stucco painting versus "dashing"


Stucco should NEVER be painted with house paint. If you're seeing professionals "paint" stucco, chances are they're "dashing" the stucco. Dashing is done by mixing a slurry of cement with colorant. They use a large brush and either "snap" the brush to splash the slurry onto the stucco, or they brush it on.
Stucco breathes and if you apply house paint, it tends to seal the pores in the cement (just like you would expect it to work on regular siding). Once it's painted, it's difficult to go back to dashing. Either you have to wait years for the paint to oxidize, or you have to sandblast the house.
This advice comes from years of working in the painting/contracting biz. We dashed homes all the time. If an owner wanted us to use housepaint, we would do it, but not give a warranty.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

hummmmmmmmmmm
http://www.bobvila.com/HowTo_Library/Refinishing_Stucco-Stucco_Walls-A2557.html
Great post!
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Tue, 29 Jul 2008 17:46:29 -0500, Rick-Meister

Again, are we talking about stucco over block or stucco over framed construction? In a block wall house the stucco is the thing that keeps the water out. They never drywall a house before they stucco the outside or the drywall on the outside walls will mold.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.