Stucco to Improve the look of any block wall
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So you want stucco to improve the look of a concrete block retaining wall?
My friends, you have come to the right place.
We will show and explain how to improve the look of the block wall with stucco.
But also how mechanical bonding for stucco is used for making sure this new stucco. Adheres forever.
In this video, I explain in detail what a mechanical bond is and why it’s the strongest form of adhering stucco to any surface naturally.
It also explains how thick we applied this skim coat of stucco to this block wall.
Retaining walls can be erected for many reasons like privacy, holding back dirt from higher grounds, or keeping things in or out.
Note: There is no need for galvanized stucco nettings or 3.4 metal mesh, or any other bonding agent as we incorporate a natural, mechanical stucco bond, bonding agents, or stucco nettings are not as strong as a natural Mechanical stucco bond.
Any stucco netting or bonding agent attached or applied would compromise the longevity from lasting thousand years to just hundreds of years in light of deeper knowledge.
Either way, we won’t be around.
We were hired as the owner found us online and viewed our videos on skim coat block walls.
The owners were mainly concerned with a uniform sand finish at the time.
They had placed their trust in us to make the wall uniform; the least we could do is give the radius a more defined radius, as cement blocks are flat thus can’t create a natural radius.
Plus, the ability to create the radius was fun and made a bit more of a challenge than just closing our eyes and simply skimming these block walls.
I explained the cement materials that we mastered over the last 35 years, so we share our faithful audience transparency in plastering with you.
However, no matter what stucco mixture was applied or spread when you spread more than one inch, there’s bound to be some hairline cracking.
We did have to apply up to four to six inches in some areas; this is where the wall went eight feet without turning to form a decent radius.
What happens when one applies any cement plaster over an inch thick?
Naturally, multiple coats tend to hairline crack when applying more than 7/8; when using even a half-inch with the wrong cement plasters, they can also make hairline.
Any plastering professional who tells you there won’t be any cracking when spreading out so thick, don’t think twice about hiring them, as they don’t have enough time to understand the nature of stucco applications.
I informed the owner of sure we would get some hairline carking; however, when this occurred, usually within two weeks, we would come back and fill any cracks with Mor-flex caulking.
If applied properly, this is unnoticeable when the final painting is done.
As a rule, I use, Mor-Flexx caulking; see this video to understand.
https://youtu.be/2eIkdeIBbMs/ Stucco Structural extensive cracking, no problemo, easy to fix.
Mor-flex caulking has stucco sand added. Unlike tile grout caulking, which has fine sand filling the cracks in, with the Mor-flex calling when painted, it’s not noticeable; in most cases.
if interested in viewing some other block or concrete walls with stucco, click on any of the videos below; enjoy.
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
https://www.StuccoPlastering.com/ My website and contact information
https://www.GiordanoPlastering.com/ Jason’s Website
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