Can stucco be applied over painted walls?

Can stucco be applied over painted walls? This is a common question that often arises when people are updating older construction. Stucco is a cost-effective finish, relatively easily installed, that improves the appearance and creates a water-resistant wall surface. A painted surface will not typically absorb water and, as such, is a substrate to

What are common stucco finish textures?

The Technical Service Information Bureau (TSIB) is a trade group in southern California serving the needs of the wall and ceiling industry regarding lath, plaster, and drywall. They have an excellent online resource depicting stucco textures. The 30 textures shown on the site are accompanied by suggested application procedures. This gives material (ingredient) advice, where

Why do you recommend synthetic stucco?

EIFS today are one of the most tested and well researched claddings in the construction industry.  Research, conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and supported by the Department of Energy, has validated that EIFS are the "best performing cladding" in relation to thermal and moisture control when compared to brick, stucco, and cementitious fiberboard

What are the benefits for using synthetic stucco?

Synthetic stucco siding was developed in post WWII Europe as a way to patch walls. When builders realized how energy efficient the material was, it was soon used as an alternative to traditional stucco. Because of this, in the 1970s energy crisis it became widely popular with builders for both commercial and residential construction. Because of

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