Here’s what you need to know about stucco exterior home painting
Everyone who lives in the Valley knows that stucco homes are the most popular home style in many neighborhoods. Stucco homes can be painted various colors, but the painting process has to be done so in a very specific way. At Crash of Rhinos, we specialize in stucco exterior home painting here in the Phoenix metro area.
Painting the exterior of your stucco home can transform the entire presentation your house has to offer. The right paint job for your home can not only dramatically increase its curb appeal, but it can also increase the overall value of your property.
Even if you have no near-future plans to sell your house, a quality exterior paint job can protect your home against the natural elements we deal with here in Phoenix, such as the sun, wind, rain, mildew, and mold.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few tips and tricks that can give your home’s makeover the perfect look.
Tip #1: Choose the right painting company
We listed this tip first because it is the most important aspect of the entire process. You NEED to hire the right painter to take care of your stucco exterior paint job. Here are just a few things you should be aware of when choosing an exterior painting company:
- The painters your hire should be licensed, bonded, and insured to protect your home and your property.
- You should ask the painters how they handle the “small things,” such as trim around doors and windows.
- Ask to see images and videos of their previous work and look for any signs of an unprofessional exterior painting job, such as air holes, cracking, peeling, or blisters on the walls.
One of the reasons Crash of Rhinos is one of the Valley’s top-rated exterior painting companies is our dedication to customer service. You can check out our reviews and you will quickly see that we almost always do a perfect job.
We even go as far as to offer a 7-year warranty on our exterior paint jobs. That is technically 5 years longer than legally required by our state. We have no problem offering this warranty because our work is THAT good.
Tip #2: Choose the right kind of paint
This goes right along with choosing the right painting company to handle your exterior paint job. Many companies’ quotes may seem extremely low for the job you are requesting and that is because they’re also using a lower quality of paint, or a paint that is not meant to be used on a stucco home. When it comes to exterior painting, the type of paint matters.
We are proud to stand by our professional-grade Dunn-Edwards paint that is specifically formulated for exteriors in the desert. A few qualities that make this the right type of paint for your Phoenix stucco home include:
- Vibrant Color Options: Our Dunn-Edwards paint really works for stucco homes as it attaches to the surface and creates a strong bond for better and more consistent colors.
- UV-Blocking Quality: Our paint is designed to stand the test of time under the intense UV radiation of the sun without fading for years on end.
Tip #3: Choose a team that does the prep work
Crash of Rhinos takes pride in the fact that we put in the necessary time to prep your home before painting. We know that it matters and will make a difference in the overall quality of your exterior paint job. There is no way to properly paint a stucco home without taking steps to get the home ready by protecting light fixtures and fixing any existing stucco damage.
This is why we do our homework before the job is being done so we can adequately prepare your home for its specific paint job.
A few things included in our prep work are:
- Pulling back rocks from the edge of your home
- Pressure washing
- Stucco repairs
This all wraps back to our 7-year warranty. We do the work on the front end so that your exterior paint job will last for years and years to come.
If you’re thinking about repainting your stucco home in the Phoenix area, contact us today to be paired with experienced and licensed painters.