When Is Priming Stucco Not Recommended

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Chuck asked 9 years ago

Are there times when Priming is NOT Recommended to paint exterior stucco. Or is priming always recommended. We are considering using elastomeric.

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Crowder Painting answered.

Most good elastomeric paints don't require priming over clean sound stucco. A good manufacture in California is Kelly-Moore. Kelly-Moore's 1128 Smooth Elastomeric Coating is very good. I recommend two coats of the paint for a pin hole free surface.

Priming is recommended if the stucco has excessive efflorescence deposits or if previously painted and this coating is failing. I highly recommend pressure washing before painting stucco and follow all of the needed preparation steps. <a href="https://www.house-painting-info.com/stucco.html">Check out Painting Stucco for more information</a>.