The 5 Most Popular Types of Stucco Finishes With Pictures
Stucco is a timeless, versatile siding material. There are seemingly endless ways to apply stucco that result in different, unique finishes that enhance your home’s overall curb appeal.
At Builder Boy, we are a licensed general contractor and full-service home remodeling company that has been perfecting the art of custom stucco finishes for over 20 years.
To help narrow down your choices, we have compiled the top 5 most popular types of stucco finishes to use for your home siding to help you decide which is best for you.
What Are The 5 Most Popular Types Of Stucco Finishes?
Sand Stucco Finish
The sand stucco finish, also known as float, is arguably one of the most popular types of stucco finish. The name “sand” comes from its grainy appearance as actual sand is mixed in with the stucco to achieve its texture. The end result can be more fine or coarse depending on the type of sand you use.
Cat Face Stucco Finish
The cat face finish, also sometimes referred to as the California finish, features a smooth surface with rough patches throughout the design. These rough patches vary in size and spacing depending on how you want the end result to look.
Lace Stucco Finish
Lace finish, also known as lace and skip or skip and trowel, is one of the most popular types of stucco finishes as it’s a great solution for hiding imperfections.
Smooth Stucco Finish
As one of the more time consuming finishes to achieve, the smooth stucco finish has a clean and simply elegant appearance.
Santa Barbara Stucco Finish
If you are looking for an elegant finish, look no further than Santa Barbara stucco. Also known as the Santa Barbara Mission finish, this finish is often used on Spanish style homes and is usually left natural and unpainted. The finish features two coats that result in a beautiful irregular finish that is semi-smooth.
Choosing The Right Stucco Finish For Your Home Siding
When choosing your stucco finish, consider the overall design style of your home. Each stucco finish will work with most styles, but some are better than others.
If you are ready to hire a professional to guide you through choosing each step of the stucco process including picking a finish, find a quality contractor like Builder Boy that will go above and beyond to make sure the vision you have for your home design becomes a reality. Take the first step to starting your project by requesting a free estimate today.