DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Painting (
-   -   Paint/coat to solve stucco problem (

nanciann 01-12-2013 01:32 AM

Paint/coat to solve stucco problem
Please advise on type and product of paint or coating that I should use on the exterior of my 1976 stucco house which has a lot of hairline cracks that leak during water testing?

I would like to keep moisture out of the house. Stucco covers not only the house, a coat also covers the foundation, going below grade to the ground and cement patio. It's unknown as to what extent the stucco coating on the foundation can wick up to the house.

We took off some sheet rock in two bedrooms and discovered rotted barrier paper and wet insulation. The suspected causes were long term water damage from 2 vents and a window, which have now been repaired/replaced. Drylok was painted on the stucco wall from the inside where the rotted barrier paper had been. However we could not seal everything, and some 2x4s remain in direct contact with the exterior stucco.

jsheridan 01-12-2013 05:39 AM

Hi Nanciann, What you need is an elastomeric coating. Different companies have different products, and I believe SW has two or three, which you can discuss with the paint co for your needs. Be sure to read the link under PDS. You'll learn such things as two coats are required to block wind driven rain, to water"proof" it, and that it's not designed to block hydrostatic pressure, which means it's not spec'd below grade. Below grade would be a job for foundation guys.

Will22 01-14-2013 09:43 AM

Cracked stucco needs to be patched, prior to tocpcoating, even with elastomeric coating.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1