11) Question: “Does Elastomeric paint prevent leaks?”

Answer: NO! Too many people believe a fresh coat of paint will cure all the ills that befall a leak distressed stucco structure. The product is designed to be a water resistant coating which purpose is seal the stucco and protect it from moisture absorption. Its elastic properties allow it to bridge small “hairline” cracks which may exist in the stucco. Cracks of this size are normally not water intrusion points. It will make the property look fresh but there is NO problem it will cure except ugly paint.