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Best Paint for Stucco
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Best Paint for Stucco

What Is the Best Paint for Stucco?

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If your home is anything like other modern homes, the surface of its exterior walls may be constructed from stucco. Stucco is one of the oldest house siding options and it also happens to be one of the most popular. It’s retained such a popularity because it is cheap, easy to work with, and durable. However, the inherent process of building with stucco leaves the exterior of your home with a surface that can be rougher than wood or brick. This means that painting stucco can be tricky and requires skill, finesse, and the right paint or coating. Before we determine which paint type is best for stucco, let’s explore how stucco is made.

What Is Stucco and How Is It Made?

Stucco is a plaster made from cement, sand, and water. However, there are other types of stucco that use different raw materials. Traditional stucco, for example, uses lime instead of cement. Stucco is mixed on-site and applied in multiple layers that form a protective coating that is desirable for home and business owners.

It can be applied to create a smooth surface or a textured one. Because of its varied surface options, it can be a tricky material to paint. If you’re a home or business owner looking to have the stucco exterior of your building painted, you may have questions about which paint is the best option.

Stucco Paint Options

Once you’ve decided to have your exterior stucco painted, next comes the often-debated topic of what type of paint to use. Sure, there are plenty of opinions on this topic, but realistically, there are two popular options.

When it comes down to it, you will need to make a choice between using either acrylic latex paint or a ceramic elastomeric coating.

Acrylic Latex Paint

Traditional latex paints work well on stucco for a couple of different reasons. For one, acrylic latex paint helps prevent moisture buildup on stucco. Stucco is a porous material, which means water can easily be trapped on its surface, leading to mold and mildew growth. However, the permeability of latex paint allows air through, which helps keep your stucco dry and mildew-free.

The biggest issue when using latex paint on stucco comes in its durability. While your new latex paint job may look fantastic initially, it will start to chip, fade, and peel after only a few years. This leads to having to repeat the painting process again before long, which can be a big headache and waste of money.

Ceramic Elastomeric Coating

Ceramic elastomeric painting is a special rubberized paint that contains ceramic microspheres. It’s inherently stronger than acrylic latex paint and is applied 8 to 10 times thicker.  Because of its thickness, ceramic elastomeric coatings can fill and fix hairline cracks in stucco, creating a seal that totally keeps moisture out.

The two biggest benefits of using elastomeric exterior paint are longevity and protection. Rather than being a permeable surface, elastomeric coatings create a protective barrier over the stucco exterior of your home. It’s also known to last 25 years or longer without chipping, fading, or cracking. When ceramic elastomeric coating is properly applied, there is no better option for the stucco exterior of your home.

Expert Ceramic Elastomeric Coating Application on Stucco

If you’re interested in having ceramic elastomeric coating installed on the exterior of your home, contact Rhino Shield of New England today. Our expert team has all the skills and know-how to perfectly apply our special ceramic coating on a variety of surfaces, including stucco.

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Norwood, MA Project
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
Keysville, FL Project
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
Johnston, RI Project
What makes Rhino Shield more durable is our combination of preparation and product. As shown in this recent project photo, we give great attention to prepping every surface before spraying the 1st primer coat.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
Hanover, MA Project
What makes Rhino Shield more durable is our combination of preparation and product. As shown in this recent project photo, we give great attention to prepping every surface before spraying the 1st primer coat.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
Patterson, NJ Project
What makes Rhino Shield more durable is our combination of preparation and product. As shown in this recent project photo, we give great attention to prepping every surface before spraying the 1st primer coat.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
East Hartford, CT Project
What makes Rhino Shield more durable is our combination of preparation and product. As shown in this recent project photo, we give great attention to prepping every surface before spraying the 1st primer coat.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
Arlington, MA Project
What makes Rhino Shield more durable is our combination of preparation and product. As shown in this recent project photo, we give great attention to prepping every surface before spraying the 1st primer coat.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
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Watch Rhino Shield on the PBS series This Old House. Most homes don't require the complete restoration shown in the video, but all Rhino projects receive a higher level of preparation than typical paint companies perform.
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Learn more about Rhino Shield by watching this informative clip. You’ll see how the formulation of our products and our careful application process can enhance your home’s beauty while helping to protect it from the elements.
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Watch Rhino Shield on the program Curb Appeal on HGTV. See for yourself how our product performs beautifully over a brick exterior and dramatically improves the appearance of this home.
Stop Painting Year after Year
Check out how the application of Rhino Shield helps to take this home from shabby to chic! With ceramic microspheres integrated into the coating, our products provide long-lasting, low-maintenance color.
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Watch Rhino Shield as we recently completed work and a total exterior restoration of the Dighton Community Church in Massachusetts. The church, built 170-years ago, replaced their failing paint with a durable Rhino Shield coating.
Watch Rhino Shield on This Old House
Watch Rhino Shield on the PBS series This Old House. Most homes don't require the complete restoration shown in the video, but all Rhino projects receive a higher level of preparation than typical paint companies perform.
Rhino Shield for Oceanfront Homes
Learn more about Rhino Shield by watching this informative clip. You’ll see how the formulation of our products and our careful application process can enhance your home’s beauty while helping to protect it from the elements.
Rhino Shield on HGTV
Watch Rhino Shield on the program Curb Appeal on HGTV. See for yourself how our product performs beautifully over a brick exterior and dramatically improves the appearance of this home.
Stop Painting Year after Year
Check out how the application of Rhino Shield helps to take this home from shabby to chic! With ceramic microspheres integrated into the coating, our products provide long-lasting, low-maintenance color.
Rhino Shield Historic Preservation
Watch Rhino Shield as we recently completed work and a total exterior restoration of the Dighton Community Church in Massachusetts. The church, built 170-years ago, replaced their failing paint with a durable Rhino Shield coating.
Watch Rhino Shield on This Old House
Watch Rhino Shield on the PBS series This Old House. Most homes don't require the complete restoration shown in the video, but all Rhino projects receive a higher level of preparation than typical paint companies perform.
Rhino Shield for Oceanfront Homes
Learn more about Rhino Shield by watching this informative clip. You’ll see how the formulation of our products and our careful application process can enhance your home’s beauty while helping to protect it from the elements.
Rhino Shield on HGTV
Watch Rhino Shield on the program Curb Appeal on HGTV. See for yourself how our product performs beautifully over a brick exterior and dramatically improves the appearance of this home.
Stop Painting Year after Year
Check out how the application of Rhino Shield helps to take this home from shabby to chic! With ceramic microspheres integrated into the coating, our products provide long-lasting, low-maintenance color.
Rhino Shield Historic Preservation
Watch Rhino Shield as we recently completed work and a total exterior restoration of the Dighton Community Church in Massachusetts. The church, built 170-years ago, replaced their failing paint with a durable Rhino Shield coating.
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