The Many Types Of Stucco That Are Available

stuccoWhen most people think of stucco, they conjure images of the plaster that is applied to brick and stone in homes. However, the most common types of stucco are paintable stucco and repair stucco. Repair stucco can be stained, painted, and re-papered. There are a few main types of repairs to stucco, and they are discussed here. The types of stucco are used to repair certain things in a home such as siding, roofing, basement floors, crawl space walls, etc. Each type of stucco repairs a different problem, and if you are unsure about the type of stucco you will need to use, consult a specialist.

First coat: A first coat is made from Portland cement, which is a form of calcium oxalate cement that was used to harden wooden slates in ancient Egypt. This compound is often referred to as stucco because it is made with the same method. For this first coat, approximately 5 cubic yards of Portland cement is mixed with 1 gallon of water. A mixture of approximately three tablespoons of hydrated lime with one-eighth teaspoon of water is also added. Then, the mixture is stirred together and allowed to dry. For this coat, a masonry sander, such as a diamond-tipped or steel-tipped sander, is needed. For the second coat, the Portland cement is mixed with two gallons of water and one-half gallon of water, to make a slurry of slurry.

Second coat: After the first coat, it is time for the second coat. This coat should be sanded to remove the loose sand and dust that may have accumulated on the surface of the stucco, and to give it a smooth texture. If a sander is not used, another type of sander is necessary, such as an orbital sander or a rotary sander. The second coat will require approximately one hundred grams of cement. {or one-eighth of a pound of cement powder. to make a slurry. The sander should be able to easily scrape away any excess cement powder.

Final coat: The final coat is done by using the second slurry and curing it in a kiln for thirty minutes. This coat is called “dry-layer” stucco. It is poured in a similar fashion to the first coat and should be allowed to dry overnight. The final coat should be sanded down until it has a smooth texture that is consistent with the exterior surface of the home. If there are any cracks in the stucco, these can be filled with epoxy or other bonding agents, prior to staining.

In addition to these types of stucco types, you will find that there are several types that can be mixed to create various effects, depending on what purpose you have in mind. Epoxy stucco, for instance, has a gloss that is almost transparent. and can be used to create a natural look that mimics a brick or stone exterior. Some types of stucco are made from resin, and it has a slightly matte appearance, but retains its natural luster. This type of stucco is typically used on masonry walls and is very durable. In general, stucco has an attractive reddish tint that is easy to repair.

Regardless of the type of stucco that is used in your home, be sure to follow the directions of the manufacturer when applying it, as the different types are each designed for a slightly different application process. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully, as otherwise the project will not withstand the weathering process over time.