There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to revive the look of a home’s exterior. So whether you select your favorite sage green or decide to go with a new, trendy gray, the final result will be a joy to behold.

While we aren’t here to downplay the magic of acrylic and elastomeric paint, we have another idea for your exterior stucco walls. Consider a coating product for your stucco siding.

Here’s a breakdown of the differences between using either texture coating or exterior paint for your home’s exterior stucco.

Protective Coatings for Stucco Houses

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Coating systems protect your stucco home from harsh weather elements.

Because coating paint is thicker than acrylic paint, it better protects your stucco house from the damage Mother Nature can cause. While exterior paints can stand up to heavy rain, installing a protective coating on your home will make it more resistant to hail, high winds, and other vicious storms that sometimes are a part of our lives in the west.

Color coating can reflect the sun’s heat.

TEX COTE COOLWALL coating systems were designed to reflect the sun’s harsh UV rays. As a result, this system can lower the exterior surface temperature of your house by as much as 40 degrees when compared with homes painted with traditional acrylic paint. As a result…

Textured coating can reduce your energy bills.

While acrylic and elastomeric paint products usually are the most affordable option for covering stucco homes, it might be worth paying more for our energy efficient coating products.

After all, think of all the energy savings you will enjoy when your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to cool your home.

Seal and waterproof your stucco walls with coating paint.

The hairline cracks in the walls of your home may not look concerning to you. But professional stucco contractors understand the damage that can result from even small cracks.

While the best exterior paint products on the market can offer some water resistance, the only way to completely stand up against water damage, gain mildew resistance, and prevent mold is to install texture coating on your home. The coating helps bridge hairline cracks and seal them.

Coating extends the life of your exterior stucco walls’ color and quality.

A stucco paint job is fine for many homeowners, and it is the most popular option. However, if you are looking for a durable exterior coating that will stand the test of time, consider TEX-COTE products for your stucco wall.

Exterior coating reduces the risk of stucco cracking and flaking.

When you invest in a quality exterior coating for your home, you also are investing in the longevity of your stucco walls. By applying color coating, your stucco will become more water resistant. Your stucco wall will also be protected from UV rays and other harsh weather conditions, significantly reducing the risk of cracking or flaking.

Coating requires less maintenance to keep stucco exteriors looking new.

Once you have installed a protective coating on your entire home, you will find that it requires less maintenance than exterior paint takes. In fact, all you will need to do is hose down your stucco siding occasionally to keep it looking new.

Exterior Paint for Stucco Exteriors

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Exterior painting can provide your stucco home with a new look.

A fresh coat of exterior paint can brighten up the appearance of your stucco home and make it look new again. If you are considering selling your stucco home, a new coat of acrylic paint is a great way to increase its curb appeal and boost its value.

Masonry paint can be applied to change the color of your stucco home.

If you are bored with the current color of your stucco home, a traditional masonry paint job is a great way to change things up. You can paint your stucco home any color you desire, and there are even special exterior paints designed specifically for exterior stucco.

Paint can provide some protection to your exterior siding.

While acrylic paint is not as durable or protective as a coating, it can still offer some protection to your stucco home from the elements. Painting stucco siding can help to resist water damage, mildew, and mold growth on your exterior walls.

Acrylic paint is typically less expensive than coating.

If you are working with a tight budget, painting stucco is usually the more affordable option when compared to coatings. However, keep in mind that the initial cost of coating may be higher, but you will likely save money in the long run on energy bills and repairs.

Final Thoughts on Color Coating vs Painting Stucco

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Whether you choose to go with a coating or masonry paints for your stucco home, the important thing is to keep your home well-maintained. Regular cleaning and repair of any hairline cracks or damage will help to extend the life of your home’s stucco surfaces and keep it looking their best.

For those less concerned about the price, a textured coating may be the best option for your stucco walls. A coating will provide superior protection against the elements and can help to lower your energy bills.

If you are looking for a cheaper option to make your stucco home look its best, consider a new coat of traditional masonry paint.

Contact Quality First Home Improvement

If you prefer to hire a crew for painting stucco surfaces on your home, reach out to Quality First Home Improvement. Our exterior painting contractors are the best.

If you want to hire an experienced crew to install TEX-COTE to the exterior of your California or Nevada home, also contact Quality First Home Improvement. We are an authorized seller and installer of TEX-COTE® products.

Additionally, we are among just a handful of companies nationwide selected by Textured Coatings of America to install their COOLWALL and REFLECT-TEC products. We also exclusively use Sherwin Williams paint for all of our exterior painting jobs.

Are you ready to learn more about the TEX-COTE process? Then, schedule an appointment with one of our experts and receive a free quote.