Cleaning Exterior Stucco Walls

Cleaning exterior stucco is an essential maintenance task that not only enhances the overall appearance of your home. If you are considering cleaning exterior stucco, you can also rely on the guidance of the Sunny Coast Stucco team. Stucco is a popular choice for many homeowners due to its durability, versatility, and aesthetic appeal. However, over time, stucco surfaces can accumulate dirt, grime, and other unsightly elements that can detract from its natural beauty.

eroded exterior stucco
eroded exterior stucco

Importance of Cleaning

Exterior Stucco

Cleaning exterior stucco is not merely an aesthetic concern. It also plays a vital role in maintaining the longevity of your stucco surfaces.


Over time, dirt, mold, mildew, and pollutants can accumulate on the stucco, leading to discoloration, deterioration, and potential damage.


Regular cleaning not only restores the stucco’s original beauty but also helps in preventing costly future repairs and ensure its longevity.

cleaning the outside exterior wall

The Cleaning Process


Before diving into the cleaning process, it’s important to understand the composition of stucco. Stucco is a mixture of cement, sand, and water that forms a hard, plaster-like surface when applied to walls. Cleaning stucco requires a delicate balance of removing dirt and grime without causing any harm to the stucco itself.


We Will Follow These Basic Steps for Cleaning Exterior Stucco Walls


Inspecting the stucco surface: We begin by examining the stucco for any signs of damage or areas that require special attention.

Preparing the cleaning solution: We create a cleaning solution of stucco cleaner with water, made for stucco walls. We avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can damage the stucco.

We will cover and protect shrubbery and areas as needed. As we work around the building, our workers will take care to not damage the landscaping.

Applying the cleaning solution: We will use a soft-bristle brush and/or sponges to apply the cleaning solution evenly on the stucco surface, making sure to work it into small sections, crevices, and corners to ensure thorough cleaning.

Scrubbing and rinsing: We will gently scrub the stucco using circular motions to loosen dirt and grime and then follow with rinsing the cleaned area with water before moving on to the next section.

Drying the stucco surface: We will want to allow the stucco surface to air dry completely and then inspect it for any remaining dirt or stains. If any is discovered, we will address that area in particular.


Hire Sunny Coast Stucco for Your Exterior Stucco Cleaning


While it is possible to clean stucco surfaces yourself, hiring professionals like Sunny Coast Stucco can provide numerous benefits:

  • Expertise and experience: Professional stucco cleaners have the knowledge and experience to identify the best cleaning methods and products for different types of stucco.
  • Safety precautions: Stucco cleaning may involve working at heights or handling cleaning solutions. Professionals are trained to follow safety protocols, minimizing the risk of accidents.
  • Time and cost-effectiveness: Cleaning large stucco surfaces can be time-consuming and physically demanding. Hiring professionals saves you time and effort, allowing you to focus on other priorities.


Maintenance Tips Between Cleanings


To keep your exterior stucco in excellent condition, consider the following maintenance tips:


  • Regular inspections: Regularly inspect your stucco for signs of damage, cracks, or areas requiring attention. Timely repairs can prevent further deterioration.
  • Cleaning schedule: Establish a regular cleaning schedule to remove dirt and grime before they accumulate and cause more significant problems.
  • Preventing damage: Take precautions to protect your stucco, such as avoiding pressure washing at high settings or using sharp objects that could scratch the surface.


Cleaning exterior stucco is a crucial aspect of maintaining its appearance and durability. By following the appropriate cleaning process and using our professional services, you can achieve pristine stucco surfaces that enhance the beauty of your home or workplace.


We’d love to help you in cleaning exterior stucco with the appropriate cleaning process. Give us a call to do a complimentary inspection and schedule your cleaning. Contact us by calling (619) 230-5203 here in San Diego, CA, or filling out our online form.

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