Better to re-coat stucco or paint?


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Old 08-05-08, 09:39 AM
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Better to re-coat stucco or paint?

I need to repair and do something about the cracking and weathered stucco on my house. I am not sure whether to paint or to have it re-color coated. The stucco has lasted 17 years. If I paint will I have to repaint every few years. Any advise to save me future problems?
 
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Old 08-05-08, 11:22 AM
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I'm a painter so my answer may be biased

Paint will protect the stucco, the rght type of paint will water proof it. It's been my experience that masonary paint only lasts a few years but if you use a quality house paint it will look good for 5 yrs or longer. I have used elastromeric paint on stucco that still looked good 10yrs later. Elastromeric must be applied over primer or previous paint and by it's nature, doesn't go as far as regular paint - less sq ft per gallon.

You will find the best paints at a real paint store - not paint dept.
 
 

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