Were asked this question constantly at Best Painting and the brief answer is emphatically YES!!!! Stucco at its basic form is merely a concrete siding product. If it's properly ready, primed with the right masonry primers and sufficiently coated you'll have a surface that can last great and appearance brand new for quite some time to come. Having said that; there are a few facts to consider.
You should think about stucco like any outdoor surface. It could deteriorate through incorrect installation, excessive wetness, considerable overlook or prolonged cycles without maintenance or health care. In case the stucco is actually rotted, you will likely have to displace the stucco, not coating over it. This isn't unique to stucco. Exactly like we won't coloring over rotted timber, you shouldn't color over rotted stucco.
A stucco surface that is exhibiting wear, cracking or even faltering in areas can be properly patched and then appropriately coated. It really is smart to utilize a professional that knows the correct patching solutions to avoid future inability issues but proper patching can be carried out and warranted so long as you take action right the very first time.
If you opt to coating over stucco, manage to survive simply apply stucco to the complete surface of your house again. If your choice is available to totally stucco the house again, you will need to apply an effective bonding primer to the house to permit the new stucco to relationship. Having said that, stucco that is covered with proper color type coatings can generally be simply colored over if the desire to improve the color of the house ever develops. If painting your stucco is all that is required, we can do it we have been mostly of the Elastomeric covering companies in Albuquerque.
Painting your stucco provides some fantastic benefits:
By properly making use of elastomeric coatings to the stucco, you eliminate moisture permeation in to the stucco which avoids erosion of the top and helps to ensure the life span of the stucco itself.
Elastomeric coloring coatings have far better elasticity or (stretches capability) than the stucco only. That is great because in New Mexico we've tremendous thermal growth and contraction of external surfaces from extremely rapid temps changes. When it's 10 levels at 7am and 50 levels at 2 pm, your home expands and agreements very quickly. Elastomeric coatings stretch out and contract superior to the stucco which helps prevent surface cracking and the continuation of moisture content block. A genuine benefit.
Stucco surfaces covered with elastomeric finish are much much easier to clean and keep maintaining than stucco by itself. Because the areas covered are less porous, they normally repel dirt and grime better and clean easier if indeed they do become dirty. This enables for an extended yr life with a more recent look.
Elastomeric coatings come in a much wider selection of colors. Using elastomeric coatings means you aren't limited in your color selections. The products can be tinted in nearly every color.
Covering with elastomeric coatings provides much longer warrantee options than stucco substitutes. As the stucco is guarded from wear by the covering, we may offer very long warrantee options.
Elastomeric coatings save money. Making use of these coatings will cost about 40% significantly less than an average stucco project.
about the owner
The founder of Best Painting Inc. started residential / commercial painting with his brother. After moving to California, the founder continued residential / commercial painting and came back to Albuquerque in 1988. He continued painting until he started his own company in 1992.