Selling Your Home? Here’s How to Make Your Stucco Look Good as New
Looking for ways to improve the resale value of your home?
If so, then you likely already know that the curb appeal of your home can have a serious impact on your home’s value. Even things like paint colors, your outdoor gardens, and the look of your driveway can cause a possible buyer to move on.
If your home’s exterior is in need of some serious stucco repair, then you need to keep on reading this post.
In it, we’re sharing with you some of our top tips on how to repair stucco.
How to Patch Stucco
First of all, let’s walk you through the basics of patching stucco.
If you’re dealing mostly with smaller holes or cracks, then chances are you won’t need to replace large amounts of your stucco. You can do so using pre-mixed stucco.
Make sure that the crack is at least 1/4 of an inch wide before you repair it. If it’s not, you can always use a chisel to widen it. Get rid of any excess material, as this will help your pre-mixed stucco to stick better.
Make sure that you completely stir your pre-mixed stucco, and then apply it to the crack with a putty knife. Spread the mixture until its smooth, applying another layer if needed.
Remember that when you apply the stucco, you should use a damp towel to keep the area wet.
Keep in mind that you may also need to paint over the repaired area so that it blends in seamlessly with the exterior paint color of your home.
Stucco Hole Repair and Other Tips
Believe it or not, the temperature outside can have a serious impact on whether or not your repair work sticks.
Avoid working in freezing temperatures, and don’t do stucco work when it’s excessively dry outside.
Also, take a look at the kind of stucco mix that will best suit your needs. You can opt for a three-coat or a one-coat mix. For smaller jobs, a one-coat mix will likely be all that you need.
No matter the kind of mix that you use, you should stir it until it has the same consistency as peanut butter.
What if you can’t find a paint color that matches your exterior stucco — especially if pat weathering has faded the color? We suggest that you pick up some mortar dye to get as close as you can.
Looking for Professional Stucco Repair Services?
We hope that this post has helped you to understand how to do stucco repair in order to upgrade the look of your home when you’re ready to put it on the market.
Of course, any home repair that you do is an investment. But what happens if you go the DIY route for larger jobs that really should have been left to the professionals?
You’ll end up losing some serious cash.
Don’t let that happen to you.
Instead, get in touch with us to schedule an appointment for stucco painting, interior house painting, cabinet refinishing, and much more.