How to clean stucco walls and ceilings

Stucco may be brightened and discolorations concealed by painting with cement-water paint. Since the cement-water paint will fill hairline cracks, only serious defects need be pointed up.

The surface should be cleaned according to manufacturer’s directions before the paint is applied. In hot, dry weather, the surface should be dampened when applying the paint.

If the stucco has previously been painted with an oil-base paint, the cement-water paint will not adhere well, and an oil-base paint or a resin-emulsion paint should be used for repainting.