Stucco & EIFS

Envision Any Shape, Any Color, Any Texture

Stucco & EIFS gives you the ability to let your creativity run wild. With foam shapes we can create columns, pillars and intricate stone moldings, and finish them with textures that range from super smooth to ultra-chunky.

There are many different types of systems that are common. Even within our different service locations we have cities that prefer traditional three coat stucco, one coat stucco and direct applied stucco. Each system is definitely unique and different.

Three Coat Stucco is the traditional method where 17 gauge metal lathe (chicken wire) is attached to the wall. After that the applicator will apply two coats of cement called a scratch coat, followed by a brown coat to create a smooth surface. This is usually built up ¾’s of an inch. After the cement has dried for the required cure time the applicator will prime the cement with an acrylic primer and then finish the surface with either a cement, acrylic, or elastomeric colored finish.

One Coat Stucco in our market is a little different in that the applicator will attach 1” foam to the wall, and then 20 gauge metal lathe (chicken wire) to the foam. Then the applicator will apply one coat of cement instead of two. After the cement has cured then the applicator will prime the cement with an acrylic primer and then finish the surface with either a cement, acrylic, or elastomeric colored finish.

Direct Applied Stucco is a system that does not require a traditional cement, but instead will use an approved half inch exterior grade cement board, like Perma Base. Once the cement board has been attached to the wall the applicator will use a cement base coat and imbed fiberglass mesh along all of the seams and joints, and then do that again over the full field of the wall. After the base coat has cured the applicator will prime the cement with an acrylic primer and then finish the surface with either an acrylic, or elastomeric colored finish.

EIFS is very similar to the direct applied system but instead of using cement board EPS foam forms the base. Another difference is that addressing each individual seam with base coat and mesh is not required, but the whole field of the wall does receive fiberglass mesh and base coat. After the base coat has cured the applicator will prime the cement with an acrylic primer and then finish the surface with either an acrylic, or elastomeric colored finish.

Parex is the line of stucco cements and finishes that we supply. You can find out more information at parexusa.com.

Armourwall 100 has a min. 3/8 inch total thickness – or thicker if required by a fire resistance rated or STC rated assembly and a maximum in accordance with ASTM C926. As a stucco assembly, Armourwall 100 provides a durable exterior. This assembly utilizes Parex 210 Armourwall Stucco Base Concentrate or 202 Armourwall Stucco Base Sanded. A range of Parex finish options can be applied over the stucco base with varying levels of warranty coverage dependent on the type of finish selected. Armourwall 100 is a superior choice over field mix stucco as the contents for the assembly are quality controlled ensuring a precise mix every time.