Painting Stucco

Painting the exterior stucco of your home can help seal out moisture, fill hairline cracks and provide curb appeal.

Living in Alberta, your exterior walls will have experienced years of damage throughout the winters. Frequent changes in temperature mean the exterior stucco on your walls are expanding and contracting regularly, causing visible hairline cracks that not only look bad, but can cause a great deal of damage if left untreated.

Most homeowners opt for painting stucco walls because the service has a huge amount of benefits for you and your home, including:

  • Sealing out moisture so the colour of your home remains consistent
  • Covering stains from water damage and rusting
  • Filling small cracks to prevent further damage
  • Providing street appeal which can increase the value of your home

4 Reasons To Paint Stucco Walls?

Painting stucco can have so many benefits to your home and our professional painters are well experienced in providing excellent stucco paint solutions to improve the appearance of your home and protect your stucco house from damage.

Along with the obvious aesthetic benefits of painting stucco walls, here are some other reasons to contact On The Spot Painting for a free estimate:

1. Seals Out Moisture

Stucco surfaces can absorb moisture, which may not cause any actual damage to your home, but the darker shades of paint can look unsightly. Exterior paint can fix this issue, by providing a barrier between rain and your stucco, preventing moisture from penetrating the layers.

Painting stucco walls ensures your home stays waterproof and prevents damp spots from appearing and staining, meaning less home maintenance.

2. Covers Stains

If your stucco wall has staining from water damage or rust, a fresh coat of stucco paint can not only approve the appearance of your stucco exterior, but can also prevent further stains from appearing.

Due to stucco texture, stains are commonplace with stucco siding. On The Spot Painting prioritize covering up unsightly existing stains whilst preventing water build-up and rust that causes stains from forming in the first place.

A professional paint job on your exterior walls can prevent stains from forming for many years, allowing you to enjoy the appearance of your home year-round.

3. Fills Hairline Cracks

Hairline cracks in your stucco wall can grow into larger cracks, potentially causing a safety hazard for the foundation of your home down the line.

Painting stucco fills in these small, seemingly harmless cracks to prevent them from growing, whilst also greatly improving the appearance of your home, allowing you to enjoy the aesthetics for much longer without costly repairs.

In certain circumstances, we may be able to fill larger cracks, though this would need to be discussed during your free consultation.

4. Provides Curb Appeal

Having a good-looking home increases your home’s value and makes it stand out in your neighbourhood. Painting stucco is a simple solution to greatly improve the aesthetics of your home, so it looks great for many years to come. The right coat of paint can give off a great first impression to visitors, neighbours and potential buyers, which is definitely a win for stucco homes.

Our Exterior Stucco Painting Process

When it comes to painting stucco, we’ve developed a process that allows us to put the customer first. We work with you closely every step of the way to ensure you’re getting the look you want, at a cost you can afford. Contact On The Spot Painting to find out more.

Free Consultation

Our painting services always begin with a free consultation. We will come out and visit your property so we can see the existing stucco house for ourselves. We will discuss what you want your home to look like, as well as make any recommendations that may be necessary.

After walking through your property and assessing your stucco paint requirements, we will provide you with a no-obligation quote so you can know what you’re expected to pay before any work begins.

Proper Preparation

Before we even lift a paint roller, we need to prepare your stucco home for a fresh coat of paint. Typically, this involves pressure washing your home’s exterior before covering any exterior finishes such as window and door frames to protect them from the paint.


Next, we apply at least two coats of high quality acrylic latex paint or elastomeric paint in the shade you’ve chosen to the surface of your house.

We always use high quality paint so you can feel confident knowing your paint job will be long-lasting and the stucco on your home exterior will be maintenance free.


We’re not happy unless you’re happy so the final step in painting stucco is to do a walkthrough with you. During the final walkthrough, we will answer any questions you may have, provide advice for making the most of your stucco house and make sure that you’re 100% happy with your exterior paint.

FAQ’s For Painting Stucco

Q. How Much Does It Cost To Paint My Stucco Home?

A. The cost for painting your home will vary, depending on the size of your home and the type of paint that you would like.

Before we begin any paint project, we perform a free consultation so you’re fully aware of all costs involved before prep work begins.

We guarantee professional results every time, so please contact us to enquire about how much it will cost to paint the exterior stucco walls of your home.

Q. How Long Does Painting Stucco Last?

A. Stucco paint typically lasts 5 – 10 years, though there are factors that can influence this, including environmental and weather conditions.

If you take care of your home’s exterior and hire professional painters like On The Spot Painting, you can maximize your stucco paint’s lifespan.

Q. Should You Pressure Wash Stucco?

A. Stucco is notorious for collecting dirt and dust over time so it does require a pressure wash to keep it looking fresh. However, two coats of a good paint will help keep a large amount of dirt at bay, as opposed to collecting like it does with fresh stucco.

Naturally, your home exterior may need a quick clean with a pressure washer to get rid of any accumulated dirt, but your home maintenance will be minimal.

Q. Why Does Stucco Turn Black?

A. Stucco can often turn black in areas, due to the accumulation of algae Gloeocapsa magma, which feeds on the calcium carbonate in the unpainted stucco mixture and causes cells to appear dark-coloured.

Painting your stucco can ensure it looks fresh for years to come and prevents unsightly black patches.

Q. What Kind of Paint Should You Use On Stucco?

A. At On The Spot Painting, we only use the best paints from high quality paint manufacturers. Acrylic latex is the most commonly used paint type for stucco, though elastomeric paint is typically favoured for stucco that contains surface cracks.