The exterior of your home is like clothing to your home. Depending on where you live, the exterior of your home is very important. Unlike our clothes we can’t constantly change the exterior of our homes, so picking something that is durable is very important.
Stucco is made with natural substance or you can find a synthetic form. Stucco is very versatile when it comes to finishes and the look you want to achieve. Stucco is an excellent siding choice for many home styles, from modern to contemporary and even a bit of southwestern flair. Here are some fantastic examples of what kind of texture you can get by using stucco on your home.
Cat Face Texture
This texture is smooth with small areas of texture. These small texture areas can vary in size and shape. It can be done with both synthetic or traditional stucco and can vary in price depending on how close or large you want your rough areas.
Dash Finish Texture
The Dash Finish can be sprayed on and can be done in light medium and heavy look. Usually it is done by hand or sprayed on with 3 coats to create this look. It can be done with both synthetic or traditional stucco.
This texture is the most common and what people mostly associate stucco to. This look can hide imperfections and looks great on residential homes and looks like traditional stucco. It is applied by hand and can also be done with acrylic stucco as well. It comes in fine, medium and coarse patterns.
Sand or Float Finish Texture
This is a basic and simple look for stucco. It can be done in fine, medium or coarse finishes. It is a very versatile finish and can be done with traditional or synthetic stucco it is troweled down and finished using a float and quick strokes.
Smooth Finishes Texture
This is the most difficult finish to achieve but it’s growing to become very popular and that is the smooth stucco finish. It works well with synthetic and acrylic stucco. The best thing about this look is that colors can be added to the wall to give the wall the mottled look. This look does come with its downfalls where it is hard to patch and it has a tendency to crack than any other finishes.
Worm Finishes Texture
Worm finishes leave little grooves and indentations in the stucco. This finishes aren’t as common but they still look great. This finished can be done with synthetic stucco however special aggregates have to mixed into to accomplish this look. It is applied by hand and rubbed in a circular motion to achieve the worm look. If can come in a fine or heavy finish.
When you are ready to apply stucco to your home, ask your contractor to show you samples so you can touch and feel the texture that will be applied to your home. If you are removing wood siding and trying to match existing stucco, your stucco specialist should have no problem doing so. It will not match 100% but it will appear perfect to the casual observer.
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