How do you take an ordinary surface and turn it into an extraordinary surface? Decorative stuccos are the answer to that question! Coming in a wide variety of colors, textures these cement and lime-based plaster may be more familiar to many of you by its old name, Venetian plaster.
Decorative stuccos are an easy way to add texture and depth to any wall or surface where you want to present an image of something other than just plain, vanilla boring. Decorative stuccos work to create warmth and depth in a room or add a touch of old world style to exteriors of houses.
Exterior and Interior Use
Decorative stuccos have a high humidity and mold resistance factor thanks to their primary ingredients of lime and cement. You can safely use decorative stucco both inside and outside your house and in pool or bathroom areas.
Many times decorative stucco is used to accent a part of a room or add dimension to ceilings. By using a stucco along with traditional paint you can give the impression of depth where little may exist originally.
Sound and thermal insulation also makes decorative stuccos popular in many homes. Stucco is very popular in parts of New Mexico and Arizona because of its ability to help keep heat out in these otherwise temperate climates.
Types of Decorative Stucco
There are such a wide variety of decorative stuccos on the market that you should take the time to match up exactly what you are trying to accomplish before purchasing one. Often decorative stucco may have many purposes.
Decorative stuccos come in a wide variety of finishes from high-gloss to matte, from smooth to rough. Each finish brings with it certain characteristics of the stucco that may be suitable for the environment you are putting it in.
Often matte finishes are suitable for public areas with high traffic and humidity factors. A high-gloss finish would normally be found in bathrooms and pool areas because of its resin content.
You can add a new dimension to your house and home improvement projects by putting down the paintbrush and trying out a decorative stucco to add a bit of flair to your next project.