I want to change the colour of my stuccoed house and was originally thinking about paint, but I was wondering about re-stuccoing or just covering it all up with siding. The house is 16 years old and the stucco is soft and crumbly in places (a friend joked about "meringue stucco" but that's actually not a bad description!) so I know it will need patching. In spite of the crumbly-ness of the stucco, it's hanging in there. Any ideas about best-value approaches (the lower the cost, the better, of course!)?
I'd also like to change the colour of my metal eavestroughing, soffits, and metal exterior doors. Any thoughts about electrostatic painting, specifically, is it expensive??