Help Fast! - Stucco is 1 week Old - When can I paint???


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Old 05-30-07, 01:39 PM
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Hi all,

We just had our addition stucco done last week. I was planning on having it primed and painted tomorrow but now I hear that we should wait for at least 30 days so it can cure. What about rain? I don't want to mess it up.

Is this true? I called a few paint shops and they said that we can get a 'hot stucco' primer and it can be used after 7 days.

Should I just wait the 3 more weeks?

Please hurry, I have the painter coming in the morning!
 
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Old 05-30-07, 01:41 PM
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By the way, the stucco guy said a few days would be OK but I read all over the Web that 30 days is the minimum...
 
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I used to live/work in fla and have painted miles of new construction stucco. I've heard 3 days, 7 days and 30. I have no idea as to which is correct. I do know that if you paint immediately or wait a few weeks and use cheap masonary paint it will fail, 1-2 yrs. Less if you only apply 1 coat of paint.

I've never had any issues when painting after 3 days and using 2 coats of quality latex house paint[thin the first coat or use primer]
 
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Sherwin Williams says, "Until recently, you had to wait one to two months for the stucco to cure properly. However, new-generation masonry primers speed up the process considerably. For instance, Loxon Exterior Masonry Primer from Sherwin-Williams can be applied as soon as the stucco is hard, dry and at a pH level of less than 13. After the primer dries, you can follow with latex house paint immediately."
 
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Old 05-31-07, 01:54 PM
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Thanks!

I might wait a few more weeks, just to be safe....
 
 

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