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Textured Paint

If you're after a finish that looks like stucco, or if you want an effective cover-up for flawed surfaces, textured-surface paint will do the job. Some varieties come premixed with sand like particles suspended in the paint. Because of their grittiness, these paints...

Stucco Problems and How to Fix them

Installation Installation is a very important component for determining the durability of stucco homes and exteriors. Since stucco is made up of many layers, each one has to be done carefully by an experienced laborer or contractor, or else the material will be...

Brush and Roll

This is an outstanding painting method for short or small areas. The choice of roller cover and nap thickness will have a big impact when rolling stucco. A lamb’s wool roller cover will work the best. These covers are less likely to splatter and will hold their shape....

Stucco your House

Stucco is simply a mixture of various concrete that is applied in several layers. This application results in stucco’s strong bond to the wall. When you apply stucco to a solid wall, or a steel or wooden framework, you may need some experience under your belt....

Stucco Repairs

The most common repairs are large cracks, damaged corners and small areas of missing stucco. Cracks– Non-structural cracks will always occur on masonry surfaces. They can either have a random distribution or occur in large numbers. These cracks can range from hairline...

Pressure Washing Stucco

The preparation starts with a thorough washing to remove all dirt and dust. Pressure washing can be a delicate operation. Stucco is a relatively soft masonry coating and can be easily damaged by high-pressure water. Use minimal pressure, 1200-1500 psi and a wide spray...

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