“These tips will come in handy for sure.”
You may only need a stiff brush or push broom to clean your stucco home walls. If it’s really dirty, your exterior walls may need pressure washing while your interior walls may need a vacuum. Cleansers can be used on mold, mildew, etc.
“If I use those cleansers or pressure washer I’ll need to let the walls dry,” Ben notes.
Use masonry caulk for repairing hairline cracks in stucco walls. You can repair larger cracks using a putty knife and a dry stucco repair product. Follow the instructions on the packaging.
The best type of paint and primer for stucco homes are acrylic ones. They stick better to stucco than other types of paint.
“I wonder what some of the best exterior paints are for this area,” Ben wonders. He makes a note to find out later.
Plan on having to use more paint than you think. Stuccoes textured surface gives it more surface area which means you’ll need more paint than if it were a flat wall.
Start painting your stucco walls by using a brush to get the edges. Then use a thick nap roller for the rest. The more texture your stucco walls have the thicker your roller nap will need to be.
When painting, have a roller grid inside your paint bucket to help get the right amount of paint onto the roller. Dip the roller, roll it lightly against the grid, and you’re good to go!
“But when rolling the paint on don’t press in very hard or you may see roller lines appear,” Ben reads. He makes note of that so he can avoid it.
Lastly, don’t forget to protect your home or plants by putting down drop cloths!