Residential & Commercial Stucco

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Residential & Commercial Stucco

Modern stucco is used as an exterior cement plaster wall covering. It is usually a mix of sand, Portland cement, lime and water, but may also consist of a proprietary mix of additives including fibers and synthetic acrylics that add strength and flexibility.

Why Stucco?

Modern synthetic stucco can be applied as one base layer and a finish layer, which is thinner and faster to apply, compared to the traditional application of three-coat stucco.

What is Stucco?

The first layer of plaster is called a “scratch coat,” consisting of plastic cement and sand. A trowel is used to scratch the surface horizontally or in a crisscross pattern to provide a key for the second layer.
The first coat is allowed to dry (cure) before the second layer is applied.
The next layer is called the “brown coat” or leveling coat.
It also consists of sand, cement, and lime. It is allowed to dry (cure) for 7–10 days minimum to allow “checking” (shrinkage) and cracking to take place.

The final, exterior layer is the “finish coat”, of which there are two recommended types:

Acrylic Finish, an acrylic-based finish from 0.039 to 0.157 in thick. It can be applied in many ways and can be ordered in any color. Color Coat, a colored sand, cement, and lime mixed finish typically 0.12 in thick. It is applied over the second coat (brown coat) and can be floated with water for a sandy finish or textured over with a trowel to create various styles of finishes.

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