Category Archives: Stucco
The finish coat is the final coat of stucco applied to the wall coming with two type of properties. Acrylic Finish Coat – A 100 percent acrylic-based textured finish. Made with Dirt Pick-Up Resistance (DPR) meaning the surface of the finish hardens and does not soften again under heat. The non-tacky surface provides high resistance
The brown coat is applied over the scratch coat to prepare the plaster base for the finish coat application. The brown coat is the second coat of stucco applied to the wall. The brown coat creates the level surface that’s desirable for the finish coat. Mix the brown coat, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Ensure that
On wooden walls, sheathing should be installed continuously, positioning the wood boards horizontally. The builder should leave a 1/8 space between the edge of the boards to allow moisture expansion. Make sure wood sheathing has the proper moisture content and grade to prevent unnecessary cracks in the wall.
In order to understand how to stucco, it’s important to gain a good understanding of the stucco structures and the reason why it has been successfully used for so many years in residential and commercial construction. The term ‘Stucco’ is used to describe a type of exterior plaster applied as a two or three part
The scratch coat is the first coat of stucco applied to the wall. Its name comes from the fact that it’s scratched horizontally to promote both a mechanical and chemical bond between it and the brown coat, which is applied next. Prepare the scratch coat according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Ensure that the proper proportions
Stucco is a cement-based product and as such requires curing, the same as any Portland cement-based product. There are requirements for cure times and there are recommendations for best results. The main intent of cure times is to allow the cement basecoat to set and shrink before proceeding with final decoration (finish coat). The cure