USA: Stucco: Manufacturers
Stucco is a type of plaster used on the exterior of buildings. It may be either acrylic or cement based. One or more coats can be applied to masonry to give a waterproof, self-colored, and attractive finish. Stucco never needs painting, and if well applied it provides a very durable exterior coating. To provide good crack covering properties, some stucco has a high polymer content. It can also be cast in molds into decorative shapes such as cornices, trims, sills, bands, quoins, arches, and columns.
The following leading manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colors and materials, and care and maintenance.
LaHabra. LaHabra, which is headquartered in Anaheim, California, is a leading supplier of external finishes. It was founded in 1926, and now has warehouses and sales offices throughout the USA. It manufactures a wide range of exterior products, which are either cement based or acrylic based. LaHabra Exterior Color Coat is cement based. It never needs painting, is termite and rot resistant, provides better fire protection than wood based claddings, and is vapour permeable. It is available in 52 colors. Specialty products include Aged Limestone and Tuscan.
Prime Architectural Mouldings. Prime Architectural Mouldings, based in Concord, Ontario, Canada, is a leading manufacturer of architectural mouldings. Its website is organized into: Trims, Cornices, Sills & Bands, Stucco Brick & Stone Mouldings, Custom Mouldings, Columns Pilasters & Quoins, and Keystones. Prime Architectural mouldings are lightweight and easy to install. They are designed to withstand very low and very high temperatures, sunshine, rain, ice and snow. They are resistant to mold and can be used in humid climates.
Sto. Sto Corp., which has its USA headquarters in Altanta, Georgia, is a leading global supplier of render, plaster, and related products. It supplies engineered fiber-reinforced cement finishes under the Sto Powerwall brand name. The Powerwall system comprises a Base, an optional Primer, and a Finish layer. Sto's elastomeric finishes use high polymer content and marble aggregate instead of quartz. They are designed for maximum crack bridging and to minimize pin holes; they can be applied at half the thickness of conventional finishes, saving weight and time.
Trim Technologies. Trim Technologies, based in Pismo Beach, California, is a leading manufacturer of exterior stucco moulding forms for homeowners, contractors, architects, and developers. The resulting stucco trim is more durable than wood or foam alternatives. It can be applied directly above lath, and does not warp, leak or break down. The product range includes Single Bands, Belly Bands, Pot Shelves, and Arches. The forms are made by combining wire, paper and non-toxic hot melts bent to achieve desired shapes. They are fixed with galvanized nails or screws with only enough force to keep the form in place until it receives the first plaster coat.
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