Overtime, exposure to sun and moisture can affect the durability of exterior stucco paint coatings and the substrate. When this happens, one of the most popular choices to give your stucco home a refresh is to paint it. Stucco painting can instantly give your home a brand-new look and last up to 20 years, even in our harsh Calgary climate. It also has other advantages that make painting stucco a popular option.
- Seals out moisture – Stucco is known for absorbing moisture, so the right paint can ensure your home stays waterproof and sealed. Plus, the colour will remain consistent, wet or dry.
- Covers stains – As your stucco ages, you’ll start to see water and rust stains, especially under window frames. Painting the stucco can cover these stains for years to come.
- Fills hairline cracks – Stucco commonly cracks, especially in our harsh Calgary Winters, and the small hairline cracks will become a much bigger problem the longer it’s left untreated. Painting your home with high-quality thick paint can fill these hairline cracks naturally with the paint film.
- Resists UV rays –Ultraviolet rays can reduce the durability of your exterior stucco, leading to structural damage and cracks in masonry. Paint acts as a stucco sunscreen, protecting your walls by deflecting the UV rays.