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    Default Exterior Paint

    I'd like to paint the exterior of my house soon. It currently is troweled/buttered with a nice grainy stucco. What long lasting coatings are available that can be applied to this surface. or..?

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    Well, first off, you can certainly just paint stucco with any good quality exterior paint. There are so-called "ceramic" coatings, and one company advertises "liquid stucco". If your stucco is in good condition ( no cracks ) and you want to do it yourself, I have painted stucco with great success and long lasting results. In the condo where I live now, we had the buildings painted about 10 years ago, and it still looks great.

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    Go to La Habra Stucco, do a google.
    You will be amazed at what coatings are available from them. They have some roll on and spray on. I would not paint until I figured out what a stucco company recommends.
    Check it out and call them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Well, first off, you can certainly just paint stucco with any good quality exterior paint. There are so-called "ceramic" coatings, and one company advertises "liquid stucco". If your stucco is in good condition ( no cracks ) and you want to do it yourself, I have painted stucco with great success and long lasting results. In the condo where I live now, we had the buildings painted about 10 years ago, and it still looks great.
    This stucco is over 15 yo-and is still in very good condition Jim. So..yea I was just wondering if I could do better than regular paint. I don't know about any new products in the coatings industry. Ceramic sounds very interesting...and I will inquire about it. It's not going to be a DIY project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tototalitarian View Post
    Go to La Habra Stucco, do a google.
    You will be amazed at what coatings are available from them. They have some roll on and spray on. I would not paint until I figured out what a stucco company recommends.
    Check it out and call them.
    I will call them-thanks. They have an office about 50mi from me.

    Mike

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    Look at www.insuladd.com. Pick a good quality paint, and mix this in. You can use it inside as well...top floor ceilings work well.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

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    Thumbs up paint additive

    Now That is veddy interesting...

    Mike

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