Small Stucco Repairs for Dummies.
I named this video Small Plaster Repairs for Dummies because i was talking to a man who has an idea of how to plaster. He said he would team up with another fellow who knows less than him and put me out of business. I suggested if you’re going to do this, you need an honest and descriptive name for your new company and offered the title of
(Crummy and Dummy plastering?)
We still laugh at that goofy title. But, on a positive note, they are getting much better. I’m confident it won’t be long before they do indeed put me out of business.
This line is for all who have the eyes of an eagle; this home was initially hand dashed. However, I was using a clean (Course) washed sand, Not Felton or Oly plaster sand which has much finer sand. This clean coarse, washed sand is not sold at my material yards.
(This method is an ancient Chinese secret, O.K. it’s a plasterers secret or was)
If heavy or thick sand is used when mixing, then applied, then floated, this sand finish will match the many coats of this softened painted Dash finish a bit closer.
If I were to dash it as was done when the home was first built, it would be too heavy and show a bit more, the fact is neither will be perfection, but we do the best we can with the existing finishes.
Anyway, to all you ambitious guys and gals, who are interested in learning about Small Plaster Repairs for Dummies,
With a tiny bit of attention, you can connect the dots in understanding the basics of stucco and plastering,
this know-how can be used to save you some dough, and if you do the work yourself, as we’re all weekend warriors, with a trade we need to be completed, me too,
this ability to at least will create a sense of euphoria and peaceful night’s sleep knowing cool beans daddio, and I did this minor plaster repair myself.
Old Kirk says material knowledge is 70% of being a well-rounded plasterer. Hello, my friends Kirk and Jason here with another tip of the day: how to correct stucco patches that don’t match.
As I get asked this question, how do you fix ugly stucco patches? I’ll show you in this video.
The good, bad and ugly stucco patches fixing them to match the rest of the stucco.
First, you would prep the surface by cleaning the dust and dirt off, then apply a stucco bonding agent; next, you would skim another coat of stucco over the area that does not match.
Now depending on the texture, you’re trying to match, you use the right tool for the job,
In this case, a stucco sponge float brought out the sand.
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