Most stucco system failure is caused by poor installation by untrained, unmanaged field crews whose goal is to beat the clock and get paid. They are not allowing the stucco to cure between coats, not controlling hydration of the stucco, and painting too soon over uncured stucco, abating its curing process. When stucco is not hydrated correctly it will lead to excessive cracking. When painted too soon, the stucco does not reach the proper hardness and will remain that wayfor the life of the stucco. However, we maintain our reputation for excellence by properly installing stucco systems per manufactures recommendations.