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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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