Need To Fix Stucco Patch Job Stands Out! - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-30-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

need to fix stucco patch job stands out!


Help!
I know I did this wrong and I need help. I patched a ton of hairline cracks on the outside of my house using a putty knife and mixed stucco. Once I filled in a long crack I would go back over it with a semi wet sponge thinking it would rub most of the unncessary stucco and blending it in. After one day I started painting the whole house.
The next day I could see every one of my patch jobs. I didn't finish painting the entire house yet but have "patched" the front of the house. I'm apprehensive about painting the front as it will probably not blend in with the rest of the stucco like the other side. What else can I do to blend in the patches?
Apply a 2nd coat of paint? Or to maintain uniformity I thought about taking a damp sponge, dip it in stucco and dab the whole house so it would create a new texture that would match then repaint. Please help! I can add pictures if that would help.

Advertisement

constructionson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
Member
 
Matthewt1970's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,815
Rewards Points: 1,070
Default

need to fix stucco patch job stands out!


The first coat will always soak into the stucco showing the patch jobs, so a second coat is a good idea. See if the stucco you used to patch with recommends a primer. If so you can spot prime the patched spots and that should seal them up for the top coat. If no primmer is recommended, just hit the patched spots first with the paint before you give the whole wall a coat.

Advertisement

Matthewt1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 10:50 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

need to fix stucco patch job stands out!


Thanks! I'll try your idea this weekend. My other issue is the current hairline cracks that I patched are pretty visible after I painted them. I used exterior paint which included primer (i'm told). I guess I will repaint the entire wall and hope it blends?
As for the parts I haven't painted I will primer those patched areas then paint. After a day I'll repaint the whole area.
Wish me luck.
constructionson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
stucco repair help


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions about painting and possibly adding siding to stucco house? krm27 Painting 3 01-19-2010 01:22 PM
Vinyl siding and stucco. PrairieStudent Building & Construction 4 08-29-2008 04:03 PM
Where stucco meets the window & door; caulking Longleaf Building & Construction 12 08-12-2008 05:46 PM
color streaks on new stucco homeowner in Minnesota Building & Construction 2 08-11-2008 08:07 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts