Hello. I’m currently working with a homebuilder building our house. The contract said we were getting Dryvit Stucco exteriors. We had picked the dryvit color 455A - pearl. They applied Dryvit Sandblast DPR pastel base (5 gallon bucket). They also used Finestone A/BC 1 Step. The finished color is not even close to what we had picked out - (dryvit color 455A - pearl). They said they didn’t have a supplier of the dryvit color but the finestone color would be mixed the same. I’m just curious if finestone is inferior or if they should have used a dryvit A/BC 1 step?
> Any feedback is appreciated.
> Thank You,
If they applied the Dryvit Sandblast finish, then it should match the Pearl color you selected. The Finestone AB/C 1 step is a basecoat that would have been applied before the Dryvit Sandblast finish. This should not have any effect on the final color of the finish. While the mixing of brands, Finestone basecoat and Dryvit Finish, is a little unorthodox it is done and typically has no effect on the outcome or success of the job. A few questions:
1) Did they definitely use Dryvit SandBlast as the finish?
2) If so, did they get the color pigments(what is mixed to make Pearl) from the Dryvit distributor?
3)Did they use a Finestone finish tinted to match Dryvit 455 Pearl?
If #3 is the case, then there could be a color difference between true Dryvit Pearl and Finestone’s match to Pearl. My advice is to get a color sample from Dryvit or your local Dryvit distributor and compare it to your house. If they are different, then get with your contractor for an explanation.
Let me know how it goes and good luck. - Stucco Joe