How to Get Decorative Elements in Your Stucco Facade

Jan 16, 2015

Stucco is a great option for homeowners looking for a siding that will add protective elements to their home’s exterior but that is also flexible in terms of the aesthetic it will provide. The following are a few ways that you can get decorative elements in your stucco façade:

  • Colors – In addition to choosing a colored stucco finish, which usually consists of a white cement and a wide range of colored pigments, you can also scrub a Portland cement-based paint onto the stucco surface.
  • Fog coat – You can improve the look of your stucco by adding a fog coat, which is a light application of a cement based slurry, which will help to even out the appearance of the stucco surface.
  • Built-out shapes – You can enhance your stucco exterior with the use of built-out shapes, such as decorative tiles, cornices or quoins. These shapes are often referred to as plant-ons due to the way they’re attached to the surface of stucco. Basically, an expanded polystyrene foam section is attached to the basecoat using an EIFS basecoat material.


If you know you want to get your home exterior project done, but are feeling stress about paying for it all at once, we can help.

Our financing partner, GreenSky, has sensible payment plans that work for homeowners who prefer to pay in installments. You can also ask your JoCo Siding & Window Co. sales representative about the details!

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