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Painting Stucco With Properla Paint: Top Tips And TricksBy admin
Tuesday, 6 August 2019
If you’ve decided that a ProPERLA paint wall coating is the best option for your home, then you’re already well on your way to achieving a safer, drier, and warmer home.
Painting stucco with Properla paint is a little different to if you were painting standard plaster, but the process isn’t too difficult with the right tips and tricks!
Here’s what you need to know about stucco and how to get the most out of your ProPERLA paint wall coating…
What is Stucco?
Stucco, or Portland Cement Plaster, is a mixture of cement, water, and sand. The material is designed for both indoor and outdoor use.
The main purpose of this product for outdoor use is to protect the exterior of your walls. It provides an added barrier, helping to keep brickwork safe from weather damage and also provide protection against fire.
Stucco is also fantastic aesthetically, with a vast range of colours to choose from. The material is often chosen because it’s strong and hard-wearing, as well as being resistant to problems like rot.
ProPERLA paint and stucco are a great combination for exterior wall protection, but only when the paint is applied correctly.
Take a look at our five top tips, and bonus trick, for an excellent finish:
Cracked walls are unsuitable surfaces for painting, so they need to be addressed as soon as they're discovered. All holes and cracks should be filled and smoothed before you continue on with the painting.
Best Tips for Painting Stucco With Properla Paint
Top Tip One: Properly Inspect the Stucco
Before you begin any work on a stucco surface, it’s essential that you inspect the area properly. The last thing that you want is to be painting over damaged walls, and missing areas that could be a cause for concern.
Check the walls for cracks, both big and small, and inspect how even the surface is. This is an essential step for the perfect ProPERLA finish.
Top Tip Two: Repair Any Cracks or Damage in the Stucco
Cracked walls are not suitable painting surfaces, so they need to be addressed as soon as they’re discovered. All holes and cracks should be filled and smoothed before continuing on with the painting.
Once the cracks and holes are filled, it’s important to apply a primer to the walls. Again, it’s essential to achieve a flat finish.
Stucco is a porous material, so don't forget to check it even if it looks dry. Try to avoid rainy days and days where it has rained relatively recently-a hard task in the UK!
Top Tip Three: Don’t Paint When the Stucco Is Wet
One of the worst things that you can do is paint over stucco that is damp. It’s essential to double check that the plaster is completely dry, or as close to dry, as possible.
Stucco is a porous material so don’t forget to check it even if it looks dry. Try to avoid rainy days, and days where it has rained recently – a hard task in the UK!
Top Tip Four: Make Sure the Stucco Is Completely Clean of Dust
Just as the stucco needs to be dry, it also needs to be clean from any kind of contaminant. Mainly, this will be a build-up of dirt and grime, and potential mould and moss if the stucco has never had a wall coating.
It will also be of benefit to brush off any debris and loose bits of plaster. Any contaminants left will affect the end finish of the paint.
From the initial prep work, to installation and after care, by enlisting the experts you won't have to worry about a single thing-and can rest safe in the knowledge that your property will be protected for over 25 years on average!
Top Tip Five: Keep Windows and Doors Covered
Just as you would do if you were painting your property interior, you need to cover all fixtures – including doors and windows.
As ProPERLA is designed to be water repellent and stop water absorption by 95%, the last thing you want is to have to try and get it off your windows!
Bonus Trick: Make Sure You Get the Job Done Professionally
Our bonus trick is here to take the stress out of the whole process – a professional application! ProPERLA is best installed by the experts who have experience working with the unique wall coating.
Through professional application you’re guaranteed a perfect finish, as the paint is sprayed onto the surface of your walls. Everything else is also taken care of…
The walls will be inspected and treated with products to stop the growth of algae. Cracks in the walls will be repaired, the plaster will be repaired and bagged, and the wall coating will be applied.
From prep to clean-up, with a professional install, you won’t have to worry about a single thing!
Ready to take the next step and protect you home with a professional wall coating? Call our friendly team today on 0800 1700 636, or simply click the button below to get the ball rolling!Related Home Logic Living Articles
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