Our Expertise Shows in the Details. The following are some of the frequently asked questions that we have experienced over the years.
We would like to share these questions with you for a better understanding of the stucco solutions and possibilities that are available for your project.
Can you clean Stucco?
Yes but not very well. Because of porosity in stucco, dirt and pollutants become impregnated in stucco over time and cannot be removed effectively. In some cases it is more easy than other cases depending on the texture of the stucco.
Can you paint Stucco?
Yes but do not recommend. Most paints do not work well on stucco. Paint is developed and made for woods and metals- not cement. We use an acrylic, coating product that is made specifically for cement.
Can I change the color of my stucco with your process?
Yes. You can change your stucco to almost any color. We can help you do so with both color samples and color-matching. We have changed the color of countless homes.
What colors are available?
We can produce any color or color shade that you desire. The only exceptions are ultra-ultra deep tones and shades of color.
Can you match colors?
Yes, we can match all colors. Several exceptions do exist. It is extremely difficult to do so if the home or structure is covered in old, raw cement, the surface appearance is too inconsistent to match, or the surface has been painted with glossy paints. There might be a very small difference in the color but will not be noticeable as long as the application is on the whole wall from corner to corner and top to top.
Can you match textures?
Yes. There is no problem in doing so. We are the most experienced company in matching textures and consider the craft of texture-matching one of our main strengths.
Can you fix cracks?
Yes we can. Normally we fix cracks when we are performing a re-stucco job and changing the color. Most hairline cracks are not serious.
If I have my home stucco recoated now, can an addition to the home be matched to the stucco recoating 3 to 5 years later?
Yes. We can match an addition to your home. The only variable is the age of stucco. Stucco becomes dirty and oxidizes as it ages. The best way is to avoid this is to first complete all of your remodeling work and then stucco coat everything, if possible. A patch or other stucco work 3 to 5 years later may have a slightly lighter or cleaner appearance when first applied
Do you use EIFS, synthetic stucco or dryvit products?
Yes. EIFS is used where walls may have excess vibration and need moisture resistance. It should be evaluated as to what is needed to provide the desired finish.
How long does a stucco job last?
Our stucco work is usually good for 20 to 40 years, depending on environmental conditions. It is important to understand that water is the enemy of stucco so sprinklers, etc., should never be allowed to hit the stucco walls over a long period of time in order to avoid water damage.
Do you guarantee your work?
Yes. We have a 10-year guarantee against chipping or peeling on our stucco jobs.
Is there a square – foot price?
Yes. But it is determined by each situation. The price can vary by many factors including; thickness, texture, height of job, size of job, proximity to our warehouse, application and scaffolding required. For a more exact price, please contact us for a free estimate.
How do you estimate work on existing stucco homes?
After receiving your call or e-mail, we will arrange a site survey. We normally price work for repair or patching if there are isolated areas. If the work requires extensive patching or if the home has extensive damage, a simple repair order is not appropriate. We will then give an estimate based on repair and a total recoating of the entire home/ structure. On occasion, we have seen severe peeling paint problems. In these instances, we recommend recoating the entire home to properly fix and remedy this type of damage. We price on a per-job basis and will never estimate what we cannot see.
How do you estimate work on new construction?
We estimate our work from blueprints or from a new structure that has been recently built. Again- we price on a per-job basis and will never estimate what we cannot see.