Painting Article

Why You Should Paint Stucco

Is the exterior of your home covered in a stucco coating? Stucco is a durable and long lasting material that can add a certain aesthetic quality to any home. But like any other exterior siding, stucco can fade and chip over time, causing it to look less than attractive. If the stucco on your home is due for a refresh, you will be happy to know that a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for it. Read below to find out some of the benefits of exterior stucco painting. 

  • No more stains
    Do you see unsightly water or rust stains on your stucco, often beneath windows? If so, you will want to cover these stains with a high quality exterior paint. When applied properly, a new coat of paint can prevent new stains from forming for years to come.
  • Repairs hairline cracks
    When stucco ages, it tends to split, crack and peel away from the walls of your home. It’s important to inspect your stucco finish every few years to look for cracks or peeling that may allow moisture to reach the masonry underneath. If you do notice any signs of damage, it may be time to repaint. Luckily, a thick coat of paint can fill in many of these hairline cracks with no repair necessary, but larger cracks may need to be repaired with exterior caulking.
  • Blocks out moisture
    If you notice that your stucco becomes darker when it rains, this may mean that your stucco is absorbings too much moisture. When you apply a new layer of paint over the stucco, the paint will completely seal the surface and block out all moisture. Not only does this help protect your home, but it helps the colour of your stucco stay consistent even on the rainiest of days.
  • Protection from the elements
    The weather can cause plenty of wear and tear on our homes – and this includes wind, rain, snow, heat, and UV rays. Keeping your home protected with a properly covered stucco surface can help to deflect UV rays and wind, and repel water or snow.
  • Adds curb appeal
    Whether you are having guests over, thinking of selling your home, or just arriving home after a long day of work, you will want your home looking its best. The best way to give your stucco exterior that ‘wow’ factor is by having it professionally painted with a crisp new coat of high quality paint. One major benefit of stucco is that it can be painted in a wide variety of colours and finishes, so your home can look any way you want it to!

With its low maintenance and durable finish, it’s easy to see why stucco is a popular choice for residential exterior finishes. If you take care of the stucco on your home and give it a new coat of paint when necessary, it can look beautiful for years to come. When professionally painted with high quality paint, stucco exterior can last up to 20 years without peeling! Ready to brighten up your home’s exterior? Contact us today to learn more about our exterior painting services

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