READ BELOW WHY HAIRLINE CRACKS HAPPEN TO WOOD WALLS, SOMETIMES!
I mention hairline cracking, this usually occurs because the plywood and the studs below the stucco expand when the sun beats down on it for a number of hot days, which in turn can cause the stucco to hairline a bit, especially on (green) plywood wood frame walls.
This does not apply to concrete walls, cinder block or brick walls as these don’t normally expand and or shrink with the hot sun bearing down on them.
Howdy folks, in this video I explain the steps necessary in order to apply a hard steel trowel finish with a two coat system.
Keep in mind folks when you steel trowel a two coat finish you seal the two coats porous surface this can causes excessive hairline cracking, (technical stuff)
Usually not anything that a good quality paint can’t flood or bridge.
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Kirk Giordano Plastering Inc.
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Please note, I explain hairline cracking in this video as the walls in question are in Contra Costa, where the heat is sometimes intense, as the sun heats the stucco it heats the plywood which sometimes expands thus causing the stucco to sometimes expand, this does not usually happen in cinderblock, brick or concrete walls,
“Unless there is ground movement”. When I did this video, this detail did not occur to me while explaining in this video.
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