The outside of a home is what we call the siding or cladding. From vinyl siding to timber or brick, homes and buildings use a wide variety of materials for their exterior.
Stucco is a material used for its durability, appearance, and application. A cement-type mixture made of cement, lime, water, and sand, stucco was at one time solely an architectural feature of residential and commercial buildings in Spain. Stucco is now popular across the United States because of its stylish look, as well as for being fire, mold, and termite resistant.
Capable of complementing a wide variety of climates, stucco is so resilient that it can be expected to last for decades to come if taken care of properly. Stucco does require maintenance to keep it in good condition as it can shift with soil and land, and possibly bow or warp over time.
One way to regularly maintain your stucco is to paint it! However, you’ll want to use a primer or sealer before doing so, and ensure you adequately prepare your stucco beforehand.
For one, painting your stucco helps your home’s overall appearance. But doing so provides practical benefits as well.
Stucco is a very porous material. This means that when it becomes wet, stucco can be more prone to water damage. Though it may take several years for moistu