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Stucco Finishes, What You Should Know

Stucco finishes what you should know

Stucco is a popular finish for both residential and commercial buildings. When it comes to stucco, there are a few different types of finishes that can be applied to the surface.

In this blog post, we'll talk about what stucco finishes exist, their pros and cons, and the materials used.

Main Stucco Finishes

There are three main types of stucco finishes: sand, acrylic, and elastomeric. 

Sand Stucco

It's the most common type of stucco finish. It's made from Portland cement, sand, lime, and water. It's inexpensive and easy to apply, but also susceptible to cracking. 

Acrylic Stucco

It's a type of stucco finish that contains acrylic resins. These resins help to make the stucco more flexible and less likely to crack. Acrylic stucco also has better resistance to mold and mildew compared to sand stucco. 

Elastomeric Stucco

A type of stucco finish that contains elastomeric polymers. These polymers give stucco flexibility and elasticity, making it less likely to crack.

The Pros and Cons of Stucco Finishes

There are both pros and cons to consider when choosing a stucco finish, such as:

Durability and Maintenance

On the bright side, stucco is a very durable material that can withstand a lot of wear and tear. It's also resistant to fire, insects, and rot. Stucco is also easy to maintain and can be repaired relatively easily if it does become damaged.


On the downside, stucco can be susceptible to cracks, especially in areas with seismic activity. Also, stucco is a relatively porous material; this means that it absorbs moisture from the air, leasing to mold and mildew growth if not properly sealed.


Because stucco is created by hand, it may be textured in a variety of ways. As a result, stucco lends itself to creative embellishments well.


Because a stucco repair does not use expensive materials, it’s one of the more cost-effective options. Most stucco finishes, on the other hand, are manufactured from mixtures. It's feasible to create your own stucco finish from raw materials, which is different from most stucco applications.

Stucco is a fantastic exterior siding material because it offers an excellent seal against rain and snow, unlike other types of siding. 

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At Engel Coatings, we’ll do an excellent job with your home's stucco application. We're aware of all the ins and outs of stucco finishes.

At Engel Coatings, our stucco contractors are here to help you every step of the way, from start to finish. They only use the highest-quality materials and are experienced.

We take pride in ensuring that your stucco repair will be long-lasting and look great for years to come. Get in touch with us today and get your project started!


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