For smaller cracks, consider painting – as we did – the entire wall with a latex paint designed to fill masonry cracks 1/8" or smaller (Image 1). Use a quality acrylic latex paint formulated for stucco. For rough surfaces, use a roller with a 3/4- to 1" nap (Image 2). Paint should dry to the touch in a couple of hours. If a second coat is needed, wait about four hours before applying.