Stucco paint sq ft per gallon

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Stucco paint sq ft per gallon

I am repainting the exterior stucco wall. Internet says 200-300 sq ft per gallon. Is 200 for fresh stucco and 300 for painted surface? Thank you.

PS: I am going to put Walmart Color Place Ultra 100% acrylic paint. Pressure washed. Paint is mostly intact.
 
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It all depends on how rough the texture!

You'll find out as soon as you start painting!
 
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Thank you for the explanation. Now I understand why the range.
 
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Painted stucco won't require as much paint as bare stucco but bare stucco really should be primed first.

What shape is your existing paint in? If the paint is chalky [and won't wash off] you need to either apply a masonry sealer or add Flood's Emulsa Bond to the first coat of paint. As stated above how rough or what texture the stucco has determines how far a gallon of paint will go. Paint will go a lot further on a sand finish [smooth] stucco than it will on real rough stucco.
 
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Since all my neighbors have the same stucco finish, I have no reference for smooth/rough. I used 4.5 gallons for 900 sq ft, that is, 200 sq ft per gallon. I suppose I have a rought stucco. Old paint was adhering well. It survived pressure wash.

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