Cracking and Bulging House? Stucco Painting and Repair Services

Homes made of stucco are known for long lasting and low maintenance characteristics, making it a perfect medium for houses in our area. The durability in it means that when you find a crack or bulge, you should be concerned. You could be looking at stucco painting and repair services.

For this geography, it’s likely your stucco deficiencies are from moisture intrusion. It’s important for you to consult a professional to determine the cause, appropriate repairs and patch work that may be necessary. Let’s look at each issue and see what your home is trying to tell you.


Even the smallest crack can signify underlying damage. Less than 1/16 inches, and more than likely means your home’s exterior integrity is likely not in danger. Repairing them will allow you to head off a bigger issue that could be starting to show up.

To repair a small crack, get a high quality caulk and brush for stippling while the caulk is wet. This helps the repair to blend into the exterior of your stucco. After it’s dried, you can paint it to match.

Larger cracks are indicative of a more significant issue inside your walls. These cracks are typically found at the intersection of vertical walls, window corners or door frames. Since they are deeper, potentially water could be getting into the building. You’ll want to address this quickly and thoroughly with .

It’s best to consult a professional for these deep lesions in your home. They will have the knowledge to diagnose and repair the issue. Deep cracks are best addressed by a professional with abilities to look at what the causes are and how best to fix them and the underlying issues causing them.


Just like your waistline, bulging is never a good sign. Normally it signifies water trapped inside your walls that is causing the walls to warp. Softening of the stucco can allow it to absorb water and weight, eventually breaking away from the wall. This allows for a host of issues, like paint failure, rot, mold, smells and potentially irreparable damage.

Since this is often a more intricate and multi-faceted repair, you will want to consult a professional, like the crews from CertaPro Painters of Davis/Weber Counties. They will need to find the source of the wetness before beginning any repairs. Once the wetness is resolved, the repairs can be made which includes repairing the stucco, replacing plaster and adding texture to blend the repair.

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Learn more about our stucco repair and painting options then contact us. Our team provides house painting and peripheral services. Schedule a free estimate or call 801-747-1027.