Resurfacing versus Painting
While it is possible to paint stucco, it could start a cycle of constant repainting. The lime in cement based stucco will, in time, react with the paint, causing it to peel. When this happens you have to remove all the loose, peeling paint, prior to either repainting or resurfacing. While painting will last between 3 and 10 years, resurfacing with new Century 21 Stucco topcoats will last as long as the original stucco, which is up to 10 times longer than paint.
Additionally, we have seen many cases where stucco has been painted and it appears that moisture has been trapped behind the paint, causing the nails holding the wood lath or stucco wire [which the stucco adheres to] to rust. The stucco then will fall off the wall. Painting stucco is unnecessary and unwise.
We do not recommend painting stucco.
If you wish to change the colour of your stucco or freshen the appearance of your home, we can apply a thin coat of a liquid colour [ColourCoat] which normally costs less than painting your home and will not seal moisture in or peel in time as paint does.
If you wish to change both the texture and colour of your home, we suggest that you have us resurface your stucco.