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Old 12-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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i have a small "CBS" home. The exterior walls are cinder block with I imagine stucco on top. The finish is such that rather than being a flat stucco look there are what I would describe as peaks. Almost as if when the finish was applied the material was pulled out by a trowel.

I don't know if this makes sense. Imagine the peaks you see in freshly whipped cream. Sort of like sharp points to the finish. Like this but more pointy

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-W9m5n-6B-_...cco+Finish.jpg

Anyway the original owners built a wooden decorative surround for the front door and it is rotting away.

I'd like to remove it but than I have smooth concrete block underneath.

Any idea how to duplicate the rough sharp peaked look to match the rest of the house.

The big box stores tried to sellme a spray can of "stucco" but I don'tsee how this will work.



Any thoughts?


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It is very hard to patch stucco and match a finish. Professionals seldom get it exactly right, but you can use plain old Type S mortar from the big box stores and play with it. It is a technique, try searching Youtube for "California drag", or "knockdown finish" to see how it is done.

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You would probably be better off replacing the surround,than trying to match the stucco as previous poster says,even pro's rarely get a match.
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You would probably be better off replacing the surround,than trying to match the stucco as previous poster says,even pro's rarely get a match.
Except for the fact the surround has the same finish as rest of house. I will weigh my options.

Thanks for the help
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