How to Repair Stucco?
Stucco repair is the most used technique for repairing the damaged walls and ceilings. Traditional Stucco is prepared from sand, water, and lime. But in modern days it’s made from Cement, sand, and water. Stucco repairing technique is effortless for the homemakers, and you can also apply the texture to the stucco applied. Some stucco materials are water resistant, choose the best one suitable for your home.
Step by Step Process to Repair Exterior Stucco Walls or Ceilings
Step 1: Break the Loose Stucco
Using a hammer break up the loose stucco that is hanging on the walls and be careful not to damage the underlying wooden supports.
Step 2: Chip off the Edges
Continue the above step until you have found the stucco firmly adhered to the wooden support. Remove the wire mesh that is present.
Step 3: Cover the Exposed Lath
Trim the piece of builder’s paper with a utility knife tightly right at the point where the wood lath meets the old stucco. Fasten the paper further using some roofing nails then add the second layer on the top of the first.
Step 4: Add the mesh
Place galvanized metal lath over the paper and trimmed it tight against the edge of the concrete. Snips with offset handles will make this job easier. Drive more roofing nails through the mesh and into the wood lath.
Step 5: Mix up the ingredients and Prepare the Stucco
Wet the existing stucco so that it does not suck the moisture from the newly added one. Apply the stucco on the mesh attached to the old one. Smooth the mix with a finishing trowel, then pack it against the edge of the old stucco with a brick trowel. Keep adding more material until this layer is about 1/2 inch below the existing stucco surface. Make scratches to improve the bond with the second coating. Cover the area coated with a plastic sheet and plaster it to stucco from drying out.
Step 6: Apply the Second Coat
Wait for seven days after completing the first coating. Remove the plastic and drizzle the patch with water. Mix stucco according to the second-coat recipe on the packet, and blade on a 3/8-inch-thick coat, working from the bottom up. Cover again with the plastic sheet.
Step 7: Finish it up with a Final Coat
After about three days remove the plastic cover, mix up the stucco and make a finishing coat that is matching with the remaining wall or ceiling.
Step 8: Wait to Paint the Area
Let the stucco patch prepared to be cured for a week before painting it. Make sure the painting is done carefully so that the spot is not visible.
So when are you thinking of repairing patches on wall or ceiling think of Stucco Repair? Patching of holes and repairing cracks can be a difficult task, so you need a professional Stucco Contractor in Toronto to get your job done right. We at Executive Touch Painters offer expert stucco repair service at affordable costs. Contact or Call us at (416) 410-0164 for a Free Quote or to clear your doubts.