failures in stucco patching, stucco experts explaining while fixing problems, sh!t happens
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In this video I titled, failures in stucco patching, we stucco experts explain while fixing these started repairs. sh!t happens
In this Stucco repair, we, the so-called stucco experts, explain while fixing some failure in this stucco patchwork.
We figure most homes in the world are made of stucco, so the need for repair knowledge should be provided. Thus, here we are.
A big thumbs up for the owners for at least they tried, and without the help of YouTube instruction, they just read the writings on the bags and asked questions from friends.
Here’s a tip, guys, don’t do that, don’t guess when Google is at your fingertips.
We first had to chip off all the excess new stucco thicker than the existing stucco edges as this can’t be covered or concealed as it was too thick.
If one is paying attention, they may have also noticed the first coat was not scratched either.
The stucco was applied but left with a troweled-on appearance.
That’s a big No-No, as when the first coat of stucco is left smooth, there is no key to enable the second coat to adhere to for a stronger and necessary bond.
No worries, this is where material knowledge and time in comes into play.
Okay, ladies, imagine you’re at a party; you walk up to an engineer and ask, “What’s weld create” you will likely hear
It’s the original chemical concrete bonding agent, Weld-Crete. It incorporates polyvinyl acetate homopolymer in a patented formulation.
Now at your neighborhood plastering yard, you ask the salesperson the same question. You will likely hear the shorter version, “Its Sticky Stuff.”
Moving on, Weld Crete has the ability, when applied to a clean existing surface, to accept a new stucco finish without compromising the second coat adhesive abilities.”
Once this prep work was complete, Jason mixed the new portland cement stucco at a ratio of three times the sand to every one part of stucco, which we both applied.
Next, we floated the perimeter edge to feather it into the existing stucco as close as possible.
Now, we’re at the stage of mixing a cementitious stucco finish that has the correct sand they originally used at the time of stucco was applied.
I chose La Habra fine sand or what’s termed 20/30 sand.
After applying this finish coat over our new second coat, we floated and feathered in that transition to make our new texture less notable to all who would occupy or visit the home.
Here’s a tip, guys if you’re going to screw up and stucco patch, do it in the back of the house, not the front, or the mailman might laugh at your attempt.
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