Best Paint for Stucco Exteriors

Best Paint for Stucco Exteriors

Best Paint for Stucco Exteriors

Because of its low maintenance and beautiful, textured style, many homeowners opt for a stucco exterior. Even though stucco is usually tinted with color, you may still choose to give it a fresh coat of paint. But before you choose to paint your stucco exterior walls, it’s important to know what kind of paint works best.

Here are some of TRICO PAINTING’s top recommendations for the best exterior stucco paint. 

What to Know About Stucco Exteriors

What Is Stucco?

It’s no secret that stucco exteriors are a popular choice. From appearance to durability, these walls give homeowners everything they’re looking for. So, what exactly are these walls made of that makes them so strong and appealing? This cement-based material is a mixture of limestone, water, cement, and sand. Stucco can be applied on both exterior and interior walls. When doing a stucco exterior wall, the stucco can be applied to surfaces such as masonry and wood-sheathed homes.

Why You Should Paint Your Stucco Exterior

Although stucco can be tinted with color when being applied, painting your stucco exterior allows you to bring character to your home, letting your personal style shine through. Aside from improving the appearance, painting your stucco also helps increase the durability. By choosing to paint your stucco exterior, you help decrease the chances of mold and mildew forming.

Best Types of Paint for a Stucco Exterior

While you have many options of colors to choose from, there are only three types of paint that can be used to paint stucco.

The three best kinds of exterior stucco paint are acrylic, masonry, and elastomeric.

  • Acrylic: This type of paint is popular for exterior painting due to its affordability and high permeability rate. It comes in a variety of colors and dries the quickest of the three types. Because of its high permeability rate, this paint stretches, preventing unwanted bubbles from forming below the surface of the paint.
  • Masonry: Created specifically for bonding with masonry substances such as stone, brick, and stucco, this paint is ideal for this kind of exterior painting job because of its long lasting durability. Although it offers less colors to choose from, it is a stronger moisture-resistant paint than the acrylic, and is great for preventing mildew.
  • Elastomeric: The thickest of the paints, this option is known for its ability to mask any cracks you may have in your stucco exterior wall. It is also the most water-resistant choice of the three. It is a liquid rubber paint, meaning it will be applied as a liquid, but dry as a layer of rubber. If you’re going for more of a matte look with your exterior, this type of paint is a good option, as it does not have a shiny look to it.

Call in the Stucco Painting Experts

When it comes to residential exterior painting, the experts at TRICO PAINTING have decades of experience. From beginning to end, our employees are punctual, precise, and professional. If you want a paint job that lasts, you want expert application and quality products. Contact TRICO PAINTING for your exterior painting project estimate today.