath.
Stucco is useful because it provides a flexible waterproof surface that not only helps your home’s exterior appear amazing, but it also protects your home. To update your old stucco siding, all you have to do is take part in a stucco panting process.
The stucco painting process
Pick paint colour and product
The exterior paint colour and product that you select should be darker than the interior colours so that you can hide the appearance of stains a lot more easily. Be sure to invest in high-quality stucco paint as inexpensive and cheap paint tends to fade faster compared to high-quality paint. You can pick between latex and acrylic paint; acrylic paint offers better dirt resistance and colour retention but it is often more expensive than latex stucco paint.
Prepare the stucco
You should prepare the surface to make sure that any stucco that is applied can adhere to the surface. Cracks and holes should be patched up with the help of elastomeric patching while any larger holes will need to be covered up by a professional using a cement based patch.
Apply the stucco paint
Once the surface is fully prepared, try not to start painting until you check that the temperature and the weather are optimal. It should not be warmer than 50 degrees; otherwise, the paint may not adhere to the surface. You should also check to make certain that it is not too windy because wind could impact the spray application. You may also need to arm yourself with a back roll to cover any aggressive areas.