I'm painting the stucco portion of my 1920's house, and the exterior finish is not in great shape - lots of years of paint, and it has cracked in many places (the paint, not the stucco) and in many places has large chips (size of thumbnail to size of a fist). Is it best to fill in the cracks and patch over the chips, or remove all of the layers of old paint down to the layer that is still holding together? If I should remove it, what's the best method? Any idea of how to prep stucco for repainting anyways, with so much paint on it already? Pressure wash? Scrape? Help!!!
Thanks for any advice!