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Hello .. Rich here
do you still wish to chat about this project ?
have you gotten estimated to paint the buildings ? to compare the costs of the labor involved ?
how much area are you talking about covering in this project ?
Labour for painting and stucco (marmaran) are about the same $13-15k for both buildings.
The total wall sft is 15k.
Material cost for stucco (marmaran) is $20k - (Accrocrete S10 or similar)
Material for acrylic paint is $4k
Trouble is I cant find a paint which will cover the "swirl" and make a flat "sand" finish.
OK .. so the biggest difference in cost is the stucco material
let me check on other materials and get back to you
at first thought
I do not think that we are going to find a paint that will completely fill in the swirls on the first application
I am thinking that you will have to have something troweled on to completely fill the swirls and give you a flat finish
I guess the next thought is .. how flat a finish are you looking for? how much of the swirl can you tolerate showing thru the new finish ??
one more thought .. that stucco is a premixed product , I think
have you thought about mixing a sand and mortar mix skim coat stucco on site ?
I seem to think a ton of sand mixed with the mortar mix, like 3 or 4 bags, would cover about 4000 sqft in a skim coat
I was also thinking about having a sand texture sprayed on like they do a popcorn ceiling and then have it troweled smooth obviously not a heavy popcorn texture .. but a sand finish type stuff
the guys in this area use a squeegee to knock down the texture finish