What Are The Different Stucco Textures That Are Available?
The most common stucco textures and stucco colors typically seen today in the San Diego and California region are shown on the following pages and were supplied to us by Technical Services Information Bureau (TSIB).
Apptek Stucco has many choices available for stucco textures and stucco colors.
Lace Finish Stucco – A Lace Finish is the stucco finish used most often in lower priced and tract homes. It has historically been the favored finish of production home builders because it is the least expensive to install, and hides imperfections well. It will only very seldom be used in higher end custom homes.
Heavy Sand Finish Stucco (16/20 Sand) – A heavy sand finish is a popular finish that is applied using a foam float that brings the sand grains evenly to the surface. Because of the grain size, this finish does a reasonably good job of hiding imperfections.
Fine Sand Finish Stucco (20/30 Sand)– Same as heavy sand but with a finer grain size. This finish is a bit more elegant that the fine sand and hides imperfections to a lesser degree.
Dash Finish Stucco – This stucco finish is sprayed by a specialized texture machine resulting in an even and consistent texture. Dash finishes have a bit more contemporary feel and are common on contemporary, or commercial / institutional properties.
Montalvo / “California” or “Cat Face” Finish – Are common in traditional, Mediterranean, Spanish, or “Old World” the finish is smooth toweled but with random relief textures referred to sometimes as “cat faces” because of the random patterns of the relief textures.
Santa Barbara Finish / Santa Barbara Stucco – A Santa Barbara Finish is a very smooth rich classic stucco finish with only very minor relief textures – The color is beautifully variegated due to the hard trowel application. This finish is found in the nicest most elegant homes and traditional structures – despite the fact that these finishes will always tend to exhibit minor surface cracking, they are considered to be among the most desirable.
Smooth Santa Barbara Finish – A smooth Santa Barbara Finish is just like the Santa Barbara Finish, except with no relief textures at all. This stucco finish is perfectly smooth and spectacularly beautiful.
Acrylic (Synthetic) Finishes
Smooth Acrylic Finish – A smooth Acrylic (Synthetic) finish with the durability and color stability associated with Acrylic Finishes. These products have color stability without the color variegations associated with conventional cement-based stucco. Acrylic finishes can be acquired to match selections in most any color chart.
Fine Acrylic Finish – A "Fine" Acrylic (Synthetic) finish is smooth, but less smooth than "Smooth Acrylic" from a distance, say. 20 feet or more away, the finish is beautiful, appears smooth with no obvious texture. - Fine Acrylic Finish has color stability without the color variegations associated with conventional cement-based stucco. All Acrylic finishes can be acquired to match selections in most any color chart.
Sand Acrylic Finish – A "Sand" Acrylic (Synthetic) finish is sand finish much like conventional Medium Sand Finish, the finish is a more affordable choice due to faster application time. Sand Acrylic Finish has color stability without the color variegations associated with conventional cement-based stucco. All Acrylic finishes can be acquired to match selections in most any color chart.