Granada Stucco project involved a 1930’s Spanish Colonial home facelift. We covered the old surface with a poly bond adhesive and fiberglass mesh before applying a new coat of Santa Barbara stucco for a smooth, arctic white finish.
This Granada Stucco project required the used of stucco; but what is Stucco?
Stucco or render is a construction material made of aggregates, a binder, and water.
Stucco is applied wet and hardens to a very dense solid. It is used as a decorative coating for walls and ceilings, and as a sculptural and artistic material in architecture
Smooth Santa Barbara Stucco
Granada Stucco project required us to go further and apply a Santa Barbara Stucco finish. A Santa Barbara Stucco finish is:
often confused with a smooth finish, a Santa Barbara stucco finish is formulated to achieve a semi-smooth, is a special material that uses much smaller sand particles to achieve the finished look, it has irregular texture similar to the early California adobe style buildings.
To achieve it’s unique texture, the brown coat is not flat like in the smooth coat, giving it depth, character and elegance. Depending on the materials used, it can be applied with a trowel or sprayed on.
Santa Barbara Stucco finished look can have slight color variations because it consists of a nearly completely smooth surface with underlying undulations due to the cement based nature of the product, which you can fog coat or paint later for a more uniform color.
The end product of this facelift is a brighter house with more details that catch the eye at a simple look. It stands out from the neighbor’s houses.
Now the entrance is inviting and the landscape is drought resistant, which the colors helps give the house a fresh and vivid look.
The landscape also helps contrast the white color of the stucco to balance the overall look of the house. At the end, the homeowners received more than a facelift on their house,