Stucco walls are popular due to their energy efficiency and effective insulating. However, like any other part of your exterior, they should receive some care from time to time to make sure they stay in good condition.
In this post, your local exterior painters from Palmetto Ceramic Coatings discusses how you can take care of your stucco walls.
Over time, moisture can seep into the inner layers of stucco. Birds and other critters may also tear away the topmost layer of the material. The styrofoam then may become damaged and allow more water to get into the covering. Furthermore, stucco can be brittle and doesn’t expand or contract well. So, it easily cracks in places that experience constant shifting and settling because of soil movement.
Our Rhino Shield® Ceramic Coating System can effectively seal the cracks in stucco walls. Once applied, it fills all the cracks, even the tiniest ones. Aside from that, the product protects the material against future cracks. It’s composed of 80% solids and ceramic microspheres. A Rhino Shield-coated stucco exterior is 8 to 10 times thicker than your usual paint so it builds an insulating barrier that prevents your wall from deteriorating.
To maintain your stucco exterior’s coating, the walls should be washed at least twice a year. You can either use a garden hose or a pressure washer for this.
Garden Hose – This alone can only remove a small amount of debris on the walls. After rinsing your exterior, you can use a slightly stiff brush to remove the dirt more effectively.
Pressure Washer – You can clean your stucco walls more thoroughly using a pressure washer. A unit with around 1,500 to 2,800 pounds per square inch is recommended for stucco walls. Keep in mind that you should wear proper safety gear to avoid any injury.
If you need painters for outside of the house, you can rely on Palmetto Ceramic Coatings. We offer high-quality painting and Rhino Shield installation services. Call us at (843) 284-9398, or complete our online form for a free estimate.