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Question DetailsAsked on 5/15/2011

Painting on stucco

Do you use a different kind of paint on stucco, than on the Hardiplank?

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There are paints for pretty much anything—including stucco and Hardiplank. A lot of latex paints can do double (or triple, or quadruple) duty, but be sure to check with your painter or an expert at the paint store before you start a project.

Answered 9 years ago by Angie's List


Assuming all things are equal; clean, sound surfaces in same environment with similar vapor pass-thru.... then no, you should use the same paint on Hardi-board and stucco. They are both cement. Apply a premium, 100% Acrylic finish.
- Key points: bare stucco performs better when primed with an acrylic resin sealer (google "porterlock", "Aqua-seal" etc.) as it penetrates and provides uniform porosity under top-coat, not critical on sound substrate but prefered. Same primer acceptable for Hardi but not necessary. After cleaning Hardi, two coats of above mentioned top-coat is the proper coating system. Don't be discouraged after first coat; Hardi looks horrible with one coat. Check with manufacturer' specs at and be reassured. As always prep and quality paint is critical.

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Bluewater Painting

Answered 8 years ago by Bluewater Painting

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