Attention business owners! We’re in the midst of a series on how to spruce up the outside of your work space with the commercial painting contractors at Pro 1 Painters. If you saw our recent post on stucco painting, you may be wondering if your stucco is ready to be painted or in need of repair. We are here with some tips on stucco repair – and fortunately for you, our Pro 1 painters are ready and waiting to take on your stucco project.
How Do You Know if Your Stucco Needs Repair?
Stucco, like many exterior surfaces, should work to help protect your business from the elements. If your stucco isn’t in tip-top shape, painting it will simply mask problems without fixing the issue. This could mean that your paint job won’t last as long and the overall strength of your building is compromised. The good news is that stucco is generally long-lasting. If you need to repair it and one of our licensed contractors completes the job, you probably won’t need to make any more repairs in your lifetime. Even so, when large cracks or blisters appear, they should be addressed as soon as possible.
Why Can’t I Do the Repairs Myself?
As previously mentioned, if the stucco repairs are done correctly, they can last for a very long while. But if they are done incorrectly, they can damage the building and potentially cause injuries to the inexperienced repairman. There are also many factors to consider that you may not think about if you aren’t regularly painting and repairing stucco.
First of all, you need to watch the weather. Of course, any time you’re doing a project outside, the weather plays an important role. When you’re repairing stucco, however, the temperature and weather conditions are even more significant. The temperature needs to be at least 40 degrees overnight or the stucco won’t be able to dry. Conversely, if the weather is too hot, dry, or windy, this can suck the moisture out of your stucco mixture, making it equally ineffective. Hiring the professional painters at Pro 1, however, means you do not have to make the weather decision on your own.
Not only can you expect a long-lasting, quality job when you choose to hire the professionals, it’s actually safer for you in the long run. Fresh stucco can cause burns, and you should only work with it if you are completely familiar and prepared to take the proper precautions.
Finally, no patch will ever match the rest of the stucco exactly. This is why you should always expertly apply a pigmented coating. It will help with aesthetic and protection.
Now that you know all that goes into stucco repair, wouldn’t you rather have the professionals at Pro 1 handle this job for you? Let us provide you with high quality work and peace of mind. What a deal! If you have questions or you are looking to hire us for a project, give us a call for a free quote today.