If you live in Phoenix or the Phoenix metro area, you are probably well aware that stucco homes are the most-popular home exterior style in the Valley. It is the perfect exterior for our desert environment, plus it requires much less maintenance than most other home exterior types. The catch here is that stucco requires very special attention while the paint is being applied, which is why you should always entrust a professional exterior painting company with painting your home.
Here at Crash of Rhinos Painting, you can get an estimate from our team and learn more about the entire painting process that we back with our industry-leading 7-year warranty. Contact us today to get started!
In this article, we will discuss all of the ins-and-outs of stucco home painting—including how often should you have your stucco home repainted.
How often should you repaint your stucco?
Stucco is a very durable surface, often being made from a mixture of Portland cement, sand, and sometimes lime. It is also a long-lasting surface, making it the perfect exterior for your home here in the desert. It is very common for homeowners to paint their exterior stucco to give it color. Painted stucco will need to be repainted periodically.
Something else to consider: stucco is prone to cracking from both the house settling and the expansion caused by the heat of the Arizona summer sun. Small cracks are usually nothing to worry about and can be repaired prior to the re-painting process. Paint finishes usually last anywhere from 5-10 years on stucco homes. However, there are a few things that contribute to how long your paint will last.
1. Paint Quality
The quality of paint used on a stucco home affects the entire durability of the finish. You should choose a painting company that uses the highest-quality paint available. Crash of Rhinos uses Dunn-Edwards paints that are specially formulated for the harsh summer sun here in the Phoenix area.
2. Proper Application
As with all finish applications, you must apply the paint to a clean stucco surface to achieve the best adherence between the coating and the structure of the house. Pressure-washing the exterior of the home will remove any dirt, grease, and plant residue from the stucco surface to provide the best base for the paint. Paint is essentially a glue, so the surface it is painted on must be free of any material that prevents it from fully and completely adhering to the walls of the house.
Climate is a huge factor in how often your home will need to be painted. In hot, dry climates—like here in the Valley—the paint will eventually begin to see wear-and-tear from the UV damage caused by the constant sun. This is why choosing the right paint is so important. The Dunn-Edwards exterior paints used by Crash of Rhinos are specifically manufactured to stand up to intense, constant UV bombardment.
When it comes time to paint your stucco home, choose our team
Here at Crash of Rhinos, we go above and beyond for our customers. We only paint stucco exteriors, which means that we specialize in how to paint them right, from our painting prep work and the quality of the paint we use to our 7-year warranty. There is no reason not to choose us! We can get your Valley home looking brand new in no time. Contact us today!