here are many benefits to owning a stucco home. Stucco homes are durable, low maintenance and are fire resistant. Stucco is also a great insulator and helps keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In addition to its energy efficiency, stucco provides a smooth, southwestern design that always looks great. A worn or old looking stucco house will diminish your curb appeal. Newly painted stucco can really make your home stand out in the neighborhood.
Stucco Painting Cost Factors
The total cost to paint a stucco home ranges from $2,700 to $6,600. There are many different factors that will determine the total price of your stucco painting project. In addition to the square footage of your home, other factors can include:
- Quality of paint – Better exterior paints are more expensive
- Number of paint coats – Numerous coats are required with some colors and types of paint
- Wall condition – Older stucco removal, patching holes and other repairs will increase the cost
- Project complexity – Unique home features and homes with multiple floors will definitely impact the project cost
The cost of paint used to paint stucco can range from $30 to $50 per gallon depending upon the quality. For stucco, it is recommended to use a primer along with two coats of exterior paint to have adequate coverage that will last for many years to come. Other material costs include supplies such as sprayers, brushes, tape, caulking and other items used to repair the stucco. The bulk of the cost to paint a stucco home is the labor expense.
Stucco Painting Improvements
Over time, stucco can experience cracking and water damage and North Richland Hills painters, Keller painters, Colleyville painting services and Southlake painters all recommend applying an elastomeric coating. This helps waterproof your home and helps prevent future damage. Elastomeric can increase the material cost by 50%. Another enhancement to your stucco painting, is to add more grit to the stucco to make it stronger. This additional texture makes it more resistant to damage and cracking.
Other Stucco Painting Considerations
Prior to repainting stucco, it should be power washed to remove any dirt or mildew in order for the new paint to adhere to the side of your home. If you are adding accent colors for trim or using several colors for different floors, then be prepared to add about $250 per 1,000 sqft of area. Older homes built prior to 1978 may have lead paint on the stucco. If so, then it may need to be removed which cost substantially more than a regular stucco painting project. Consult with a professional to help you decide.
Painting stucco isn’t easy to do and can take up all of your weekend time off. Hire a professional painting company to take care of it for you and do it right the first time. If you live in the North Richland Hills, Keller, Southlake or Colleyville areas and are interested in painting your stucco home, contact us today! Schedule a free estimate and learn more about our painting services.