Stucco Repair Tool Kits
Stucco repair is a project that can be done by a homeowner themselves so they can save a lot of money on yearly maintenance. Many homes are covered with a stucco siding and benefit from the many advantages it gives. Through the years of having a stucco siding, homeowners will notice that there is some continued maintenance to make sure that the stucco looks good and provides the adequate protection to the home's inner shell.
Always Ready with Tools
Having a well rounded tool kit will help greatly with many different types of home repair. A basic compliment of hand tools and power tools adds greatly to the amount of projects that can be performed and the level of success with each project. However, there are some specialty items that will help to do projects that can not be done with a basic tool set. One of the projects is that of stucco repair. While you may need some items such as a hammer, chisel, or brush, there are other tools that are essential to stucco repair.
The most important part of the stucco repair tool kit is the trowel. This is a common type of tool that is used in any type of mortar or cement application. Trowels come in a wide range of sizes and shapes. For stucco repair, two different types of trowels are important. You will need to have a flat edged trowel that is rectangular in shape. The other is a smaller, triangular-shaped trowel that has a point at the end. This type of trowel is used for smaller jobs and for shaping the stucco to match the rest of the exterior.
Again, this tool is another that is used in mortar and cement applications. The float is basically a flat trowel that is used to smooth out the surface of the material that is being used. While most homes with stucco siding have a swirl pattern, there are instances when a flat, smooth surface is important.
In many instances where stucco repair is needed, there may be the need for removing large amounts of stucco that has been damaged. A flat chisel, or a scraper, will do this without any problems. When using a chisel, you want to make sure that the edge does not dig into the sheathing underneath, but slides under the stucco in order to pry it up.
Bucket and Flat Board
Mixing stucco can be a messy event. Having a few five-gallon buckets that are dedicated for this particular task will help to make sure that you not only always have a container to mix the stucco in, but will also be able to do it with the least amount of mess. A flat board is also very useful for spreading the stucco on the wall. To use, you gather stucco on the board and then trowel it off onto the home.
Paint Cans or Stucco Pigment
If you have a home with colored stucco covering the outside, you will want to stock up on the pigment that is used to create the color. When repairs are needed, you are always assured of having the right color.