applying stucco over existing stucco

Old 04-14-06, 09:58 AM
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applying stucco over existing stucco

I have a 30 yr old territorial home in Phoenix. The existing stucco is very thick with lots of folders and ridges. I want to apply a new layer of stucco with a smooth more modern finish. I have heard there's a stucco adhesive that can be applied (rolled on) first and then you can stucco over this.

Can anyone tell me the best way to apply stucco over stucco...can it be done without new meshing and or sandblasting the house first?

Thanks, Tim
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old stucco

I am in the same situation as you are, or were. I have a 48 year old house with aging stucco. i'd like to just go over it with stucco and add in an acrylic fortifier. did you have any luck on finding out what to do, i'd really like to hear what happened. if you could post a reply, or email me directly at or even give me a call at xxx-xxx-xxxx.

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What most do here in florida is roll on a liquid bonding agent and then skim coat a stucco layer and then texture coat.
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If you have a "Mexican Freestyle" texture then you will have to knock off the high points first if you want a smooth finish. An angle grinder will probably be required. After you have it smooth enough that a 1/4" of finish coat will cover, you can use a bonder and recoat with no problems.

There are other issues, though.

First, if it has been painted, you will have to sandblast/coat with a specific type of primer/bonder.

Second, any cracks will mirror through unless repaired.

Trim around doors and windows are a consideration.

The surface must be clean enough to lick before you start, regardless of other issues.

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