Advice on Acrylic vs. Elastomeric paint on smooth stucco exterior
Hi Everyone...a bit of a paint novice here.
We just had our home re-stucco'd with smooth color integrated stucco. The result was that we liked the texture but not the integrated look. Additionally we didn't like some of the hair-line cracks that started popping up in some areas (which i'm told is common). Our GC recommended using an acrylic coat on top of the stucco to give a uniform look and also add additional protection to the stucco. I also hear Elastomeric products are the way to go...not sure what to do. Any folks with experience on this? Do the two products give a different finished look aesthetically? Pluses or minuses of one vs. the other?
We're in the Bay Area (in case that makes any difference in terms of weather, etc.)