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4 Vital Tips For Painting Exterior Stucco

by Wallace Simmons

Stucco is a common material used in home exteriors for a number of reasons. Not only is it durable, but it also helps to achieve a western-inspired look. Many homeowners enjoy the fact that stucco can be repainted as needed to brighten up a home's curb appeal or change the look of a house entirely. If you're thinking about painting your stucco, however, there are some things you need to know.

Start With Patching/Repairs

Preparation is key to ensuring that your stucco paint job turns out looking great. Before you even think about painting, take the time to walk around your home and carefully examine its exterior for damage. If there are any noticeable cracks, for example, you'll want to fill them with paintable caulk. You'll also want to patch any areas that may need it or hire a company to do this; making necessary repairs will help to ensure the best final result.

Take Time for Pressure Washing

In addition to repairing cracks and other damage before painting, you'll also want to make sure you pressure wash your home's stucco prior to painting. Doing so will help to remove excess dirt, debris, and grime that could otherwise prevent your paint from adhering properly. If you don't have a pressure washer of your own, you can typically rent one at your local home improvement store.

Know When to Use a Primer

In some cases, it may be in your best interest to use a primer on your stucco before painting. Typically, this is recommended when you have to make a lot of repairs to the stucco itself. Furthermore, if you are going from a very dark color to a lighter color, primer will help to ensure even coverage. 

Consider Renting a Paint Sprayer

Finally, while you can use foam rollers and paint brushes to repaint your stucco home, you may actually want to consider buying or even renting a paint sprayer for this kind of a job. A paint sprayer, when used properly, can significantly cut down on the amount of time needed to paint your home and can help to provide even coverage. When using a paint sprayer, be sure to spray evenly from a number of directions to ensure the best coverage. 

By keeping these tips in mind as you prepare to paint your stucco home, you'll be on your way to amazing results in no time at all. Contact a company like Abaco Plastering & Stucco Ltd Stucco for more information.  


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Hi, I'm Lenora. One of my favorite things is traveling. And when I travel, I especially love to see the various architecture around the world. Ever since I built a house (well, you know, hired a contractor to help me design it and then build it for me), I have been fascinated with the construction process. I love looking at international architecture like Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russia or Angkor Wat in Cambodia. How were they made? It is just so interesting to me, from the foundation's support to all the intricate details such as paving or roofing. I started this blog to talk about all the parts of construction. I hope you enjoy it!