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Should stucco be primed before painting?

Yes, always
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In most cases
44%
In some cases
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Question: Should stucco be primed before painting?
Top Answer (44% of 34 votes): In most cases.

Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Yes, a primer should be used in most cases
Coatings by Chris
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: You must prime your bare stucco before you apply a finish coat of paint. The primer you use should be matched to the exterior paint you choose to use. Each paint manufacturer will tell you on the label of their finish paint what the compatible primer is for a given substrate. For example, if the surface being painted is new wood, they may say to use oil primer or a water based primer. In your case, one manufacture may feel an oil primer is better than a water based primer. Avoid amateur chemistry! Do not buy a bargain primer and hope it will work. Only use the specific primer as recommended and manufactured by the finish paint company.
Colorado Concrete
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Can be the difference in a good paint job and seeing mistakes
Anthony Shelton Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It depends on the application
Four All Seasons Construction
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Yes, priming stucco before priming is best.
Cantu's Painting Service
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: It be painted with a concret masonry paint. Most of time stucco is already colored premixed before applying. Yes prime if not
A&B Painting
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Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: If it is new stucco it should be primed.
DelFavero Decorating Service LLC
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Priming always provides the best adhesion for paint
Pro Painting & Design
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: You need to check the ph level of the stucco to determine what needs to be applied.
Al & Brian's Painting
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Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Raw stucco needs to be primed to seal the alkalinity of the concrete in the stucco to keep the finish coat from posing loose. Stucco that has beven previously painted (sealed) can be pressure washed and then painted
Bushco Contracting
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: New stucco needs to be primed and many paints this days are both paint and primer.
Karoll Julian Inc.
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Stucco is a porous material, it is a good idea to seal it off with good primer/sealer.
ArtsWorks
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