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Old 10-01-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I am considering the purchase of a single story 1400 sq ' house as a rental property. It is a painted brick house and it is very plain. To jazz it up, I was wondering about the cost of getting it stucco'd. With just a bit of curb appeal I think it would be a winner. Anyone know the cost?
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Oh, here's a photo of the house; do you think it would look good?
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Cost to Stucco a small house-11383269-1.jpg  
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Since the brick is already painted, stucco-ing would require a lathe (more$$$)- a scratch coat wouldn't stick very well (existing painted brick)- lending itself to premature failure.
If your intent is as rental property- you'd obviously want it to be as maintainance-free as possible. I would check to see the cost of removing the paint vs. the stucco option.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Oh, good to know! Thanks!
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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In my opinion Stucco will ruin the character and feel of the home.

Just paint it a new color or sandblast the home. Either way avoid stucco, ew!.

Also, you might be better off accenting some of the home with stone veneer.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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I'd just paint it a new color and give it some character with complimentary color for the entrance brick sticking out, trim, and perhaps the carport too.

I wouldn't bother sandblasting it. There could be some ugly brick under that paint.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I think I'll work on the trim color as Hopes suggested. thanks!
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