Ivan painted our stucco house three years ago. Prior to painting there were dozens of cracks in the stucco. I recently did a walk-around looking for evidence of cracks, and found none. Nor did I see any issues with the paint appearance.
I believe spray application is superior to brush or roller. When done with professional equipment by professionals it’s able to reach areas that are unlikely to be covered by other methods. If in doubt, watch the video on Ivan’s web site.
Ivan is unique in my experience. An example is my attempt to pay him more than his bid. Because the process and outcome exceeded our expectations, I wanted to match the highest competitive bid we had received. Ivan refused to accept it because it exceeded his commitment. When I asked him apply the overage to a charity he accepted … he added it to his annual program to sponsor a youth to a summer church camp.