Acrylic (Synthetic) Textures And Finishes

Acrylic (Synthetic) Textures And Finishes

Acrylic stucco is a little bit different than the traditional form and thus has different characteristics and properties that come with it like textures and finishes. Acrylic stucco is basically like an exterior quality paint that has sand mixed into it. There are a wide variety of different textures that you can achieve from using this particular material.

What Textures Can Be Achieved Using An Acrylic Or Synthetic Type Of Stucco?

Really, there is no limit to how many different types of textures you can achieve using a synthetic or acrylic stucco. You can basically achieve 90% of the same finishes that you could with traditional type stucco, but it will have a few minor differences that you need to take into consideration. For a more complete list of various finishes and textures, click here.

  • Acrylic textures will range in depth from: 1/16″ to 1/8″

  • Can range from traditional finishes to specialty ones

  • Usually comes in a fine, medium or coarse base: This is basically the size of the aggregate used in the mix, fine is smaller particles and coarse is the largest ones.

Fine Aggregate

Fine Acrylic Stucco

​Medium Aggregate

Medium Acrylic Stucco

​Coarse Aggregate

Coarse Acrylic Stucco

Specialty Textures Offered By Certain Manufacturers:

There are some “specialty” type of textures that various manufacturers offer on top of the other types of acrylic finishes. These have special aggregate added to the mix, you just need to add a color bottle to achieve the correct color and apply the material, according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

These are simply just added textures and resemble an entirely different look than the “traditional type of acrylic finishes”. There really is not too much of a price difference (in most cases) and will usually require you to special order them, seeing as how distributors will likely not have them in stock.

Here are a few examples from a couple of different manufacturers:

​LaHabra’s Perma-Finish And Perma-Flex Samples:

  • Four different finishes to choose from: Smooth, Fine, Swirl and Coarse
  • If you would like to check out their page, ​then click here

LaHabra Smooth

LaHabra-Smooth

LaHabra ​Fine

LaHabra-Fine

LaHabra ​Swirl

LaHabra-Swirl

LaHabra ​Coarse

LaHabra-Coarse
LaHabra’s Perma-Finish And Perma-Flex Samples:
        Four different finishes to choose from: Smooth, Fine, Swirl and Coarse
        If you would like to check out their page, then click here

​Rl Rey Perma-Flex DPR Acrylic Finishes:

  • ​Six textures in total: Smooth, Fine, Medium, Max Tex, Swirl Fine and Coarse
  • Here is a link to their page
El-Rey-Smooth
El-Rey-Medium
El-Rey-MaxTex
El-Rey-Swirl
El-Rey-Coarse

Here is a few more companies that have their own acrylic line of products, that may or may not include specialty finishes:

I did not include every single texture that is available for acrylic/synthetic applications, as there are so many to choose from and many different variables that come into play, like location, distributors, etc. Do a little research on your own to find a texture that you like and see what is right for your project. Good Luck!

Rl Rey Perma-Flex DPR Acrylic Finishes:

    Six textures in total: Smooth, Fine, Medium, Max Tex, Swirl Fine and Coarse
    Here is a link to their page
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 hope you find the information here useful and if you have a question that requires a more in depth answer, then please check out my consultation gig. Thanks for stopping by!

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