Frequently Asked Questions about Stucco

Do your services extend beyond Exterior Stucco?

Besides exterior stucco installations, we  specialize in stucco repairs, Cultured Veneer Stones, Brick and Stone staining, Jewel Stone, and both Interior and Exterior Painting.

Can you do Stucco in winter?

Absolutely, we're equipped to handle it! Our expertise in exterior stucco ensures that the materials cure optimally, despite the cold. We implement strategic safeguards to maintain the highest quality standards, which involve thoroughly tarping the designated installation area and deploying robust industrial heaters to sustain the perfect temperature for stucco curing. This meticulous approach guarantees that our stucco work remains uncompromised, delivering enduring beauty and resilience to your property.

How much does stucco cost?

This range can vary based on several factors such as the complexity of your project, the surface area to be covered, the type of stucco finish you choose, and the location of your property. It's essential to consider that additional elements like the preparation of the existing surface, design details, and any necessary repairs or modifications can influence the final price. To receive an accurate estimate tailored to your specific needs, we recommend scheduling a free consultation with the us. Typically, the cost of installing stucco is around $12 to $20 per square foot.

Can you provide examples of your past exterior stucco projects?

Certainly! We take great pride in our extensive portfolio of exterior stucco and stone projects, showcasing a diverse range of styles, finishes, and applications. Our completed projects include residential homes, commercial buildings, and custom stucco works, each reflecting our commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and aesthetic appeal review some of our best Exterior Stucco and Stone projects

Are there different textures and colors available for my stucco exterior?

Yes, there are numerous textures and colours available for your stucco exterior, offering a wide range of customization options to suit your specific style and design preferences. Stucco finishes can vary from smooth to coarse, incorporating patterns such as lace, dash, and Spanish-style textures, among others. When it comes to stucco colours, the choices are virtually limitless, as stucco can be mixed with a variety of pigments to achieve the exact shade you desire. This allows you to create a unique look that complements your property’s overall aesthetic and enhances its curb appeal. Whether you’re looking for a subtle, natural tone or a bold, vibrant hue, we can tailor the stucco’s appearance to match your vision.

What should I expect during the stucco application process?

During the stucco application process, you can expect a systematic, step-by-step approach that ensures a high-quality finish and durability. Here's a general overview of what the process typically involves:
Preparation: The first step involves preparing the surface, which may include cleaning, repairing any existing damage, and ensuring that the area is smooth and ready for application. This stage is crucial for ensuring that the stucco adheres properly and lasts for years.
Lathing: Next, a lath, wire mesh or fiberglass reinforcing mesh is installed over the surface to provide a supportive framework for the stucco. This helps the stucco material bind securely and contributes to its structural integrity.
Base Coat Application: The base coat, or scratch coat, is then applied along with the reinforcing mesh. This layer is crucial as it forms the foundation for the stucco finish. It's usually allowed to cure for a period.
Brown Coat Application(Traditional Stucco only): After the scratch coat has properly cured, a brown coat is applied to even out the surface, providing a uniform, smooth base for the final finish coat. This layer also needs time to cure, ensuring it provides a solid base for the finish coat.
Finish Coat Application: The final step is the application of the finish coat, which provides the visible surface texture and colour. This layer can be customized in various textures and colours, giving your building the desired appearance.
Curing: Once the final coat is applied, it needs time to cure and harden. The curing process is vital for the durability and longevity of the stucco. It's essential to ensure that the stucco remains undisturbed and is allowed to dry slowly to prevent cracking, discoloration or dry marks .
Inspection and Touch-ups: After the stucco has fully cured, an inspection is typically conducted to ensure the quality and integrity of the work. Any necessary touch-ups are made to guarantee the finish meets your expectations.

Does Stucco increase my home value?

Stucco is quite popular for its aesthetic appeal, durability, and low maintenance requirements, which are significant factors that can enhance the attractiveness of your home to potential buyers.

How do you ensure the longevity and durability of the stucco you apply?

We have been committed, as the best stucco contractors in Toronto, to ensure the longevity and durability of the stucco we apply by adhering to a meticulous process which incorporates high-end materials, expert craftsmanship and strict adherence to Ontario Building Codes for proper stucco installations.

Do you offer any discounts on your Stucco projects?

Yes, we are pleased and proud to say that we offer 5% discounts for non-profit organizations such as Schools, Religious buildings, Charitable organizations, healthcare facilities and environmental organizations.

Can you paint Stucco?

Yes, you can paint stucco. Painting your Exterior or Interior Stucco is a great way to refresh its appearance and enhance curb appeal. There are important considerations to be aware of when you paint stucco, such as properly preparing the surface, choosing the right paint and technique, as well as weather considerations.

What makes you a better Stucco contractor?

Our commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and customer satisfaction sets us apart as one of the best stucco contractors in GTA. Here are a few reasons why you're in safe hands with Holistic Contracting;
- We have over a decade of experience when it comes to exterior stucco installations
- We only use the top-quality stucco materials
- We provide customized stucco solutions to your specific needs
- We prioritize our clients' satisfaction above everything else
- We provide open and transparent communication
- We provide a 10-year warranty on our stucco installations!

How long does stucco last?

Stucco is renowned for its durability and longevity, often  anywhere from 50 to 80 years or more when properly installed and maintained. The lifespan of exterior stucco can be significantly influenced by several factors, including the quality of the installation, the climate in which it's installed, and the level of ongoing maintenance it receives. Regular inspections and upkeep, such as sealing cracks and repainting, can extend its lifespan and ensure it remains in optimal condition

How to clean stucco properly?

To clean exterior stucco, gently wash the surface with a mild soap or detergent mixed with water, using a soft-bristle brush or a low-pressure power washer. Always rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue. Avoid using harsh chemicals or high-pressure washing, as these can damage the stucco finish. Regular, gentle cleaning can help maintain the stucco's appearance and longevity.

Can you apply stucco over existing stucco?

Yes, you can apply stucco over existing stucco, provided the underlying layer is in good condition, stable, and properly prepared. The surface may need to be cleaned, repaired, and roughened to ensure the new stucco adheres securely and lasts.