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How Much Does Stucco Cost?

 
 average costMedium: $12,000-$18,000 
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Traditional exterior stucco is made of natural materials; it consists of three layers or coats of a mix of sand, cement and water, applied over a wire or wood lath. Mock or synthetic stucco is lighter, and often uses a foam insulation base.

Typical costs:

  • Stucco installation runs around $6-$9 a square foot, or about $12,000-$18,000 for a 2,000-square-foot exterior of a 3-bedroom home, depending on the complexity of the project, the location and the local economy.
  • Costs vary considerably for smaller projects, such as repairing the stucco after installing new windows. For example, a Northern California contractor has a minimum fee of $1,200 to repair stucco around two medium-sized windows.
  • DoItYourself.com[1] provides detailed directions for a repairing a small area of stucco. Materials would cost $20-$50.
Related articles: New Roof, Replacement Windows, Painting a House

What should be included:
  • HomeInspections.com[2] outlines common problems with one-coat stuccos and a specific type of synthetic stucco--Exterior Insulation Finish Systems or EFIS.
Shopping for stucco:
  • Or talk to other owners of stucco homes, suppliers such as lumber yards, bank loan officers, residential building inspectors and general contractors about which local stucco companies are best.
  • Get (free) estimates from several companies. Be sure they're properly bonded and insured, licensed in your state[3] and don't have complaints with the Better Business Bureau[4] .
  • Ask about the contractor's length and type of experience, especially if there's something unusual about your project. Request (and check) references from satisfied customers.
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Adobe Trowled Finish
Amount: $28,500.00
Posted by: Randy Anderson in Napa, CA.Posted: November 26th, 2017 09:11AM
Sq Ft of Home: 5500Stories: 2
Contractor: Luke
This was a tough house to stucco. The lathers said it was the hardest job they'd done because of all the exposed timbers and corbels. We already had scaffolding in place. The stucco consisted of:
hand nailed lath (bit stronger than stapled), three layes of paper
scratch coat with fiber
brown coat with fiber
one month cure time
Primer coat to help with color match
1st synthetic stucco, trowled and brushed with sponge
2nd synthetic coat trowled and brushed
The finish looks like a California white washed adobe
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N/a
Amount: $80.00
Posted by: The Builder in Bay Area, CA.Posted: October 5th, 2017 04:10PM
Stucco in the Northern California area:
Regular 3 coat system -scratch,brown coat & finish coat
Medium finish runs between 80-90.00 per yard.
Fine finish ( smooth wall) is 30% more = 117.00 per yard
STO or Le Habra finish
This is out the door price on average
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Stucco stone
Amount: $12,000.00
Posted by: JosephP in Tampa, FL.Posted: May 1st, 2017 04:05AM
Contractor: Detailed plastering &stucco
Wow this little lady patty and her husband were upmost professional stuck to their word great crew tight ran little lady worked harder then the guys beautiful stone lay bands and just exellant work and work ethicks
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Cracked and texture falling off entire house
Amount: $5,200.00
Posted by: Lisa VanZant in Albuquerque, NM.Posted: June 14th, 2016 01:06PM
Sq Ft of Home: 3,096Stories: 2
Contractor: Superior Carpet & Paint, LLC
Ken and Randy patched all of the gaps around my new windows and re-textured around the lower half of my house then painted the house and with with Sherwin Williams commercial paint, it looks like brand new!
They also painted the interior and installed new carpet and tile (they do beautiful work) and they didn't charge extra for repairing drywall or removing old paint from door knobs and hinges! there ph# is 505-510-FAST these guys are so professional and they gave me a lifetime warranty on all labor, I called Ken last month to repaint a shelf in my pantry that got stained (my fault) he repainted that day and refused to take my money! He said it's still under warranty!
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Great Work!
Amount: $45,775.00
Posted by: Foxman Shawn in Chicago, IL.Posted: April 29th, 2016 05:04PM
Sq Ft of Home: 2400Stories: 2
Contractor: moonboots
Very great job this guy did, he had it done in 4 days and he showed up to the job with all tools and only his dog to hold the ladder. I was surprised to see him finish this all by himself. we bought pizza and we were very happy with the work and the price of $45,775 dollars
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2 story 4 bedroom house
Amount: $24,675.00
Posted by: Fritz in Saint Cloud, FL.Posted: January 5th, 2015 09:01AM
Contractor: We Gotta Guy For That llc
These guys were great. ROB and his crew were very honest knowledgeable. We got 3 estimates and his wasnt the lowest but his references we stella and we chose him. We are very glad we did. 4 years and not a crack or complaint. Would use him again
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ripped off
Amount: $4,018.00
Posted by: Lainey in Black Mountain, NC.Posted: November 21st, 2014 05:11PM
Sq Ft of Home: 16x16 additionStories:
Contractor: CIC, LLC
These guys didn't seem to know what they were doing. They used J-channels around the arches, then made them rounded. They used the wrong metal in the corners also. It cracked in a dozen places in the first few weeks. We asked that fiberglass be used and he said he used a "tried and true" method. He knows nothing of the modern methods known to reduce cracking.
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excellent job
Amount: $96,570.00
Posted by: REZA in Studio city, CA.Posted: February 21st, 2014 02:02PM
Sq Ft of Home: 4800Stories: 3
Contractor: premier construction
Benny Pelerman is the owner
he and his crow were experts and really polite.they give me free estimation and when it comes to knowledge of stucco and stucco related products he showed me the book with over 200 different color and materials with all scenario that may help me to chose my color and then before he start he gave me 3D colored designed of my house with he color that I had chosen .they put a beautiful color coat of stucco over all side walls and my new house exterior walls and pool.because of his job my new house looks really amazing.the closest bid out of 4 contractors was $14000 more.their work couldnt have better.the trim makes my NEW house stand out as the nicest house on the block.i think he is number 1.his number is 818-270-0270
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New Veranda
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: Roland Steedlam in San Marcos, CA.Posted: February 15th, 2013 09:02AM
Sq Ft of Home: 2750Stories: 2
Remodeled veranda of upstairs master suite. Stucco work consisted of 2 new half-height walls extending 6' from the edge of the house and repairing stucco adjacent the french door-frame leading out to the veranda. 1 guy for about 8 hours (4 hous day 1, then he came to paint and finish a few days later).
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Stucco Home and Perimeter Walls
Amount: $5,700.00
Posted by: Chris Whit in Bardenton, FL.Posted: September 7th, 2012 02:09PM
Sq Ft of Home: 1600 plus garageStories: one
Contractor: Randy
he did a great job and it has been 7 years w no complaints - would cost more to do now I would think
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Hard coat synthetic
Amount: $34,300.00
Posted by: Mary and john in Colorado springs, CO.Posted: July 29th, 2012 06:07PM
Sq Ft of Home: 6,800Stories: 3
Contractor: Gonzalez stucco
Andres and Lupe where the highest rated company I found in Colorado very proffecional clean job and very polite here is their site if you would like a quote http://gonzalezstucco.com/ they are mid range price but well worth it my savings in energy is about 40% amazing I'm saving 149 a month of course I got new windows etc but you see the picture pays itself
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San Diego Stucco
Amount: $3.00
Posted by: Vince in San Diego, CA.Posted: March 21st, 2011 04:03PM
Sq Ft of Home: 1152Stories: 1
I was told that with no frills, the price would be between $3.00 and $3.50 per square foot.
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Lime-based Stucco
Amount: $75,000.00
Posted by: Mr. Thomas Balmer in Boca Raton, FL.Posted: March 3rd, 2011 05:03AM
Sq Ft of Home: 5000Stories:
Contractor: Gorgeous Homes,
We saw a house with walls like the ones you see in Italy, absolutely beautiful, so, we knocked on the door and asked the homeowner abt the contractor who did their house and the experience. We were told a company called Gorgeous Homes is one of the few that actually has Artisians to do this kind of Stucco. Even though it was higher than the other Stucco, we went for it and now our house is really nice. We are very happy with their work and final outcome.
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Cilas Concrete Construction in West Palm Beach, FL!!!!!!!
Amount: $14,233.00
Posted by: Jarred C. in Riveria Beach, FL.Posted: October 7th, 2010 07:10PM
Sq Ft of Home: 2430Stories: 1
Contractor: Cilas Concrete Construction
These guys came exactly on time. Performed work in a really professional matter. And with Great Quality!...My neighbors were all jealous..lol... They made construction around the house seem like a breeze. No complaints
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RE-Stucco.
Amount: $35,000.00
Posted by: a user in Ottawa, Other.Posted: August 31st, 2010 09:08AM
Sq Ft of Home: 8100Stories: 2
Contractor: Langtry Co.
Very happy with the final product. They've done other work for us and always professional. Thank you!
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stucco or foam stucco
Amount: $21,700.00
Posted by: David Stern in Brooklyn, NY.Posted: February 5th, 2010 06:02PM
Sq Ft of Home: 3100Stories: 2 storys
Contractor: UrbanWalls
These guys did a good job with no problems! I had priced 2 other contractors but this guy work was the best.
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RE-STUCCO
Amount: $17,700.00
Posted by: Rich Glover in Fresno, CA.Posted: April 23rd, 2009 02:04AM
Sq Ft of Home: 1683Stories: 1
Contractor: qualtex
3 day job
seemed quick way to spend $17,700

5 5 gallon buckets of primer

2 5 or so gallons of final

was 25% off so initial price was $17,700
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stucco pros in pittsburg california
Amount: $5,500.00
Posted by: robert dunnes in antioch, CA.Posted: February 27th, 2008 03:02AM
Sq Ft of Home: 1650Stories: 2
Contractor: steve bossert patrick brophy
these two were experts when it comes to knowledge of stucco and stucco related products.they put a beautiful color coat of stucco over my existing,dingy old stucco.my house looks brand new and all the neighborhood is green with envy.they also put foam trim around my windows and garage door.the closest bid out of 4 contractors was $3500 more.their work couldnt have better.the trim makes my NEW home stand out as the nicest house on the block.five stars for these two.steve/pat 925 497 2043 925 435 7378
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excellent work
Amount: $5,000.00
Posted by: tom d in pittsburg, CA.Posted: February 23rd, 2008 10:02AM
Sq Ft of Home: 1000Stories: addition
Contractor: stucco steve and pat
these two were professional ,clean ,courteous and finished when they said they would be finished.excellent quality,no cracks,no rough areas.
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