Color coat or paint on stucco
If interested I have posted a link to how color coats are applied below.
Hello all, I get asked often about whether or not a person should color coat their home or have it painted,
In this video I give my opinion to this often asked question.
Many times a older home with a cementitious older color coat, it’s best to live with the color and simply paint the eves and or wood trim around the home.
Compare the cost of a maintenance free finish as opposed to paint, paint last on average 10 years where stucco last forever and is 50 to 70 times thicker than paint, this thickness makes it ideal for covering, (such as bad patchwork) where paint actually enhances flaws.
In the winter time I receive my share of calls from new homeowner who explain, “every time it rains my complete home darkens,
“what did the folks who sold to me do wrong”
I usually say. count your blessing you have a cementitious free color coat finish, these finishes last a lifetime, or until a person decides, there are cracks it must be painted or I no longer like the color.
Old Kirk say’s live with the existing color and the naturally occurring cracks as when all homes, settle or move for more than 50 reason’s you get the hairline cracks.
If you simply can’t live with the color, you can apply another maintenance free cementitious finish, which will have the same advantages, of the original finish. More times than not it’s even less expensive.
Besides instead of shelling out cash for a new paint job you can use that cash for a holiday, IF, you keep your original cementitious color finish.
These color cement finishes have been around for at least 85 years and yes I have seen a few homes with these original finishes, they have a real beauty and charm when the colors start to fade.
https://youtu.be/xPvm5BUm5-8 Color coat stucco applications
https://youtu.be/iLIl8MDfJDM new color coat stucco application
https://youtu.be/NCP0gM2dQVY Acrylic Stucco Coatings
https://youtu.be/Z2VPugiy-wM Apply Santa Barbara plaster finish
https://youtu.be/DiL91N4HrVg Santa Barbara Smooth Mission stucco
https://youtu.be/WOh7VJdMxaE Skip trowel plaster finishing
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