Stucco homes are becoming more popular across the Treasure Valley. Painting the stucco on your home gives you a great opportunity to add texture and depth, along with the new color. Like many other types of painting, stucco requires the right amount of preparation to be done if the new paint is expected to last.
Stucco is a waterproof surface that has the look and feel of cement. It’s very popular in other parts of the country and is often the primary exterior surface versus the more traditional siding you see here in Southern Idaho. Picking the right color for your Boise stucco home is important. Lighter shades tend not to show as much fading over time, but they are very susceptible to stains. Darker colors do not show as much dirt, but are much more prone to fading, especially in our sunny climate.
When painting stucco, like any other surface, preparation is the key. The surface must be thoroughly cleaned. This includes removing dirt, any kind of organic debris and loose flakes of paint. Failing to properly prepare your surface will keep your stucco painting project from looking as good as it could. It will also keep it from lasting as it would otherwise.
Probably the biggest difference between painting stucco and more traditional Idaho exteriors is in the application of the paint. Due to the texture of the stucco, paint is typically applied with a sprayer. Paint brushes and rollers simply won’t be able to fill all the nooks and crannies associated with a stucco exterior in most cases. Some larger nap rollers, like 1” may be able to get the job done. If spraying is required, that means the wind becomes a significant factor, unlike during rolling or brushing applications.
If your home or business has a stucco exterior, consider sprucing up your curb appeal with a fresh coat of paint from Natural Born Painters. Hiring a local painter in Boise is the best solution! Our team is very experienced with this material, having done many stucco-based projects in the past. Call (208) 861-9805 today to schedule a free on-site estimate.