Are you considering painting the exterior of your stucco building? Many homeowners and business owners want to know just what to expect from a fresh coat of paint before they hire a company to apply it. Particularly when it comes to the exterior of your home, you want to be sure that the paint you choose is going to hold up to seasonal changes without cracking or chipping. After all, you are ultimately painting your home or business because you want to increase its overall curb appeal.
Before you make a decision about your stucco paint job, here are the things you need to know about its durability.
Look for high-quality paints
The overall durability of your building’s paint is going to be determined by the quality of the paint you purchase. Some name brands and types of paint are bound to be more durable than others. This is one area where you won’t want to cut corners on the cost. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for, and a more expensive paint could help your stucco to last longer. Experts typically recommend opting for paint in the acrylic-latex category because it holds up better to the elements.
Don’t paint during humid times
One of the main issues with the durability of stucco painting is that stucco tends to absorb all of the moisture from the air. Your painter will roll or spray paint over your stucco, inadvertently trapping all of the moisture beneath the surface. When the paint finally dries, you might find blisters of water that pop up days or weeks later. The paint will eventually start to peel from these blisters, ruining the once-beautiful effects of your stucco paint. This will lead to scraping and cleaning the entire building before the unsightly error can be corrected.
The acrylic-latex paints (sometimes referred to as elastomeric paints) will be much less susceptible to this issue. This is yet another example of why it is important to invest in high-quality paint up front.
Be prepared for multiple coats
Stucco is one surface that really soaks up the moisture whenever you apply it. Unfortunately, it is also eager to soak up the paint that you are attempting to add to its surface. Be prepared to pay for multiple coats of paint in order to achieve sufficient coverage of your stucco building. Purchasing a good quality paint might be a little pricier, particularly when you have to add extra coats. However, this will ultimately be a worthwhile investment that will give you a beautiful building for years to come.
Are you looking for Winnipeg painters who can help to boost the curb appeal of your home? Be sure to give the Madani Group a call. Our quality is unparalleled and all of our prep work is thorough. We come prepared to do an excellent job on each and every project we are hired for. Be sure to give us a call today for a completely accurate estimate with no surprises!