Matching an existing product or blending new with old, when performing stucco repairs, is one of the most challenging, tedious and yet rewarding tasks for me to approach. While I cannot go into a job guaranteeing 100% color and texture matching, I can guarantee that I will give it my best. What is my best?
I will be able to tell you at first glance how close I can likely come when repairing your stucco. As Patrick Hanna, (who provided me with a testimonial on seeing his finished product), would attest – close is pretty good. What he did not know is that I did the job twice. My first attempt was good but too obvious as it was in a highly visible area, so I scraped it off and applied a new coat. It took further experimentation but the end result was “perfect“, by his standards as well as my own. It takes knowledge, experience, patience and experimentation to get a good result when repairing stucco and that’s what you get from me.
*Renovation and repair work is not priced the same as regular work and is usually subject to a minimum fee. No matter how small, the job will require a minimum of two visits and as many as 4, to be done right.
Neighbourhoods go through many changes as they cycle through conception, maturity, and decrepitude – until they hit Renewal. Stucco has been around for centuries in one form or another and has gone through some cycles of its own. The stucco products of today, (particularly in acrylics), have been engineered and re-engineered many times over now and have come a long way, even in the last seven years. There has never been a better time to modernize and renovate the look of your home than right now. Choose a color from any pallet and have your acrylic finish installed, instantly modernising the look of your home or business. Adding profiles to accentuate is also a renovation option. For the ultimate in added curb appeal stone is an easy closer.
When revitalizing your home we can often go over the existing California style or stone dash style, (which sometimes has glass in it), of stucco using two different methods:
- Apply a sand floated topcoat of cement directly on the old stucco, prime it and then apply the elastomeric acrylic finish.
- Adhesively apply an EIF system directly over the existing stucco.
*Either course of action will save a homeowner $1000’s in expenses vs. removing the old product, but would require an onsite inspection and consultation, to review viability.