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Exterior stucco and paint maintenance

Stucco is a versatile and beautiful finish you can have on a home.

and comes in a variety of textures and colors.

 

It can make your home look great and can also serve a more serious purpose: protecting your home. Stucco and painted surfaces act as a barrier against the elements to protect the walls underneath from moisture, preventing mold and other undesirable conditions.

 

Stucco is important in Jacksonville as the area experiences a lot of wet weather and high humidity. This barrier is essential to keeping your home in top shape. So it’s important that you are up to date with general exterior maintenance and any stucco repairs.

Stucco Care

While a stucco contractor is not required for every little crack you get, it is recommended to contact one for general stucco maintenance as your finish ages.

 

One aspect of stucco maintenance that you can do by yourself is to wash your walls periodically. Wet the walls thoroughly from bottom to top first, then wash in the same direction. After washing, a final rinse makes it look almost as good as new. This is also a great opportunity to inspect your walls for any major cracks, holes, or pieces missing, in which case you'll need a stucco contractor.

 

It might seem easy, but attempting to perform your own stucco repair could lead to unfavorable results. A mistake could ruin your finish, compromise your wall and allow moisture in.

"Thank you for the wonderful job you did repainting our home and repairing the various problems...I appreciate especially your attention to detail - pointing out (and fixing) problems I didn't even know about.

 

- Paul Bergson

Exterior Paint

To maximize its protective properties, you’ll need a fresh coat about every four years when it comes to house painting. It may be tempting to do the job yourself, but hiring a professional ensures the job is done well, with even coats and the right colors. It saves time and also keeps you safe as a painting contractor has all the equipment and scaffolding needed for such jobs.

 

Since Jacksonville stucco and painted walls experience more varied and harsher weather conditions than other places, it’s important to perform regular exterior maintenance. This  keeps your home looking great and protects it from the elements.