Elastomeric Paint all Hype? Or worth the trouble?

Old 09-05-06, 02:39 PM
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Elastomeric Paint all Hype? Or worth the trouble?

To me this paint seems effective but it's hard to work with and I wonder if its worth the additional cost and slight hassle as it goes on so thick over stucco I'm needing to do multiple coats anyway, but multiple coats of expensive paints etc etc...

My house is mostly stucco so it seems to be the paint to use for this application but the crack filling panacea it is not.

Any thoughts?
Old 09-06-06, 06:09 AM
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Elastromeric paint can really do a good job in the right circumstances and it will hide/seal small cracks.

I have never applied multiple coats of elastromeric. If 2 coats are needed I have always used a latex masonary or house paint for the first coat. All major cracks should be repaired before applying the 1st coat of paint.

Be sure the stucco is clean and free of chalk before painting. If the surface is real chalky you can apply a masonary sealer to bind up the chalk. If it is only slightly chalky add emulsa bond to the 1st coat of paint. I wouldn't add it to the elastromeric.

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