National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Would you do this project? According to our survey, 39% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.
The average price to Install Paint Stucco Siding noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.
How much does it cost to paint stucco siding? The contractor cost to paint stucco siding is $1,026 vs. doing it yourself for $210 and saving 79 percent.
It may not stop traffic, but a fresh coat of paint can do wonders to transform a house finished in stucco. On a porous substance like stucco, the paint to use is acrylic, which will allow the surface to breathe so moisture doesn’t get trapped and cause cracking and peeling. A paint facelift has a unifying effect that can transform an ordinary house while protecting its surface.
A painting contractor will charge $1,026 to prepare and paint a 1000-square foot house with two coats of an acrylic paint designed for stucco surfaces, such as Drylock®. That includes labor and material. You can buy the materials for $210 and do it yourself and save 79 percent.
For the best results, schedule the job so you’re not working in direct sunlight. Begin by cleaning the stucco with a mild wash down using a power washer and siding cleaner to remove dirt and mildew. Don’t blast it with high pressure; give the textured surface a gentle cleaning. When the stucco is dry, patch any holes or cracks with a stucco mix or acrylic latex caulk designed to seal the openings. Then prime the patched areas and let them dry before painting. Apply the paint by spraying it or using a good quality bristle brush or thick nap masonry roller.
Sherwin-Williams has this advice about Repainting Stucco.
Another bit of advice: Spray painting would be your better option here, rather than a roller, as you're going to cover a large surface. It's fun to use and definitely time-saving!
Now you know the average cost to paint stucco siding, which includes the labor and material, and what’s involved, so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a contractor.
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