A complete restucco of a house or building is the best way to address not only problems of deterioration, but also of cosmetics. The advantage to a complete restucco is that the preparation and repair work is sealed under a color coat that allows for a more solid finished product without the look of a patch job.
The key to a successful and longer lasting restucco lies in the preparation and repair work. The better the procedure taken to repair and restore the structure or dwelling, the longer the finished product will last. The knowledge gained over the past 4 decades by those at Southwestern Stucco Services will insure that the best procedures and products will be used to renovate prior to restuccoing.
The color coat process of a restucco can be accomplished with a cement based stucco or an acrylic stucco. Some extra preparations have to be taken to make a structure ready to receive an acrylic stucco along with the necessary repair work. Both products are very good and long lasting dependant upon the integrity of the prep and repair work.
Cement based color coats are the most commonly used exterior finish products. El Rey stucco is the major supplier of color stucco products in the Albuquerque area. Their colors are all of an earthen base and pre-mixed into each bag of stucco. Colored cement based stucco is designed to be applied over any cement substrate following proper preparation procedures. It is a misconception that a color coat can only go over a surface that has been sand blasted. While a sand blast has its place in the market, it is rarely needed as a procedure for the average restucco.
Acrylic color coats are not cement based products, therefore, extra preparation procedures have to be taken to make this product compatible with all cement and stucco surfaces. While in many instances an acrylic finish coat can be a bit longer lasting than cement stucco, the product can also be problematic for certain jobs. An experienced stucco contractor is important is consulting with the customer on which stucco finish product is best for their property.