Stucco & Plaster

Stucco and Plaster-The Most Versatile of Finishes

With their roots in ancient history, stucco and plaster are still two of the most popular finishes for modern buildings. Plaster and stucco can be used to create almost any desired result and are cost-effective with an excellent ability to hold paint. Keep in mind that stucco and plaster are sometimes used interchangeably, while the two are similar, they have important differences that effect their use.

Stucco

Like plaster, stucco is traditionally made of an aggregate, a binder and water. Modern stucco is generally composed of Portland cement, sand and water, with lime added to increase its permeability. Stucco is generally applied to the exterior of buildings, but is occasionally used as a decorative interior finish as well as a sculptural medium. Stucco may be colored by either adding pigment such as oxide to the mix or it may be simply painted once it has had enough time to cure.

Stucco is typically applied in three coats, a scratch coat, a brown coat and a finish coat. The material should be placed over wire mesh to increase durability and longevity. The finish coat can be sanded, smooth or textured based on your preference.

Among the Benefits of a Stucco Finish

  • Versatile
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to apply
  • Durable
  • Plaster

Plaster

Typically used as an interior finish, plaster usually starts as a dry powder mixed with water or a pre-mixed paste. However, plaster remains relatively soft after setting, allowing it to be finished and textured with tools or sandpaper. Plaster also holds paint well after setting and is more durable than simple drywall mud. This makes it a popular choice for interior walls and ceilings.

A Plaster Finish Offers an Array of Benefits

  • Long-lasting
  • Takes a short time to apply
  • Produces little dust
  • Does not require sanding
We have all of the supplies you need to complete your plaster or stucco job, including:

Stucco Blend
Smooth and Sanded Woncote
Casing Bead
Mini/ Veneer Bead
Arch Bead
Bull Nose Bead
Wide Flange Bead
Corner Bead
Fiberglass Mesh
And much more

You need the right supplies to get the job done right, whether you're an International General Contractor, local Sub-Contractor or a do-it-yourself homeowner. We can discuss your job's specs, walk you through your choices and provide everything you need for your plaster or stucco work. We have the supply partner expertise you need to answer your questions and help anticipate any potential pitfalls on your job, allowing you to complete your work smoothly and within your deadline.

For a quote on your job, fill out our online form or call us today.