Stucco Help


Old 07-23-20, 09:38 PM
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Stucco Help

Hi guys.

We recently bought an older house that requires some upgrades (pretty much all round) and making decent progress so far. The stucco in the back around the back gate has started to crumble a little and I want to patch it up but had a question.

Besides for peeling any loose pieces... Should I be using stucco base and then another layer on-top for the finish or just one (and if yes which)? Apologies for the Noobish question but here to gain some wisdom.

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Old 07-23-20, 09:57 PM
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A picture from farther away might help too.

As a window/ door guy, not a stucco guy, I would say that the original window or door was the wood jamb you can see on the right. That's why the stucco is flush with that jamb. But then someone removed the trim and retrofitted a different door/window in the opening, and tried to patch the stucco... which isnt going to last long geing so thin and applied over the top of wood with no metal edging, double felt and wire reinforcement or lath.

Tightcoat is our closest thing to a stucco pro so hopefully he will be along shortly. Or if you get tired of waiting, PM him. IMO its not a very good candidate for a stucco repair... I would probably suggest you trim over it and caulk the edges.
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Put up that picture from a bit farther back. I think Xsleeper has a good idea.
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