Homeowner’s Guide: Everything About Stucco Maintenance
Stucco is a popular choice for exterior siding because of its durability and versatility. Stucco can be applied to any type of home, but it does require maintenance on occasion. We’ll show you what you need to know about stucco maintenance so that your home’s exterior looks great year after year.
What Is Stucco Maintenance?
Stucco maintenance is the act of cleaning and applying a protective surface coating to your stucco exterior.
How Often Should It Be Performed?
Stucco Maintenance is performed annually or semi-annually since this material is high maintenance. It can last approximately 20 years when properly maintained. We recommend treating your home’s stucco every two years with an oil-based paint for maximum protection and durability.
What Does It Involve?
Stucco maintenance involves:
- 1) Cleaning: The cleaning process includes washing surfaces to remove dirt, mildew, and black stains
- 2) Filling Cracks & Crevices: This part involves filling cracks, crevices, and voids with an elastomeric or crack-isolation membrane. This process allows for proper water drainage through the stucco wall, which reduces damage caused by water penetration. Additionally, elastomeric coatings can be applied to the surface of the stucco, which acts as a protective barrier.
- 3) Treating Problem Areas: This process involves treating black stains and efflorescence, both of these being signs of water penetration. It’s best to have your stucco treated by a professional at this stage since there are different types of treatment available depending on the location and extent of black stains or efflorescence.
- 4) Painting: Finally, it’s time for stucco painting. Apply oil-based paint to restore the exterior appearance and increase durability. Oil-based paints are ideal for stucco because they are more resistant to cracks than latex-based paints. Additionally, oil-based paints can be removed in the future without damaging stucco.
Engel Coatings Inc Takes Care Of All Your Stucco Needs!
Engel Coatings Inc is an excellent choice for any property owner looking for stucco painting, repair, restoration, or maintenance. Our team of experts has decades of experience. Our company’s mission statement focuses on providing the highest level of customer service possible.
We want you to be happy with your decision, so we work hard every day at exceeding expectations with each job that comes through our doors! If you are ready to choose an option for your stucco needs, contact us today. You won’t regret it!