According to the Stucco Manufacturer’s Association, Fog Coat is a cement-based finish that is stucco without the sand. It can be made in just about any stucco color, and allows for patching, blending, freshening up, and re-coloring.
Fog coating is the process that applies color to the original stucco while maintaining the porosity of the stucco. It’s applied with a pneumatic sprayer, not unlike what you would think of as a paint sprayer. The nozzles are a bit different but otherwise fog coating looks like you are painting. Coatings will adhere and bond to the original stucco texture and give the same or similar texture as before.
Why Fog Coating?
One of the big mistakes homeowners make with stucco homes is to paint them. Stucco was meant to breath and painting seals the stucco surface and it can’t breath so moisture can build up. This creates some secondary conditions, the least of which could be staining. Stucco finished homes are very common in San Diego, and Southern California. Most stucco can come in many textures and patterns from a stippled sand texture to a troweled knocked down look. And when the stucco need freshening or a new finish, the first thing a homeowner thinks is house painting.
The primary purpose of fog coating is to achieve walls of uniform color. Stucco fog coating process also allows for re-coloring stucco in addition to freshening up the existing color. Fog coating can also be used to overlay stains caused by dirt washed from roofs, discoloration and surface coverage. This can be applied to any stucco texture, whether it be sand float, Spanish, brocade, dash or other.
Advantages Of Fog Coating
Fog coat is a more permanent and durable option than painting as fog coat becomes part of the underlying stucco. It never flakes, peels, or requires sandblasting. It’s an easy, economical, long-lasting application that can be matched to virtually any stucco color. So when it’s time to rejuvenate your stucco, applying fog coat is the smart solution.
Fog Coating Applied By Experts
The specialists from Nurse Stucco will make sure that the fog coat is applied correctly to achieve the desired effect. Professionals at Nurse Stucco are true artists with years of experience through which they have developed their talent. The pride we take in every task is evident from both the finished product and our satisfied customers.