english ivy question

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Old 10-10-13, 12:02 PM
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english ivy question

I have a masonry house with stucco walls and I have ivy climbing along the chimney and it tends to also cling to the walls and when i pull it off it rips paint off too, Is there anything I can spray on the walls to keep the ivy from adhering to it?
 
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Old 10-10-13, 02:15 PM
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I don't know of anything you can spray on to prevent it from climbing. Usually I kill the ivy with brush killer.
 
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Old 10-10-13, 03:19 PM
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I don't want to kill the ivy just train it better.
 
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You are going to have to work at keeping the ivy off of the walls if you don't want to kill it. A good coat of paint on the stucco will makes it a little harder for the ivy to attach itself and easier to remove it when it does .... but ivy is very good at climbing up whatever it wants to! The longer the ivy is allowed to grow on the walls - the harder it is to remove and the more damage it's apt to cause.
 
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Old 10-27-13, 01:36 PM
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I was hoping maybe to find some sort of oil product maybe that would stop them from clinging?
 
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