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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