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Is there any easy way to closely match an existing stucco color if I
want to do very small touch-ups? For example, touch-ups measured in a
few square inches.

Where do I buy stucco final coat colors from?

Does anyone sell kits that let you create your own colors for small
touch-ups?

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Is there any easy way to closely match an existing stucco color if I
want to do very small touch-ups? For example, touch-ups measured in a
few square inches.

Where do I buy stucco final coat colors from?

Does anyone sell kits that let you create your own colors for small
touch-ups?



Isn't there a coat of paint on the stucco?


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Isn't there a coat of paint on the stucco?


No, stucco can be colored without painting it. It goes on with whatever
color it is going to be already in it.


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Ojas wrote:

Where do I buy stucco final coat colors from?


Most paint stores have color computers. Bring in a small sample of the existing
paint and they will mix up a reasonably close copy. The computers do not work as
well on rough surfaces though.

If the color was a standard stucco color and you know the manufacturer, you
should be able to get a paint code from them. They also sell a product called
fog coat, which is a cement based color spray that's designed to blend in
repairs to an existing wall.

The larger problem is that the existing color tends to change over time, so
using a manufactures stock color will never match perfectly.

Does anyone sell kits that let you create your own colors for small
touch-ups?


You won't be happy with the results. Most people aren't skilled enough to be
able to blend their own colors. For example - adding white to a color does not
make it lighter.

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Yes, stucco can be colored with paint, or the color can be mixed into
the final coat of stucco: the latter is what I'm trying to match.



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Yes, stucco can be colored with paint, or the color can be mixed into
the final coat of stucco: the latter is what I'm trying to match.


Sounds worse than having the water heater blow out while you're on vacation.
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Where do I buy stucco final coat colors from?


Colored sanded grout from the tile department. Blend two or three to match
via trial and error. The eye is very sensitive to slight but abrupt
changes in shade, so this is difficult.
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Colored sanded grout from the tile department. Blend two or three to match via

trial and error. The eye is very sensitive to slight but abrupt changes in
shade, so this is difficult.
well worth a try.....on 115 year old stucco, never painted! Thank you for the
suggestion.

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