Stucco thickness over a cinder block wall
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Hello my friends, I’m explaining the thickness of cement plastering block or bricks, how thick the stucco should be spread over cinder block walls.
FYI, Scatch coats are unnecessary for any cementitious walls, including brick, Old cinder blocks, CMU, Cement Blocks, Terra Cotta walls, or any cementitious substrates in Nature.
Keep in mind a stucco scratch Coat is 3/8 of an inch thick, where a Skimcoat is at least one-half inch or more; this measly 1/8 difference makes a big difference.
If going over Cement Blocks, you apply less than 1/2 inch, what happens?
Excellent question, glad you asked, nothing.
Except when it rains, you will possibly notice the grout lines.
FYI, You don’t need to attach any stucco netting or stucco 3.4 mesh netting to cement, CUM blocks bricks or concrete walls; however, you have to pressure wash them extremely well for the stucco to achieve a great mechanical bond that adheres forever.
HOW MUCH SAND WHEN MIXING?
How much sand for each coat of stucco?
Scratch coats are mixed at 1 part cement to 2-1/4 to 4 parts sand, brown coats are mixed at 1 part cement to 3 to 5 parts sand, and finish coats are 1 part cement to 1-1/2 to 3 parts sand.
Most times, we mix 3 parts of sand into one part cement plaster. The cement plaster I use is premium-based Portland cement. It has lime and is common in it.
Below are a few more videos of stucco being applied to block walls.
https://youtu.be/dw34VLYFC1Y/ Improve The Look of block walls with stucco.
https://youtu.be/LW9Dwxl2W4c/ stucco over concrete walls to remove form board lines.
https://youtu.be/dw34VLYFC1Y/ Improve the look of concrete block wall with stucco.
https://youtu.be/MbZHkJCJuZ8/ improve the look of your brick walls, Green-Core cement.
https://youtu.be/d3sHR8KD16c/ Stucco acrylic going old cementitious stucco finish.
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