Stucco Patching or repairing holes in your walls, DIY patchwork.
How to finish stucco on a small DIY patch job.
Howdy, all, the homeowner who tried to patch this would have been able to if he understood the main principle behind applying stucco.
The stucco netting should be in the center middle of the closed stucco hole!
Keep in mind, we are seasoned plastering contractors, and this one main and most crucial factor has beaten us up more times than any other while plastering.
Thus we were not surprised to see it yet again.
We were 5 feet from the Patch when Jason, my son, said his wire was too flat, thus almost useless.
Little wonder the stucco would not stay, stick or adhere.
FYI, there are too many wires or stucco netting one can use to mention here, the idea is to not attach it too flat, but in the center of the depth, this way the stucco can go behind and the stucco netting also holds the excess weight from failing.
Also, when I say, “take the trowel on edge,” this is done to make the stucco sandy, the air or oxygen penetrates it faster, thus the newly applied stucco drys faster.
If I or anyone, steel trowels it, the new stucco is, sort of sealed, this does not allow air/oxygen into the stucco, this make it so the stucco takes twice as long to dry.
Also, if there is a basecoat already applied, this basecoat will suck the moisture from the new stucco causing the new stucco to dry out faster too.
You can say, the basecoat is always thirsty.
Now you know.
Below are a few more stucco patching videos, we thought you might enjoy
https://youtu.be/Ehjtf2CyB10/ stucco knockdown dash finish or texture.
https://youtu.be/WkUaA_EHErg/ is repairing a lousy texture, stucco patch.
https://youtu.be/2eIkdeIBbMs/ Stucco large cracking, easy to fix.
https://youtu.be/t9FbRK1VuPQ/ Plastering professionals weekend warriors
Now kick back, relax, and enjoy the show! 🍿
Oh yeah, don’t forget to save the world, like and subscribe. It’s not only good karma, but It also makes you feel warm and fuzzy all over.
Feel free to check out our recommended tools on our website below.
Kirk Giordano Plastering Inc.
Kirk & Jason Giordano’s how-to show and tell videos.
Thanks for watching, and have a great day!