Our stucco repair experts can assess the different types of cracks to identify their causes and find a solution.
For example, some cracks form as your home slowly shifts over the years from seasonal weather patterns. In other cases, cracking can be the result of poor lath placement or applying stucco incorrectly. When stucco is below ground level, it may hold onto water. This can cause cracking, rotting, or even mold to develop.
No matter the cause, we repair cracks in all stucco surfaces to ensure durability.
One of the best characteristics of stucco is its resistance to heat, rot, mold, and termites. The stucco finish on a residence could last for decades if the right team is by your side to install it.
Stucco Installation and Painting Services
Installing stucco requires applying several layers of paint as well as the stucco material itself. The first coat provides adhesion to the home, the second creates an even surface, and the third determines the material’s external look.
Not only will paint freshen up your stucco, but also it can protect it from rain, pollution, and mold. Paint is needed to preserve the material and prevent it from cracking and crumbling.
We want you to be proud of your space. That’s why we customize our painting solutions to fit your needs for quality and durability. Our stucco painters make sure to apply a coat of waterproof paint to ensure that your stucco stays intact for years to come.
We also apply primer first to cover any imperfections for a smooth or textured finish. Trust us — you don’t want stucco to absorb moisture from the coating. We seal the stucco with primer to create a cohesive look.
Stucco Removal Service
No stucco installation is too big or too small for us to remove. Our stucco contractors use techniques to renovate your walls and siding without damaging them.
Keep in mind that the process of removing stucco is labor-intensive and involves undertaking proper safety precautions. It may involve saws and other power tools to remove sections of stucco material.
Five Star Painting has been helping property owners remove stucco for more than 40 years. We have the skills and expertise to get the job done right to ensure your renovation projects go smoothly.
Stucco Types and Finishes We Service
Picking the right stucco type and finish can be challenging, but this step makes all the difference to the look of your home.
You should know that there are two types of stucco that we service: traditional and synthetic.
Traditional stucco is made of sand, lime, and water. In contrast, synthetic stucco doesn’t use cement or lime but instead contains acrylic resin to prevent water damage.
You can achieve a variety of surface textures using either type of stucco. Here are some of the finishes we offer:
- Sand: This finish is versatile and can be applied to both traditional and synthetic stucco with a single coat.
- Dash: This finish can be applied to both stucco types with one to three coats. It’s also a great fit for those worried about cracking.
- Lace: This finish is rough and can hide imperfections. It can be applied to both traditional and synthetic stucco.
How Much Does Stucco Work Cost?
Although we cannot provide an accurate quote without first inspecting your space, we offer free estimates with no strings attached. It’s important for us to get a better understanding of the size of your space, mandatory prep work, and the types of materials that will be needed before we can determine the cost.
You can visit our locations page to find your local Five Star Painting stucco contractor.
FAQs about Stucco Repair, Installation, and Painting
How often does stucco need to be painted?
We recommend painting stucco every five to 10 years, depending on its condition. Each home is built differently and will require different levels of stucco maintenance. Some factors that can influence stucco health are seasonal weather, how well your last past painting job held up, and the condition of your home.
What is the main problem with stucco?
Stucco can trap water and moisture if it is placed below ground level. This can lead to mold, cracking, and crumbling.
When should I worry about cracks in the stucco?
If your home’s stucco has cracks that are around 1/16 of an inch wide or larger, it’s time to call a professional. A good rule of thumb is to slide your credit card into the crack to see if it fits. If it does, you have a problem. Our custom solutions can tackle the toughest of cracks.
Find Stucco Contractors in Your Local Area
Regular repairs, painting, and upkeep can preserve the stucco on your home for countless years. If moisture has begun to seep through your walls or there are noticeable cracks, it’s crucial that you contact us now.
With 220+ locations throughout North America, we have experts near you who can take care of all your stucco needs.
Keep in mind that services vary by franchised location. Contact your local Five Star Painting for details.