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Is It Time to Redo My Latex Acrylic Stucco Paint?
July 22, 2021 at 4:00 AM
When should I redo my latex acrylic stucco paint.

Exterior latex acrylic stucco paints have a dual purpose. They enhance the surface with a pleasing aesthetic or a decorative appearance and protect the surface that it covers from deterioration.

More important than the aesthetic appearance, a top-of-the-line quality latex acrylic stucco paint will protect the structure, and painting sooner than later can be a cost-effective decision.

To determine if it is time to redo your latex acrylic stucco paint, it is imperative to evaluate the condition of the paint and the underlying substrate. Naturally occurring masonry cracks and other voids or openings on the surfaces will allow water intrusion into the substrate and potentially cause significant structural damages such as wood rot, rusting corner beads, spalling, and stucco delamination.

A array of different wall sample paints for testing.

Over 90% of the stucco or masonry delamination and spalling is caused by water intrusion through cracks. A professional paint job is very inexpensive compared to concrete restoration.

When a latex acrylic stucco paint film loses its integrity (chalking or oxidation), it can no longer protect the underlying surfaces. Water may pass thro