How to Paint a Stucco House

Your home has some aspects that improve its architectural elements and overall appearance. A great example is the stucco in your exterior walls. You might not bother with it too much since it looks good in itself. However, after some years, its color might fade and you will need to repaint. It will bring much more than a fresh look and many other advantages.



When you paint over your stucco, it will be protected from moisture, especially during rainy days. Because of that, the color will remain consistent. You may even make it waterproof, you just have to choose the right materials. It will surely remain intact and pretty for a long time. 


Gets rid of stains

Repainting your textured walls will also get rid of existing stains water or rust. 


Fills shallow fractures

Hairline cracks are common to stuccoed walls. Painting over them will fill the cracks without too much work. However, if there are larger cracks or holes, you may need to fix them with caulking or call an expert. 


Here is a guide to help you in repainting your stuccoed home.



You have to fix cracks or holes before repainting. There are patching and stucco compounds available in the market that you may use. 



Next, you need to clean your wall. Grime and dirt may buildup because it is exposed to weather and pollution outside. You have to make sure it is free of filth so the paint will adhere properly. Use a pressure washer to do an efficient job and work your way from top to bottom. Pay close attention to the parts that are close to the ground. 


Choosing the Right Materials

When painting textured surfaces, you might need thick nap rollers. The rougher the wall, the thicker the material you need. This will make sure of maximum coverage for your wall. You also need a brush to fill in the small gaps that you might see. An airless sprayer is also good to use as it works fast and paints evenly. 


You may need a primer to make the paint last longer and fully protect your wall. Choose from the many available products in the market. For the paint, purchase one that will suit your work. Masonry paint works best with stucco and adds additional protection from the elements outside.


Remember, you have to choose the right materials if you want to achieve a finish that will satisfy you.



After cleaning the wall, let it dry for at least one day. The time it will take will still depend on your weather; just make sure that it is not moist when you are ready to paint. Use the correct materials for your textured wall and do the first coat. Let it cure fully. Usually, one coat is enough, but two coats will result in much deeper and vivid colors. You can apply a second coat after the first one finishes curing. When you are done, let it cure for 7 days, avoid touching it or you will leave ugly fingerprints.


House projects are easy to do, but if you are unsure, you may always contact an expert.