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For homeowners who want a different look for their homes, they can choose from a variety of masonry products for the exterior of their houses instead of traditional wood or vinyl siding. One such product is stucco, which is a cement plaster traditionally made from sand, cement, lime and water. Another is faux stone coatings, of which Spraystone is one of the most popular brands.
What is Spraystone?
Spraystone is one of the stucco alternatives on the market which is made from a mixture of lime, water, and an acrylic polymer. It uses aged lime as the binder and not the acrylic, to give the surfaces covered with it smooth appearance of real stone. Both products look great on the exteriors of homes, or they can be used for architectural elements both inside and outside the house.
Advantages of Spraystone
Stucco is a great product if it is applied correctly because it offers more energy efficiency over other types of exterior siding, it is flame retardant, so it burns slower than wood or vinyl siding, and it also has noise reduction qualities. Since its components are similar, Spraystone also offers some of the same qualities as stucco but has several other advantages.
Looks Like Stone
After Spraystone has been applied and dries, it provides a smooth surface like limestone. This surface is durable and can withstand exposure to the elements, or it will hold up well under use when installed inside your house. It can be finished in a wide variety of colors and patterns to resembles granite or marble in appearance, depending on the chosen color.
Contractors who work with this faux stone product are trained in how to mix it and apply it to all types of surfaces. It is applied using a spray gun powered by an air compressor. All contractors who work with SprayStone are certified in its installation, so customers can be assured the contractor has been trained by the manufacturer to ensure the product’s beauty and longevity.
Both stucco and SprayStone are environmentally friendly options as they don’t use toxic chemicals. SprayStone doesn’t use oils or high amounts of VOCs, and it is water-based, so any product which has been over-sprayed is easy to clean-up. This product offers the look of real stone, but since it is a plaster type mix, no stones have been removed from the earth, but you still get the look of granite in your home.
This faux stone product costs far less than the stone it imitates for the surfaces in your home. If you want the look of granite or marble in your kitchen, baths or the foyer of your house, marble or granite tiles are very expensive. However, with SprayStone, a contractor can achieve the look you want for far less than the price of stone tiles.
Whether you want SprayStone installed on the exterior of your house or used for interior architectural details, you will get to enjoy its unique, realistic stone appearance.