5 Important Things To Do When You Are Painting Stucco in Colleyville, TX
Whether your home is newly built with stucco or you are just considering a change in how your stucco home looks, painting is not quite the same as houses that are made of other material.
There are things you need to take into consideration when painting stucco, which will make the difference between a good and mediocre stucco paint job.
With that in mind, let's now look at five important things to do when you are painting stucco in Colleyville, TX.
1. Make Sure The Stucco Is Not Too New
Stucco that has been recently applied to your home should not be painted as it has not had proper time to harden and cure.
If your stucco is new enough, which is to say under two months old, you're going to want to wait until it has been two months before painting it.
By doing this you're going to ensure that your stucco will be properly painted.
2. Patch And Fix Cracks Where Needed
Conversely, you need to check over the surface of your stucco to make sure that there are no areas where you have cracks in the stucco, or places where the stucco needs to be patched.
Cracked stucco and stucco that needs to be patched is stucco that should not be painted.
Prior to painting your stucco exterior, make sure that the stucco on your home is free of cracks and area that need to be patched.
3. Repair Peeling Stucco Where You Find It With A Premixed Stucco Repair Patch
Peeling stucco as well should not be painted -- it is a sign that you have to take care of it with a premixed stucco repair patch.
Stucco repair patches can be found at reputable hardware stores as well as online stores and will make sure that your stucco exterior is ready to be painted.
Of course, you should definitely make sure that when you have applied your stucco patches, you should allow time for the patches to dry.
4. Pressure Wash The Surface To Properly Clean It
Dirt and grime and all kinds of things that accumulate on the surface of your stucco exterior are going to make it quite difficult for you to paint your stucco home.
There are many ways for you to clean the exterior of your stucco home but most likely the best way for you to clean it is to use a properly strong pressure washer all over the surface of the home.
Pressure washing entirely removes all of the dirt and all of the things that just sort of naturally come to be on your home over time.
5. Weather Must Be Permissive
The weather is not always on the forefront of the minds of people who are looking to paint the exterior of their stucco homes but it is quite important.
If it is raining outside, for example, it is really not a good idea to paint your home exterior, stucco or otherwise.
Ideally try to wait for it not to be raining outside when you paint your home.
There are other weather elements that you're going to want to take into consideration, namely that it ideally should not be all that cold or hot when you are painting the exterior of your home regardless of what kind of home you have.
If it's too hot then the paint will not properly dry and if it is too cold then it will be extremely difficult for the paint to dry in a timely manner before you're going to be able to add a second coat.
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