There are several different finishes to choose from, but they can all be grouped into three categories: integrally coloured stucco, painted stucco, and acrylic finishes. For the majority of the twentieth century, coloured cement finishes, also known as “coloured stucco,” were preferred over three-coat stucco. It’s all cement, lime, sand, and pigment mixed together. It’s cheap and simple to apply, but if the base coat cracks, the finish is almost certain to crack as well. Coloured stucco stains quickly, is difficult to repair, and allows water to flow through freely (which can be good or bad depending on what part of the country the system is applied within). It’s normally applied by hand and can be used to create almost any finish.Do you want to learn more? Visit Stucco-Depend Exteriors
Painted stucco has been around almost as long as painted stucco, and it is the most common finish today. Painted Stucco is made up of the same materials as integrally coloured stucco, but without the paint, so it can be applied in the same way and achieve the same textures. The application of paint to Painted Stucco is the final phase. The paint, or “coating” as some call it, will appear more vivid and will be easier to repair. There are several colour choices, and it’s important to use high-quality stucco paint. Acrylic Stucco or Acrylic Finish is the most common stucco finish today. Since it is a synthetic finish, some people will refer to this method as Synthetic Stucco.
Hard Coat Stucco and EIFS are the two major types of exterior stucco, which include hundreds of different systems (Exterior Insulation and Finish System). Stucco with a hard coat is the preferred method for residential or multifamily housing, and it is increasingly being used for commercial projects due to its lower cost. EIFS is most widely used in commercial construction, but it’s also popular in high-end custom homes.