Liyana Construction NYC: Add Value to Your Home by the Use of Prime Stucco
What is the application of Prime Stucco?
Prime Stucco is a paste composed of lime, plaster, cement, marble sand, and natural pigments, which is applied on the walls and ceiling as a decorative element. The stucco covers the walls giving them a luxurious, soft, and shiny texture, ideal for embellishing walls and ceilings. To stucco a surface, we must first have prepared the wall or ceiling on which the stucco maintenance will be applied. It will be necessary to cover the gaps and defects with putty and sand the wall until it remains wholly uniform and smooth. Then the first layer of stucco would have to be spread on the wall. This layer must be thin and will be applied with a steel trowel.
Next and without letting the first layer dry, we will apply a second one by moving the trowel diagonally. The Prime stucco covers the walls giving them a luxurious, soft, and shiny texture, ideal for embellishing walls and ceilings. Its application achieves an effect similar to marble with a velvety texture reminiscent of natural stones. Besides, exterior stucco paint not only has aesthetic results but also strengthens the walls and waterproofs them, preventing mold and humidity from accumulating.
It is a very versatile material that favors the molding and carving of shapes. It can be applied to concrete, plaster, or wood. Different dyes can be added, and the intensity of the color varied in each layer to achieve degraded finishes, which increases the artistic and decorative possibilities of this material.
Exterior and Interior Use of Stucco
Lately, it is often thought that Venetian stucco is the best option when we want a wall to be have an imitation of marble. It is somewhat challenging to achieve with standard paint. Although this type of stucco is not considered an easy technique, an expert can provide an excellent result. Also, its price is much lower than that of marble. Another use that we have seen, recently, that some of our clients have requested is to put a lime stucco in a bathroom that is tiled. They save themselves from doing the work of removing the tiles and, at the same time, they get a new and revamped image. The bathroom changes the style and is modernized. If the right materials have been used and applied with a refined technique, it becomes a resistant solution even for such humid rooms.
Price and Service
Although it is highly priced compared to traditional paint, there are many advantages that stucco gives us. Some are more subjective and related to personal tastes, such as the appearance and the decorative possibilities it gives us. For example, it allows us to create fascinating effects and imitate more expensive materials such as marble, discussed above. Others are more tangible, such as resistance to moisture. It usually has a long duration. Some say that, with proper care, well-applied interior lime stucco can last hundreds of years.
For this reason, it is often said that stucco is a long-term investment that also gives more value to the space in which it is applied. It is usually effortless to clean. Just scrub with a damp cloth as soon as possible. The longer it is allowed to pass, of course, the more difficult it will be to clean it. In many cases, it is also considered an excellent thermal insulator.
Advantages of prime stucco
- Easy maintenance: cleaning with water is enough to keep the stucco free of stains.
- Excellent durability and resistance: stucco is a stable and durable material with a useful life of 50 to 70 years.
- Economical compared to other materials: it is cheaper than the material whose finishes it imitates (marble and stone); however, it is more expensive than paint or wood.
- The appearance of great beauty, smooth, luxurious, and shiny texture.
- It revalues the place where it has been used due to its quality and appearance.
Some Cons of Stucco
But like everything, it also has its cons. It is not easy to apply; it takes a lot of time and requires specific and expensive materials. That makes it more expensive than paint. If the right products are not chosen, we may have unforeseen problems with the final color, or it may have to be painted often so that it does not lose its color. The latest prepared synthetic stuccoes are not compatible with the older stuccoes based on natural products. However, today there are also painters prepared to make stuccoes like those of the past.
If you are interested in putting stucco on, do not hesitate to ask Liyana Construction NYC for a specialist in the field. We are a local company and working in the Stucco sector in Brooklyn, New York. From us, the stucco specialist will be able to work with your budget and, if necessary, advise and recommend you on the stucco to be placed. Please feel free to request a quote from us and/or message us.