Stucco is a siding material for its attractiveness, durability and it’s a relatively low-maintenance finish. Stucco is a safe choice for your family due to its exceptional fire rating. Stucco can be directly applied to brick and concrete primer, or applied over a wood frame, metal siding, or any other material. Stucco siding is a perfect solution for concrete buildings.
Boulevard Exteriors is now offering Elastomeric painting for stucco siding. Its paintability is far better than the concrete, resulting in less maintenance. Stucco also allows far better air circulation than simply painting over concrete which will prevent the concrete from breathing. Possibly the best exterior finish is elastomeric paint. This coating is so durable it can out perform even the best 100% exterior acrylic paint by 2 to 1. Elastomeric paint forms a durable, tough film that provides a waterproof coating to almost any structure. This paint is resistant to sunlight, heat, cold and wind driven rain.
Elastomeric paint can be applied to all masonry surfaces, particularly stucco and concrete block. But is equally suitable for wood and T-111 siding. You can eliminate cracking in masonry and many types of wood with this very thick coating. Elastomeric coatings have tremendous elongation characteristics, it will bridge and repair non-structural hairline cracks. This is especially useful with stucco that has developed numerous cracks. But wood surfaces, such as T-111 siding, can gain great benefits from its use. T-111 siding develops a large number of cracks over time. These imperfections must be completely filled with primer and paint or water will penetrate beneath the finish and cause peeling.