Your guide to stucco application

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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
7 Steps to Stucco Application
  1. 1. Hire a professional

    Because of the work involved, mixing and applying stucco requires at least two people for the best results. Batches of stucco have to be prepared in small quantities.

  2. 2. Keep it wet

    Stucco has to stay moist, both before and after application. So if the weather is really warm, your contractor will probably give instructions on keeping the stucco wet.

  3. 3. Cold weather covering

    Freezing weather is a disaster for stucco, since ice crystals will absolutely ruin it. Ask a professional if you should wait before having stucco applied.

  4. 4. Consistent measurements

    Do-it-yourself aficionados tend to attempt to guess the amount of water and cement needed for the mixture. Professionals measure the amount of separate materials used in each batch.

  5. 5. Only use high-quality contractors

    Lower-end services might promise cheap prices, but you get what you pay for. Many attempt to reuse dried stucco to keep their costs down.

  6. 6. Add some color

    Professionals know how to work with color and keep the mixture uniform. So don’t be afraid to experiment. If possible, have them show you samples of the end color before they start applying it.

  7. 7. Get creative

    Look at pictures of stucco textures to find the one that appeals to you. Some options are dash, lash, sand, worm and flat textures. Others prefer a scalloped pattern.

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