Cementitious vs Acrylic stucco, Acrylic stucco is a term for Synthetic stucco
Acrylic Stucco or Traditional Cementitious Stucco Siding
Hello Everyone, in this simple explanation video, I try to explain the most common difference’s between these two stucco finishes.
Cementitious or Acrylic stucco, Acrylic stucco is a term for often used for Synthetic stucco which means the same thing.
Either finish coat can be applied over a cementitious base coat.
Cementitious color finishes are portland cement plaster mixed with colors and other additives such as plastics or lime, these color coat finishes are like a red brick as they keep their color forever, as the colors are integrated in the finish coat.
For this reason a brick will darken when wet and when dryer conditions occur (sunlight and or wind) will turn back to it’s original color.
There is a similar situation on a home when it rains and has a cementitious color finish it darken then lighten when dryer conditions occur, (Maintenance Free Walls)
O.K., now take Acrylic stucco finishes, Acrylic stucco and or Synthetic Stucco, (same product different names)
Acrylic finish coat stucco cost more, plus a primer is necessary for the finish coat, usually company that the acrylic stucco is purchased from has their own specific brand of primer they recommend prior to the finished acrylic stucco.This primer is rolled onto the surface of the cement base coat or what we call the brown coat.
Acrylic’s are harder to apply cost more but flex more than conventional cementitious color finishes, these product don’t darker when wet either as they are made of Acrylic paint, colors, sand and or other additives.
They usually cost about 3 time more than cementitious or traditional color finishes.(cementitious)
Lastly Acrylic stucco finish coats are mostly sand, thats right, you pay a premium for sand 🙂
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