So no matter what type of covering your house has it needs to be painted! Especially in Northern Colorado and along the Front Range.  As you head to Red Feather Lakes on the edge of Livermore.  Look to the right before you head down the hill and you will see this house we painted last Summer(2017). Stucco absorbs paint because of it porous texture. It is recommend to do it sooner than later so that you do not have to repair the cracks from waiting too long!