Assessment: This Denver Country Club beauty was built in 1928 and was in need of a modern day makeover. The homeowners of this home were interested in getting rid of the unsightly hairline cracks on the hard coat stucco. Although not previously painted, the Denver Landmark Preservation group approved the painting of this stucco as Lime would be utilizing a premium stucco coating that is specifically formulated for the substrates beauty and durability. The result was a beautifully restored home that had been improved to protect the home for years to come. This home had extensive spider like cracking in the original hard coat concrete stucco body. This home also had intricate wood shutters that had been painted many times in the past. These shutters were experiencing cracking and peeling on the paint due to failed water seals on joints and extensive exposure to moisture and sun.
Advise: Due to the extreme durability of the hard coat stucco, there were not any thick cracks that needed patching. Lime advised this homeowner to use the high build masonry/stucco coating, Conflex XL by Sherwin Williams. The high build coating has the capability to be applied in heavy enough amounts to fill the cracks, sealing them from water intrusion and aesthetically eliminating the sight of spidering cracks.