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Fog Coating Stucco Walls, A Helpful Guide

Fog Coating Stucco Walls, A Helpful Guide


Fog coating your stucco walls can be very helpful if you have old or new stucco that uses a traditional cement-based finish and has either discoloration, inconsistent color throughout the wall or any other type of problem like that.

If our code is basically a cement like paint that actually becomes a part of the wall itself unlike standard paint that is a layer on top of the stucco.

Listed Lookout some of the common questions regarding fog coating in general to get a better understanding of what the whole process is like.

What Is A Stucco Fog Coat?

Like I mentioned earlier, a fog coat is basically a powder that has a color to it in one water is added to it forms a specific type of
paintable like material.

Unlike paint, this material actually will become one with the stucco surface and penetrate into the wall.

It will not color the stucco all the way through but it will provide a stronger and longer lasting bond than paint ever could.

Applying The Fog Coat

This is only an option if you have a cement-based finish on your stucco home and it cannot be applied over painted surfaces or acrylic or synthetic finishes.

Where Do You Buy Fog Coating Material?

Since the fog coating material is somewhat of a specialty item I have only seen it personally at stucco supply yards and have never seen it in a hardware store. I have checked online and noticed that some Lowe’s and Home Depot do carry a La Habra fog coat mix but not all the stores seem to stock them and since the company that makes the product is La Habra stucco, it will only be good for that brands particular colors in their stucco lineup.

So here house happens to use another manufacturer’s stucco finish then you may notice that the colors don’t quite add up and are not that closely matched to what you will need. I would recommend: over to your local stucco supply yard to see if they have the manufacturers products that were used on your project.

The Cost To Fog Coat A Stucco Wall…

The cost to fog coat your exterior walls can vary greatly but is really inexpensive compared to all the other aspects of stucco in general. You’re basically painting the outside of the wall using some type of spraying apparatus and the work goes fairly quickly and is quite easy once you get the color matching aspect down. If you do this yourself you can save tons of money but if you’re not confident in doing this you will spend a little bit more hire a contractor to do it.

I can’t really give you a square foot cost because all of the different contractors are very different with their bids but what I can tell you is the price of the material on average and that is roughly around $.02-$.10 per square foot. The price will very little that depending on which manufacturers products you are using, how much color has to be added to the mix and other variables like that but that is a pretty good figure and I wanted to throw it out there to show you how cheap the material side of the project is.

Stucco Fog Coat Colors That Are Available…

There are so many different colors the fog coat can actually come in and that really depends on which manufacturers product you are going to use.

Each manufacturer has their own line of colors for their particular stucco fog coats that directly corresponds to their finish colors in their traditional type of cement-based finishes. So it makes sense that every company would have a fog coat color that matched their finish color.

Fog Coat Colors

So you take a number of companies that are out there and each one has anywhere from 5 to 20 different colors available and you get a lot of different options. You can actually add more or less color to accommodate a lighter or darker color when you spray it on the wall so this is another variable that comes into play when looking at all of the different colors that a stucco fog coat can potentially have.

About the Author The Stucco Guy

My name is Ryan and I have been in the construction trades for many years now and I feel that there is a huge "knowledge gap" when it comes to particular trades.... like stucco. I made this site to inform others about the simplicity of the art and that many people can do stucco themselves, if they put their minds to it. I hope you find the information here useful and please don't hesitate to contact me by leaving a comment. Thanks for stopping by!

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