How to Price Stucco Job

Stucco installation, removal, resurfacing and repair come with various range of pricing options. There are many factors that could affect the cost of your stucco – the kind of service that you need either repair or installation; the type of stucco and materials that you will use; the scope of the area that you want the stucco to cover; additional repair to the base framework; and other extra furnishings added.

In this article, we will focus on the cost of labor across different stucco jobs: 

Stucco Labor Cost

When installing your stucco, the labor cost accounts for 25% to 33% of the total cost. This labor cost will cost more for a three-coat stucco and ess for a one-coat stucco.

The average range for the stucco labor costs is around $2 to $3 per square foot or about 30% of the total cost. This includes the equipment costs adding $0.40 per square foot. The average cost of labor in stucco installation is around $35 to $50 per hour per laborer. Usually, it takes at least three workers and three days to finish the installation.

The state or region you live in will determine the exact labor cost for the job. 

Stucco Inspection Cost

On average, the inspection cost for stucco installation is about $900 with most people spending between $600 to $1,200. These estimated costs are based on different conditions such as the location, the size of the property, and the square footage of stucco. 

Prior to installation, a stucco inspector normally performs a visual inspection to check if there are any damages that need to be repaired first before working on the stucco and to ensure that the stucco is being properly installed.

Stucco Removal Cost 

The average estimated cost for stucco removal on metal lath is around $1.05 per square foot and $1.20 per square foot on wood lath. While on the average home, the anticipated stucco removal cost is between  $900 and $2,100. The cost may go higher if your walls are over 8’ high and need scaffolding. 

Cost to Remove Old Stucco Siding 

If the old stucco siding has to be removed, it can be easy for a homeowner that has some experience working on ladders and scaffolding.  Otherwise, you will need a professional to do the job for you. Here are the estimated costs for professional removal and disposal of the stucco siding.

Stucco siding: $2.50-$4 per square foot

Aluminum or vinyl siding: $1-$2.25 per square foot

Your previous stucco siding will be removed and broken down into movable parts using hand tools. You may add the cost if there are any necessary flashing and caulking needed. Depending on the company you hire, there may be an additional charge for the disposal fee as your old siding has to be trashed. 

Stucco Resurfacing Cost

The estimated cost of stucco resurfacing costs is around $3 to $6 per square foot. If there are several cracks on the wall, it may need to be re-applied. The cost depends on the existing condition of the stucco and the finishing you prefer. However, if the lath is loosening from the studs or mixture has entered underneath, there’s a need for complete removal of the stucco.

Stucco Repair Cost

Usually, the estimated cost for stucco repair is around $8 to $50 per square foot or from $200 to $800 on average for a patch and touch-up painting. This price range depends on the condition of the base framework. If there are holes or cracks in the wall, the cost of fixing these may add up to the total price.