Exterior Painting Tips for Stucco Houses
Does your stucco home lack curb appeal? Has your exterior paint faded or begun peeling? If you answered yes to either of those questions, it may be time for an update. Exterior painting for stucco houses can be a DIY project or completed by a professional painter. Either way, there are a few key tips that should be followed. Let’s discuss them.
Be Aware of Weather Conditions
If you’re planning on painting your home, you need to wait until the weather is good. Painting your home is a process that can take several days, so it’s not something that should be done on a whim on one clear day. If it’s a stormy season or there’s pollen floating around in the air, it can wreck your fresh paint job. It is best to wait until the skies are clear and the springtime allergens are out of the air.
Power Wash the Surface
Never paint a surface without cleaning it first. Power washing will remove any buildup such as dirt, algae, mildew, or cobwebs. Buildup and grime can obstruct your painting project because paint best adheres to a clean, smooth surface.
Allow for Drying Time
It may take a while for your house to dry after power washing it—that’s completely normal. Most professional painters wait a day after power washing to begin painting. It is crucial that you wait until your home’s exterior is dry before painting, otherwise, you may dilute the paint and it won’t stick as well to a wet surface in comparison to a dry surface.
Prime the Surface
Find a primer that is designed for a stucco surface. There are so many primers to choose from, so it is important that you find one that is best suited for stucco and will withstand the elements.
Use Caulk as Needed
If there are any cracks or seams along your home, caulking is recommended. This will fill those spots to create a more even surface to paint on.
Choose a Premium Paint
When browsing for paint, be sure to find a product that is meant for exterior surfaces such as stucco. Additionally, be aware of which brand you are selecting, as some brands have a better reputation for offering paints that withstand the elements and maintain their vibrance.
Are you ready to get started on your exterior painting project? Contact Southern Painting today for more exterior painting tips for stucco homes. You can also schedule a consultation and learn more about our stress-free, professional exterior painting services.
Southern Painting has over 30 years of experience providing top-notch painting services to homeowners throughout the Southern United States. We follow the industry’s best painting practices, treat all our clients’ homes with the utmost respect, and clean up our worksite each day before we leave. Our skilled team can paint any surface including stucco. We offer a wide selection of premium paints and sheens to choose from. If you have any questions about our painting services, please don’t hesitate to ask.