Don’t Put Up with Dingy Stucco – Whitewash It
Stucco walls can get extremely dirty from rain, wind, and other elements, but that doesn’t mean that you need to accept the fact that your home is going to be dirty forever. While you could simply wash your stucco every time it looks nasty, we think that you will have better results if you whitewash it. Whitewashing it just as easy as scrubbing down your stucco, yet it will look nicer for a longer period of time.
Before you get started on your whitewashing project, you will need to make sure that you have a few things on hand. Here is a list of items that you will need:
- A bucket
- A garden hose
- A giant potato masher
- A masonry brush or whisk broom
- Rubber gloves
Of course, you will also need White Portland cement, which turns into the whitewash that you will be using on your stucco. You will pour the White Portland cement into the bucket and add water to it before mixing it with the giant potato masher. The consistency that you are looking for is that of a pancake batter. If your whitewash is too thin, you will want to add more White Portland cement, but if it is too thick, you will need to add some more water.
Once you have your whitewash at the desired consistency, you will be ready to apply it to your stucco. This is easy to do, as you will dip your masonry brush or whisk broom into the whitewash and then brush it onto the stucco.
While whitewash is white, you can add color to yours with some masonry dye. It will be impossible to continuously match the color though, so you will want to mix up enough the first time to cover all your stucco.
It will take some time to brush the whitewash onto your stucco, but once you are finished, your house will look nicer than it ever has before. In fact, you may even wonder what took you so long to tackle this project, especially since you now have the nicest house in the neighborhood.