Hard coat stucco is a popular modification of more traditional three-coat cement stucco. At only a slightly higher price, its modernized formula creates the same traditional stucco appearance with added strength and durability. Any property owner looking for a modern, maintenance-free home exterior, should keep hard coat stucco on the list of possibilities. Hard coat stucco is composed of two fiber-reinforced plaster coats and one acrylic color finish coat. Please note that the process of hard coat stucco is a bit longer than our other services. When the first 2 coats are applied, they need to cure for about 14 days before the final acrylic coat is applied. However, during that time any kind of EPS molding will be installed and finished.