Commercial Building Exteriors: Stucco Painting
Friday, January 12th, 2018 ||
Business owners, you know the importance of having a sharp-looking entrance to draw attention to your office or building. To do this, you need the best exterior paint – but you also need knowledgeable, experienced commercial painting contractors. Fortunately for you, at Pro 1 Painters, we have both of these and more!
If the exterior of your business is covered in stucco, you may wonder if a fresh coat of paint is necessary to spruce things up. The answer is yes! It’s important to note, however, that the stucco itself provides a unique challenge that should be handled by the professional painters at Pro 1. Here’s what you need to know about stucco:
What is Stucco?
Stucco is generally a mixture of sand, Portland cement, lime, and water. It is applied to surfaces while wet, and when it dries, it becomes a very dense, strong solid. It is often used to add extra protection and provide coating for materials such as metal, concrete, or cinder block.
Is Painting Stucco the Same as Painting Other Materials?
In short, no. There are quite a few extra steps and things to consider when painting your stucco. This is one of the main reasons we recommended hiring Pro 1 to take care of it for you. Our employees are licensed painters; this means we’re knowledgeable and experienced. We know all of the special features about stucco and other materials, and we will pass that information along to you while providing you with the best paint job.
What’s Involved with Painting Stucco?
Painting stucco can be a multi-step process. It can also take a while, depending on all that needs to be completed. By the end, however, you will be left with impressive looking, professional walls that would certainly be inviting to potential customers.
The first step is to check the stucco for any cracks or other imperfections (nail holes, weather damage, etc). Before painting can begin, these need to be repaired and smoothed, or they will affect the overall quality of the paint job. Once this is finished, a good pressure washing will ensure that the paint can coat evenly and effectively. As with most exterior projects, it is important to consider the weather when starting your stucco project. A period of time without any expected precipitation is necessary for this kind of work.
You may now be realizing just how much goes into a stucco painting project – and that’s not everything! Stucco absorbs paint more than some materials, so this must be considered when purchasing equipment. Most paint companies apply two coats of paint to a project, but Pro 1 always uses three coats so you know you will be getting the quality you deserve. We understand just how much the quality of your paint project can affect your business – we’re business owners, after all! That is why when you hire Pro 1 Painters for your exterior painting project, you’ll be completely satisfied with the results.
All of the painters at Pro 1 are committed to your success. We don’t hire subcontractors or people who won’t work with you. All of our employees are like relatives in the family of our business. We encourage open communication between clients and staff members. We want to answer all of your questions so you aren’t left wondering about a thing. If you have stucco or other materials on your business, or if you’re interested in any other kind of painting project, contact us for a free quote today!