Stucco Contractors South Burlington VT
St. George, VT
Home Renovation, Interior Painting, Drainage Systems, Foundation Repair, General Contractor
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Essex Junction, VT
How Do I Install Stucco?
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.
What is Stucco?
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.