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Stucco veranda

It’s easy to freshen up a stucco veranda with a little bit of help from Resene.

Repaint your stucco veranda

Room for improvement with Mark Rayner - Project 02

Difficulty level: Moderate

Room: Exterior veranda
Condition: Very good
Ceiling: Tongue and groove previously painted with waterborne satin paint
Woodwork: Previously painted with waterborne semi-gloss paint
Walls: Stucco previously painted with waterborne satin paint

You will need:  Bucket, clean cloths, drop cloth, garden hose with clean running water, paintbrushes, paint roller and tray, paint stirrers, Resene AquaShield tinted to Resene Pipi, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Half Alabaster and Resene Burnt Crimson, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Half Alabaster, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Paint Prep and Housewash, rubber gloves, sandpaper, stiff-bristled brush.

Step 1
Step one
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water.
Step 2
Step two
Wearing rubber gloves, thoroughly soak the veranda ceiling, wall and woodwork with the solution and leave for 48 hours.
Step 3
Step three
Mix one part Resene Paint Prep and Housewash to three parts clean water.
Step 4
Step four
Scrub the veranda ceiling, wall and woodwork vigorously with the solution using a stiff bristled brush.
Step 5
Step five
Rinse the veranda ceiling, wall and woodwork with clean water and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Lightly sand the ceiling to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 7
Step seven
Lightly sand all the woodwork to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 8
Step eight
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 9
Step nine
Carefully stir the Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Half Alabaster. For a flatter finish you could use Resene SpaceCote Flat instead.
Step 10
Step ten
Apply two coats of Resene Half Alabaster to the tongue and groove ceiling, cutting in around the edges first with an angled brush. Use a wide brush or appropriate roller to apply the main body of paint, working in the direction of the grooves. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 11
Step eleven
Carefully stir the Resene AquaShield.
Step 12
Step twelve
Apply two coats of Resene AquaShield to the stucco wall, cutting in around the edges first with an angled brush. Use a wide brush or a roller to apply the main body of paint to the wall. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 13
Step thirteen
Carefully stir the Resene Lustacryl.
Step 14
Step fourteen
Apply two coats of Resene Lustacryl to all the woodwork (apart from the windowsills and doorsteps), cutting in around the edges first with an angled brush. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 15
Step fifteen
Carefully stir the Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Burnt Crimson.
Step 16
Step sixteen
Apply two coats of Resene Burnt Crimson to the windowsills and doorsteps cutting in around the edges first with an angled brush. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.

Handy hints: Make sure you choose the correct roller sleeve for each painting job – textured surfaces such as tongue and groove and stucco will require a different roller sleeve to smooth walls. If in doubt, ask your local Resene Color Shop expert. Because stucco is so heavily textured it has a greater surface area than a flat wall so take this into account when estimating the amount of paint required.

Top tip: When painting an exterior area, avoid working in strong wind or direct sunlight as this may cause paint to dry too quickly. In hot weather it may be necessary to use Resene Hot Weather Additive to slow the drying.

To get the look: Mark previously painted the concrete floor with Resene Walk-on paint tinted to Resene Delta.

Other ideas: For a fresh coastal look consider a combination of cool pastel greens or blues.

Download a PDF of this project

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