Another name for EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish System) is acrylic stucco. Acrylic stucco

started to become popular around the 1980’s, before that, Cementitious Stucco was being


There are a few difference between the two systems, mainly what it is made out of, acrylic

stucco is made out of… you guess it acrylic resins and/or polymers, while cementitious

stucco is mainly made out of Portland Cement. 


Acrylic Stucco can have a wide range of textures, though not as many as the cementitious

stucco. Like the cementitious, sand (aggregates) are used in order to create the texture in

the acrylic system. 


Colours for the the Acrylic Stucco are rich and vibrant meaning there is virtually no limit to

what colour you can achieve with Acrylic Stucco. Any colour of paint you see in a paint store

can be used in this application.