Exterior Texture Coating Vs Paint: What You Need to Know
If your existing house paint has seen better days, it may be time to add a fresh coat. However, before you opt for paint again, consider the many benefits you get from choosing exterior texture coating instead. Here’s a closer look at the differences between texture coating and paint.
Paint is not waterproof, but texture coating helps protect against mold and mildew growth in humid environments. Water can’t penetrate through texture coating from the outside, but moisture produced on the interior can leave your home as a vapor, allowing your house to breathe.
Paint adds color, but it absorbs up to 90% of the sun’s UV rays. This heat transfers to your home’s interior and makes the air conditioner work harder.
On the other hand, the thick barrier provided by texture coating helps prevent the intrusion of cold air and extreme heat. By reflecting the sun’s rays, your home’s surface temperature drops by up to 40 degrees. The potential energy savings are significant; according to the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, you could save up to 21.9% on your cooling bills.
If the ground shifts beneath your home, which is liable to happen in earthquake-prone California, stucco is bound to crack. Vibrations, settling buildings and thermal expansion are all causes of cracked stucco.
While paint with its limited flexibility cracks alongside the stucco, texture coating seals and bridges cracks. It’s thanks to texture coating’s superior elasticity with up to 400% elongation. It waterproofs porous stucco and provides long-term protection against future cracking.
Once paint starts chipping, the only thing you can do is strip the paint and repaint the stucco. Poor maintenance may result in water damage and rot.
Texture coating has no special maintenance requirements. If the surface becomes soiled, simply clean it with light water pressure and mild detergent.
Chip, Peel, Flake and Crack Resistance
Paint is a thin, fragile substance that begins to chip, peel, flake and crack from normal wear and tear, including exposure to harsh UV rays, wind-whipped sand and eroding rain. Texture coating withstands the elements much better because it’s thicker, stronger and more flexible.
It’s normal to need to repaint your home every 5 to 10 years. Each time, you pay thousands of dollars to restore a quality look to your home. However, with texture coating, you never have to paint your house again. A lifetime warranty makes texture coating a great investment for your home.
To learn more about why texture coating is superior to paint, please contact us online or call us at 818-483-3531.