Fixing exterior wall texture coat / spraycrete???

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Old 03-15-11, 05:36 PM
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Fixing exterior wall texture coat / spraycrete???

My concrete homes exterior is covered with some type of texture coating product (I would love to know its exact name) which is beginning to peel. Over the last month or so I have scraped and pressure washed off about half of this finish off of my house and would like to reapply something that matches and repaint.

My initial thought was that I could use a texture sprayer and stucco/mortar with some type of texture additive to match the current finish. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find anything to match the texture. It is somewhat like popcorn but more rock like. If anyone has an idea please let me know. I am desperate. ANY thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated. My wife is fixing to kill me! Not sure if it would change the solution but I live in Florida.

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Old 03-16-11, 07:41 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

It's called stucco. You can find the mix at any lumberyard or big box store, as well as the colorant and everything else you'll need to do the job.

Start by reading the instructions on the bag -- how to mix it and how to apply it -- then determine if it's something you want to tackle yourself or hire a pro to do. First couple of questions, of course, are do you have the expertise and do you have the equipment? Final question is do you have the desire?
 
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post
Welcome to the forums.

It's called stucco. You can find the mix at any lumberyard or big box store, as well as the colorant and everything else you'll need to do the job.

Start by reading the instructions on the bag -- how to mix it and how to apply it -- then determine if it's something you want to tackle yourself or hire a pro to do. First couple of questions, of course, are do you have the expertise and do you have the equipment? Final question is do you have the desire?
First, is it really stucco? No one has identified it as that? It is only about a 1/16 of an inch thick and has a texture in it? I have been to the big box stores and they have no stucco which has any type of texture in it (or any texture for that matter).

As for my expertise, I have put on wall texture before and it was not difficult. I would imagine that the only issue with applying this would be my ability to mix the stucco to the correct consistency. I do not think it would be an issue.
 
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All I have to go on is your pictures. From what I'm seeing, it looks like the top coat of an old 3 coat stucco. If the surface below this layer is concrete, it could have certainly been applied directly to that.
 
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Can anyone give me an idea of what I could mix into the stucco to try to match the appearance? It is almost like popcorn ceiling texture but the material is more dense.
 
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I doubt it's something mixed in with the stucco but rather how it's applied. I know the same mix is used for both the typical skip trowel stucco and the sand finish stucco. I don't know how they achieve that particular finish
 
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Thanks for the help so far. I am probably going to need to call a stucco contractor this week. Hopefully I can get him to give me some hints. Or even better they can fix it for a reasonable cost (doubtful though).....
 
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