Application of polished stucco does not have to be a difficult job. Use a steel trowel or spatula, letting each layer dry before moving on to the next. Once the final layer has dried, you can move on to the polishing. This does not mean complete curing, which takes 24 to 36 hours, but rather a superficial dryness after 2 to 3 hours. Use the spatula to press the surface very firmly, repeatedly. For additional smoothness and water resistance, you can add a layer of wax coating. For a more antique-looking finish, sand the surface with fine grained sandpaper, bringing out the sandy texture in the plaster. Remember to seal exterior surfaces for protection from the elements and humidity, as well as increased general durability. It’s important to keep a few things in mind when considering and applying polished plaster stucco. Be sure the background is clean and dry, not flaking or peeling, and free of any particulates or dust, or anything might cause problems with adhesion or durability. It may be helpful to store the containers of stucco in an area that does not freeze. A cool, dry place, protected from direct sunlight is preferable. Try to work during temperate times, not too hot and not too cold. Avoid excessive humidity when applying the polished stucco. Ensure appropriate seasoning of the stucco by protecting the completed surface from rain, wind and fog as long as possible. If possible, apply in a continuous manner, to avoid differences in colour and evenness. As in the application of any paint or chemical product, take care to avoid direct contact and wear the appropriate safety equipment.

Polished plaster stucco will be a beautiful and timeless addition to your residential or commercial property, applied inside or out. If applied correctly, it will be long-lasting and easy to maintain, creating a stylish and inexpensive finish.

We have created some sample boards of marble Stucco in our workshop and are quite pleased with the result. The quality is good, and I feel confident in it enough that I will be applying Stucco in my office as a sample feature wall soon. Stucco is historically one of the most sophisticated wall decoration methods, and King Painting is excited to be adding it to our painting repertoire.We have two professional painters who are now trained in Stucco techniques, utilizing various samples of interior gloss and Matt finishes. We are using different types of Stucco material including Rococco, which is elegant and refined looking. The special technique used for application, combined with the unique material formula, ensures that the surface will be water-repellant and dirt-resistant.

For more information on the benefits of polished plaster stucco, as well as the options for colour and texture available, contact King Painting today.

Our Stucco services include:

- Venetian Plaster – Interior Only
- Marble Stucco - interior
- Maximus – Interior & Exterior
- Stone – Interior & Exterior
- Travertino – Interior & Exterior