The Process for Painting Stucco and Concrete
Proper surface preparation is essential for a top quality paint finish. The main causes for paint failure are:
- Incomplete or improper surface preparation.
- Improper fittings around house (ie. failed caulking) permitting moisture to seep into openings.
- Wood touching moist ground.
- Poor ventilation.
- Painting over damp surfaces.
- Poor quality paint or improper mixing of paint.
- Careless application.
At Commercial Painting & Renovations Ltd. we use only the best quality paint available on the market. Good paint offers excellent colour retention as well as protection from:
- An unpredictable environment.
- Damaging weather.
- Sunlight and ultraviolet radiation (UV).
- Water and moisture.
- Ice and snow.
- High humidity.
- Drastic temperature changes.
Stucco/Concrete Painting Process:
- Scrape, wire brush to remove all loose paint/ stain. Make sure all remaining paint is adhering well to the surface.
- Pressure wash to remove any remaining loose paint/stain. Remove dirt, grease, chalk, etc.
- Check for cracks, knots or any openings in siding where water might enter. Apply caulking to seal all necessary areas, especially around windows, doors, trim boards and where siding meets masonry.
- Spot prime all exposed or bare concrete (block filler).
- Notify owner/manager of any major masonry repairs in writing prior to commencement of painting.
- Cover and protect all unpainted areas such as plants, personal items, etc.
- Apply finish coats as required to achieve a high quality finish.
Because of our extreme climate changes and difficult Canadian winters choosing the right paint for each surface is essential. We need superior adhesion and flexibility in a paint like that Premium 100% Acrylic Latex. Some commercial painters may not using the proper materials, call us for your next stucco or concrete painting job.