How to Effectively Clean Stucco: Preserving Your Home’s Charm

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Stucco home exteriors are popular for their durability and classic appeal. However, as time goes by dirt, mold, and mildew can accumulate. Regular cleaning and maintenance will keep it in tip-top shape so that your home will maintain its curbside appeal. In this blog, we’ll show you how to clean stucco and preserve its longevity.

Understanding the Cleaning Process

Before cleaning stucco, you’ll need to gather all of your supplies. Gather a soft-bristled brush, mild detergent, and water. These effectively clean a home’s exterior surfaces without causing any damage.

Cleaning Techniques

Combine a little bit of your detergent with water. Using a soft-bristled brush, carefully rub the stucco in small circles, and avoid applying too much pressure. Once you’re done cleaning, rinse the area with water.

Stain Removal 

Stubborn stains may need a stronger cleaning solution. If you notice mold or mildew on stucco, remove it with a solution of bleach and water. Be careful when using bleach as it may cause discoloration. We recommend testing the bleach solution’s effect in an inconspicuous spot first. Once you’ve applied it, thoroughly rinse the area with water and make sure you remove any residue. Also, it’s important to note that mixing bleach with soap can create toxic fumes. 

Post-Cleaning Maintenance

To keep dirt from building up, consider a “clean as you go” approach. It’s important to regularly inspect stucco. Be on the lookout for dirt, mold, and mildew. By removing them promptly rather than allowing them to build up, you can make the cleaning process a lot easier. Also consider applying a sealant to protect your stucco and preserve its appearance.

By following these cleaning tips and performing maintenance practices on a regular basis, you can keep your stucco looking its best for years to come. By gently cleaning it with the proper tools, your stucco will remain a source of pride that elevates your home’s charm. If you’d like more information on how to care for your stucco, Robey is here to answer all of your questions. Get in touch with us today.