Egads! Writing in with some questions is like writing in and asking what
the weather is going to be like tomorrow.
Well, it depends on where you live, doesn't it?
I would think the same would apply to the stucco/paint controversy.
I can see that in SOME places, the stucco would not dry out in a short
enough time to prevent mold. I can see in SOME places, it would NEVER dry
out, so it isn't even used in that part of the country. And I did see in
SOME places where it dried out an hour after a rain, or at least within a
day. And for a long time, it BAKED AND BAKED AND BAKED in the sun until the
next year when the yearly rain came.
So, who's answer is right? I think the best thing to do is investigate the
local practices. What works in Las Vegas, Nevada might not work in Las
Vegas, New Mexico.
Nobody's right, nobody's wrong.
Now, do you think it will rain tomorrow?