The short answer: Don’t! But if someone already committed this sin, go ahead and add more. There are paints designed for stucco, but each paint layer negatively affects the exterior’s breathability (or “perm rating”). The less an exterior system breathes, the longer it takes for moisture to leave the wall cavity, creating a potential environment for mold. Stucco doesn’t bond to paint, so eventually paint will have to be sandblasted off your house. Sandblasting is a noisy, messy process that won’t endear you to your neighbors. The best solution? Re-stucco by applying a thin layer of colored cement.
“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all the Think Stucco employees for the wonderful stucco job on my home. The professionalism and personal care taken with each step was outstanding.I was truly amazed at the care that was taken to protect my property, especially my gardens. Everyone who worked on my home was kind, courteous, respectful. My questions were patiently answered, I received help in selection of color and texture and my calls were promptly returned - a pleasure doing business with Think Stucco!”