There are a many differences between traditional stucco, which is cement based and acrylic stucco (or synthetic stucco), which is made primarily of acrylics.
They each have their own characteristics, challenges, textures and colors. I am going to explain what these are and try to insert as many pictures as I can, so you can make a definite distinction between the two and choose which one is right for you.
Basically acrylic stucco is a high quality paint-like product that has aggregate mixed into it, that acts as a finishing texture. It usually comes in 5 gallon buckets and is white when in it’s raw form.
Color bottles are used to color the material and usually need to be mixed to the bucket, in order to achieve the desired color that is shown on manufacturer’s color charts.
Next, a drill, with a special mixing attachment is used to mix the material and the color bottle together for approximately 3-5 minutes.
Acrylic Stucco Brands:
There are a wide range of manufacturers that carry acrylic and synthetic stucco mixtures throughout the United States. Here is a list of some of the more popular ones that are available at most stucco supply yards:
Calls their synthetic/acrylics “Omega Flex” and “Akroflex” (very impressive selection)…
Click here to see their products page
Textures: They have a line of specialty products (mainly Akroflex) that has specific finishes for a particular Akroflex Product. Textures can also resemble those found on their ColorTek Line (Catface, Dash, Knockdown, Semi-Smooth, etc.)
Here are some specialty textures available through Omega:
Has many different acrylics that provide solutions to many different elements that can be found throughout the US. They are specially designed for specific applications that can protect against uv rays, staining, waterproofing and more.
Here is a quick list to their acrylic products:
Has three main types of acrylic/synthetic finishes that are designed for one coat, three coat and EIFS systems.
Perma-Finish EIFS & Stucco Acrylic Finish, Perma-Flex Stucco Grade Acrylic Finish, and Variance Specialty Finishes are the three acrylics products that they have to offer
Here is a link to their products page: Lahabra Acrylic Stucco Products Page
Be sure to check the second drop-down menu on their page in order to see only acrylic products
Western Blended Acrylic Products:
Premium Acrylic Plus: Comes in Classic, Super Fine, Fine, Medium and CoarseHere is a link to their acrylic products page: Western Synthetic Stucco Page
Here is a link to their acrylic products page: Western Synthetic Stucco Page
El Rey Acrylic Product Line:
They have two main products to choose from:
- Perma-Flex DPR Acrylic Finish
- Variance Specialty Finishes
Here is the page for their acrylic line: El Rey Acrylic Product Line (second drop down menu on right must be set to “acrylics”)
Six textures available for the Perma-Flex DPR Acrylic Finish:
Parex Acrylic Stucco Products:
Parex has three main lines of acrylics available and a huge selection of specialty textures to go along with them:
- The DPR Line, Parex USA Dry-Tex and Variance Specialty Finishes
- Here is the page where you can find all of their synthetic products: Parex
They have a wide variety or specialty textures available including: