Painting Company: Repainting Stucco on Commercial Building

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Modernize and protect your business building with a commercial painting company.

Your commercial building’s exterior makes a big first impression on customers and clients. Stucco is a popular choice for its long-lasting durability and stylish appearance. 

However, even the best stucco needs a refresh from time to time to maintain its appeal.  If your stucco is showing signs of fading, cracking, or discoloration, it’s time to consider exterior repainting

Choose an experienced local commercial painting company that provides the reliable, durable painting service you need. Contact our team at Keeton Construction Services for a commercial painting quote today.

Choosing the Right Paint

Not all paints are created equal when it comes to stucco surfaces. The most recommended options are 100% acrylic, elastomeric, or masonry paints that are explicitly formulated for exterior applications. These specialized paints provide exceptional flexibility and durability against various weather conditions, ensuring long-lasting protection. This is especially important given the extreme weather we can experience in Houston from one season to the next.

On the other hand, it is advisable to steer clear of oil-based paints due to their tendency to retain moisture within the stucco, potentially causing structural harm over time. 

When choosing a paint color, the biggest consideration is our local climate. Lighter colors are generally better for Houston area businesses, as they reflect light and heat. We generally advise against using darker colors as they can absorb more heat and may cause the stucco to crack or deteriorate over time. 

Prepping and Painting Process

Before painting, the stucco surface must be thoroughly cleaned and any damage repaired. Neglecting to do so will result in a poor quality paint job and potentially costly repairs in the future. Make sure your commercial painting contractor takes care of this for you!

The stucco surface is cleaned by using a power washer or a scrub brush with a mixture of water and mild detergent. Any cracks, holes, or other damage should also be repaired before painting to ensure a smooth and even surface.

Another important step is to prime the stucco surface before applying the final coat of paint. This will help the paint adhere better and provide a more durable finish. It is recommended to use an acrylic primer specifically designed for stucco surfaces.

For the smoothest and most even results, professional painters typically use spraying equipment.  Unlike traditional methods such as brush and roller painting, a paint sprayer enables the painter to achieve a smooth and even finish in less time. 

Ideally, you should also schedule your painting project during a season when you can count on mild temperatures and low humidity. Painting on a hot and humid day could cause the paint to crack and blister. In Houston, this means your ideal range for commercial painting is October to April.

Extend the Life of Your Fresh Paint

Regular inspections of your stucco are crucial to detecting small issues early on before they escalate into significant problems. Conducting a light cleaning of the outside of your building once or twice a year can effectively prevent the accumulation of dirt and grime. 

By maintaining cleanliness and promptly addressing any signs of damage, you not only prolong the lifespan of your stucco but also reduce the frequency of full repaints, saving you time and money in the long run.

Fast, Quality Service – Your Commercial Painting Company

Repainting your commercial stucco exterior is an investment in both its longevity and its curb appeal. By following these guidelines, you can ensure a long-lasting transformation that revitalizes your business’s image.

If you’re ready to refresh your commercial building, give us a call at Keeton Construction Services for a free consultation and estimate. Our team of professionals will help you bring your stucco back to life!