- Old stucco needs a face lift


Dear Shell,

We have an older stucco home, which was painted in the past. We want to redo the exterior because the paint is peeling off and there are cracks. I was told that new stucco would not stick well because of peeling paint. Do we have to sandblast? What about liquid vinyl?

Regards, Cheryl

Dear Cheryl,

Consider coating your stucco with an elastomeric coating (many colours are available). To prepare the stucco, use my Shell Busey's Home Cleaning Formula apply (heavy duty mix) with a low pressure garden sprayer. Scrub with a stiff bristle brush and power wash with no more than 1000 PSI starting at the bottom and working up the wall. Apply the elastomeric coating when the surface of the stucco is still damp. If the stucco is dry, spray it with a mist of water before application. Elastomeric will bridge 1/16 cracks when rolled on. Cloverdale Paint, Home Hardware, General Paint, Benjamin Moore, all carry a brand of elastomeric. And make sure to NOT apply it in the sunshine.

It's just that easy.

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