If you’ve ever walked into a home improvement store, you know the combinations of colors and options are seemingly endless. The sheer volume of choice can overwhelm you. The same can be said for types of stucco. So to help you understand the ins and outs of stucco, here’s your guide to the types of stucco and our top recommendation!
Two Types of Stucco Systems
- Traditional: Traditional stucco is made up of a mixture of water, sand, lime, and Portland cement. These carefully measured ingredients are applied in 3 layers: scratch, brown, and finish.
- Synthetic: Synthetic stucco, otherwise known as EIFS, is typically made of 2 layers of an acrylic resin, in the form of scratch and finish coats.
Both types of stucco systems are applied in layers on top of a water-resistant barrier and a layer of mesh lath. Each layer is applied after the previous is completely “cured,” or dried, in order to form a durable exterior.
Find Your Stucco Style
- Colors: Although you likely see stucco colors such as beige, white, or grey, you can choose any color you’d like. Some of the hottest stucco trends this year showcase cool greys with stark black or white accents. The sky’s the limit when selecting the the perfect color combination for your stucco home this year.
- Textures: The finish coat that comes with any stucco system is the layer that adds any texture you could want. Smooth finishes are growing in popularity, while the subtle texture of the classic lacy finish has always been a steady favorite. More textured choices, such as the sand or float finishes, can create an eye-catching exterior for your home too!
- Themes: Stucco is often associated with specific types of architecture, such as Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean, or Classic Tudor. However, these are suggestions, not limitations. An experienced stucco company will be able to guide you on all the options available to you.
Ai Restoration: Quality, Experience, and Service
With all the choice that comes with the varying types of stucco, the first choice you should make is to call in the experts. With twenty years of experience in the water remediation and stucco restoration/installation industry, Ai Restoration is the locally trusted expert. Whether you’re choosing stucco for the first time or you want a stucco facelift, we can help. Call us today for a free consultation on stellar stucco options.