Stucco Contractors Ames IA

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All Seasons Contracting Svcs
(515) 233-8508
407 Freel Dr
Ames, IA
 
Lasco Construction Services
(515) 292-3577
2229 229th Pl Ste C
Ames, IA
 
Atr Siding & Seamless Gutters
(515) 432-4422
1410 Summit Ave
Ames, IA
 
Geisinger Construction Inc
(515) 232-8951
201 Washington Ave
Ames, IA
 
Dan Gorman Construction Inc
(515) 292-0508
5421 Maryland St
Ames, IA
 
Artisan Plumbing
(515) 232-1800
5396 Arrasmith Trl
Ames, IA
 
Coy Builders
(515) 233-5097
1420 24th St
Ames, IA
 
Huffman Construction
(515) 232-4550
130 Sondrol Ave
Ames, IA
 
Bowers Construction
(515) 292-5669
3123 West St
Ames, IA
 
Friedrich Construction
(515) 663-9988
619 E Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 

How Do I Install Stucco?

Answer:
Many people like the clean white appearance of stucco

on a home. This type of finish also makes a nice natural insulation as well when compared with wood siding, so it may also reduce your utility bills.

The first step is to prepare the surface for stucco. For this step, you will need a brush, a bucket of water, and a hammer. With the hammer, remove any loose cement from the surface. Brush the area clean with the dry brush. You will also need to purchase premixed masonry cement and an additive referred to as Texture 1-11. Be sure to check out the different finishes because the material found in the mixture will cause the resulting finish. In a wheelbarrow, mix the mortar with water until it has the consistency of peanut butter. As toy mix, add the additive to the mixture. Now that the mortar is ready, brush some water on the surface until the surface is damp.

With the back of the trowel, scoop up some mortar mix and apply it to the area to be textured. Apply in an upward motion until the trowel is clean. Continue to apply stucco to the areas that you want to cover. Once it has set to the point where you cannot easily make an indentation, you are ready to sponge the area. Using a wet sponge, work in a circular motion all over the surface in order to bring the sand to the surface.

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What is Stucco?

Answer:
If you find yourself attracted to the beautiful Spanish

style home, with its terracotta tile roofs and white outer walls, you are not alone.  Millions of people the world over are drawn to the appealing purity of white Stucco .  This traditional plaster mixture of cement, lime, sand, and water has graced the walls and ceilings of civilizations the world over, from ancient Greece to modern Mexico.

This sturdy material is designed to weather the abuse of the great outdoors, but is easily utilized in any location.  Stucco can be left white or can be painted, and is often spread on walls and ceilings in attractive, decorative patterns.  Stucco can even by painted with imaginative murals, like those found in ancient Rome and Pompeii.  With a little bit of preparation and a bit more hard work, there is no limit to the beauty that a stucco wall or ceiling can add to a house or garden area.

Stucco is applied like mortar in that you use a Trowel and spread it on leaving some texture.  Be sure your Stucco is mixed correctly as it can be difficult to get it to stick and set on walls.
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