Painting Your Stucco-A Brief Preview

It’s not uncommon to see people trying to paint the stucco in older homes. If they’re successful, they might think it’s easy but most times they damage the paint or even scrape off the paint with too much pressure from a sander. The good thing about painting stucco is that you can fix most small imperfections that you find while painting. You don’t have to scrape off all the paint unless you want to completely remove the entire layer of the stucco, which is one of the most challenging parts of the job. There are still a few things you should pay attention to before you start painting, especially if you’re going to paint the stucco yourself.Do you want to learn more? Visit Have You Installed An Expensive Stucco? How Often Should You Paint It?

Before you even paint the stucco, you need to prepare the surface by making sure there aren’t any foreign objects, such as pebbles, on the surface. A sander may be able to smooth out the surface but usually it doesn’t get the full coverage you want, so you’ll probably need to apply a primer before you scrape anything off. If the primer still looks uneven after sanding, you can apply another coat of primer. A heavy duty primer can take a lot of the stress off your joints, but it will also help to protect the paint and reduce the number of coats you need to do to the surface.

The next step in painting stucco is to lay down a light coat of urethane primer. This prevents the color from bleeding through the material, keeps the surface smooth and prevents some of the bumps from coming through the material. Urethane is a hard material that makes it great for covering large cracks or large pieces of wood. You can purchase special brushes that have been made specifically to handle stucco or other types of materials, but if you are using a roller set, you can just use the normal roller and just brush it on. It can be messy, but it will also protect the paint and reduce the number of coats you’ll have to do to the surface.