Boob bait. Don't be a sucker. Ordinary paint at twice the price or worse.
Useless thickeners added to make it seem true to those who must believe.
Sold by crooks with hearts of stone to widows, the elderly, etc.
I'd be cautious!
This sounds something similar to the stuff that my neighbour (he is the
second owner) has on his house and it is flaking and peeling big time!
My recollection is that the original owner of my neighbours house had this
faux stucco applied (I can't recall if it was sprayed or brushed) onto the
original lap siding which was some sort of wood composition prefinished
product, (probably around 1980-84) some 10 to 15 years after the house was
After a few years a problem was that the lightly textured stucco surface got
dirty, spraying it down with a hose, even scrubbing one area didn't
etc.didn't work. (And how would you scrub a whole house? A high pressure
washer of the type now commonly available would probably peel the applied
finish right off! In fact my current neighbour may just do that!)
The 'stucco' looked grimy and my original neighbour talked about painting
over the textured surface to clean it up. I'm not sure if he did and if so
whether he used a type of paint that would 'breathe'; or possibly an oil
based 'paint' that would seal the surface and probably contribute even more
to the peeling/flaking problem my newer neighbour is having! It still looks
slightly grimy in addition to the peeling, although my neighbours maintain
well and are 'neat as a pin'.
The peeling and flaking problem is apparent around the house and
particularly prevalent on a section of an attached second garage with an
unfinished interior which was added; also on some eave edges subject to
drips from the roof edge. This strongly suggest that it is moisture
accumulating behind the stucco, from interior of the house and other
moisture; the garage for example has no interior vapour barrier to prevent
warm air from percolating out through its limited insulation walls. This
garage is occasionally winter heated because of some wood working done out
This experience seems to confirm what others have found here in our maritime
somewhat similar to, say, Boston climate. i.e.
If you use paint or anything impervious on the house exterior, no matter how
good your interior vapour barrier (and or air exchanger systems) at
preventing warm house air moisture from getting out through the house walls
you will most likely get some condensation under the exterior finish and
hence its peeling and flaking. Sixty to one hundred years ago the
fishermen/farmers here used lime-wash, which ultimately built up a whitish
finish on barns, fishing sheds and houses; although I believe colouring
might have been added in some cases? Also in the 1950/60s some people
installed small ventilating plugs at intervals into their painted lapboard
siding. Interior moisture control and vapour barriers were not quite as well
This is obviously partly my opinion; but this our house right next door
which has pine lap siding with 34 years ongoing use of 'breathable stain'
(not paint) has no peeling/flaking problems, except where a small amount of
moisture got into an eave edge board, now repaired, despite the fact that
the basement is not finished or vapour barriered at all! It appears also our
life styles, ventilating while cooking and showering etc. opening a
ventilating chimney after a rainy damp period ensuring adequate maintained
attic ventilation etc.are similar to those of our neighbour?
Maybe these comments help? Summary; whatever product you choose, don't seal
up the outside of your house, in most climates anyway.
The moisture, even if it's only from our human breathing and perspiration,
HAS to get out somehow. Cooking and showers add to that.
If you've ever woken up in an unheated lodging room on a cold morning the
moisture and even frost on the window, provided the room has a window! shows
Terry. Eastern Canada. (Maritime climate similar to say coastal Scotland or
coastal Maine etc. but not excessively cold and dry.)
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