Can I stucco over cement board?


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Old 05-28-07, 06:44 PM
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Can I stucco over cement board?

I'm building an outdoor bar/grill/entertainment area, as well as wrapping some patio cover posts for a more substantial look. I'd like to finish them all with stucco.

Here in AZ, typical construction method is to use styrofoam sheets as a substrate. But I'd like to use cement board (wonderboard) instead - for this project, it will be easier to install rather than the foam.

Is stucco a viable coating for the wonderboard? I plan to use wire mesh, etc. just like a normal stucco covering.

Also - what is the normal finished thickness of a stucco veneer? I plan to add some accent tiles (porcelain - 1/4" thick) to the surface, and would like them to wind up flush with the finished surface. I need to know if I must further recess the tiled areas to achieve this look, or if the stucco should end up thick enough to give me the flush fit I'm after.

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Old 05-28-07, 07:22 PM
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Yes to all of your questions. In regards the tile, just lay down the base coat in those areas, then thinset the tile before you proceed with the following 2 coats.
 
 

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