Benefits of Fog Coat
- Economical way to revive aging stucco
- Provides better coverage than just painting
- A fast way to “even-out” color variations
- Easy to apply
- Allows texture to remain the same
- Allows future stucco applications
- Long life – low maintenance
- Can be applied over fresh stucco
- Won’t blister or peal like paint
- Vapor permeable- Allows surface to breathe
- No primer necessary
- Flat, non-gloss finish
- Available in all standard LaHabra colors
**(custom colors available upon request)
LaHabra Fog Coat is a spray-applied portland cement coating which cures to become part of the stucco surface to which it is applied. Fog Coat is manufactured to exacting LaHabra standards that are the industry benchmarks of quality, consistency and reliability – the same ones expected from all LaHabra products.
Fog Coat will revive the existing color and natural beauty of stucco. Fog Coat can also be used to eliminate color differences caused by job site conditions like changes in weather or repairs.
What Is Fog Coat?
According to the Stucco Manufacturer’s Association (the world’s leading authority on the care and maintenance of Stucco), “Fog Coat is a cement-based finish that in simple terms is stucco without the sand. It can be made in any stucco color (except the very darkest colors), and allows for patching, blending, freshening up, and re-coloring stucco.”
Fog coating is the process that applies color to the original stucco while maintaining the porosity of the stucco. Fog coating is applied with a pneumatic sprayer, not unlike what you would think of as a paint sprayer. The nozzles are a bit different but otherwise fog coating looks like you are painting. Fog coating will adhere and bond to the original stucco texture and give the same or similar texture as what previously existed.
Why Fog Coating?
Painting stucco is one of the biggest mistakes we see. Stucco was meant to breath and painting seals the stucco surface so it can’t breath allowing moisture to build up and create some secondary conditions, the least of which could be staining. Stucco finished homes are very common in Southern California. Stucco can come in many textures and patterns from a stippled sand texture to a troweled knocked down look.
The primary purpose of fog coating is to achieve walls of uniform color. The stucco fog coating process also allows for re-coloring stucco in addition to freshening up the existing color. Fog coating can also be used to overlay stains caused by dirt washed from roofs, discoloration due to soil clinging to and staining the base of walls and to cover non-removable efflorescence on the surface of newly-applied or aged plaster. Fog coating can be applied to any stucco texture, whether it be sand float, Spanish, brocade, dash or other.
Advantages Of Fog Coating
Fog coat is a more permanent and durable option than painting as fog coat becomes part of the underlying stucco, which never flakes, peels, or requires sandblasting. It’s an easy, economical, long-lasting application that can be matched to virtually any stucco color. So when it’s time to rejuvenate your stucco, applying fog coat is the smart solution.
Fog Coat By Experts
The experts at Fog Coat make sure that the fog coat is applied correctly to achieve the colorization or stain coverage desired. At Fog Coat we pride ourselves as being true artists with years over 25 years of experience. The pride we take in every task is evident from both the finished product and our satisfied customers.
Fog Coat Corporation is the leader in providing the highest quality exterior fog coating/allegro cement coating to commercial, residential and HOA clients in and around California. As members of the Stucco Manufacturers Association, we highly recommend fog coating/allegro cement coating as the preferred finish for stucco because of its breathable qualities.
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