Stucco wall patch


Old 12-02-18, 09:57 AM
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Stucco wall patch

I was replacing a round junction box on my deck to install better lighting and a small thin layer of stucco chipped off around the box. The area is less then half of the diameter of the box, about an inch in width and about 1/4th inch deep. It is basically a surface that has come off.

Can I wait until summer to repair this? I am located in the Seattle area and with the constant drizzle it might take forever to dry?
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Old 12-02-18, 11:14 AM
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Hard to say without seeing it, is any water getting into the elec box?
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Electrically, it is no different from before the chip. The light fixture covers the junction box, there is no seal, and the surface is not smooth. The light fixture is under an overhang so water does not go into the box.

I was really concerned with, will the integrity of the wall be damaged by leaving it for the winter. 99% of the chip area will be covered by the light bezel.
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Fix it when it is convenient. If the stucco is painted and you have some paint left just buy the smallest amount of stucco patch you can find and put on a dab, then dab it with a damp sponge to raise a little sand. When that has set then paint it. Most any mortar mix will work if you paint it. If the stucco is not painted then you can try to find some of the same color and dab it on etc. Around here the stucco manufacturers sell small amounts of the same stuff they sell in larger bags just for patching. Maybe you are so lucky as not to nedt to paint Just get some stucco finish in the right color nd ue it
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traditional hardcoat, & even fake 'stucco', use a final color coat(paint)
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