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Should I Tint Or Paint My Stucco Finish?

Whether or not to paint or tint the finish coat of EIFS is a question asked fairly frequently. There are some simple guidelines to follow if you are debating whether to tint or paint stucco finish. The factors involved include the desired color and the texture.

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Red Stucco Tape – not just for Stucco

Applications Red stucco tapes are designed to stick securely and tear easily for fast and efficient prep for buildings before the stucco application starts. The reason red stucco tape is red is to easily distinguish it from masking, painters, electrical, and duct tapes. Stucco tapes can be used on wood, masonry, metals, vinyl, stucco, and painted surfaces. Stucco tapes are often used around door and window frames to protect from damage during construction. It can also be used as masking to protect from dust, debris, and overspray.

UV Resistant Stucco tapes can be used on interior or exterior applications. A good quality stucco tape is UV resistant. UV resistance provides protection for the surfaces beneath the tape the harsh effects from sunlight in outdoor applications. It is also resistant to a large temperature range. This tape will hold up in both warm and cold temperatures.

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Moisture Prevention in EIFS 

In the past, EIFS has gotten a bad rap. This was thought to be due to EIFS being defective by design. But it was discovered that the problem was not limited to EIFS, but also to traditional Hard Coat stucco. The problem was improper installation and allowing moisture to penetrate the system through roof eaves and window/ door installations. That moisture was then stuck in the system allowing substrate deterioration. Moisture prevention is crucial to the application of EIFS and stucco systems.

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