Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > Project Showcase

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-22-2010, 02:44 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Western Masschusetts
Posts: 575
Share |
Default

completed stucco job


my first time doing stucco. was pretty frustrating trying to find out any info on the subject as no one seemed to know anything, even my mason friend.

i was aiming for a sort of "spanish lace" texture, but it wound up quite different i think. maybe i'll call it "heavily skanky spanish lace."

personally i really like it, though. i think it looks natural, sort of a weathered mediterranean look. it definitely looks better standing back about 20 feet.

i used the "skip trowel" technique, but it didn't work at all like the one video i saw of an old italian guy doing it.

let me know what you g uys thing. give it to me straight.
thanks.





the stucco is applied over self furring metal lathe. the bottom portion is just hardware cloth to keep out the vermin.

wombosi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 03:18 PM   #2
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,729
Default

completed stucco job


That sure looks familliar to what I did last summer . dd...
Attached Thumbnails
completed stucco job-226.jpg  

__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 03:25 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Western Masschusetts
Posts: 575
Default

completed stucco job


very nice, man. i like yours more than mine. mine i think is a little too thick, too rough, too skanky.
i think i should have tightened the texture a bit more, not left so much of the surface of the second coat exposed.
what was the process for you, start to finish?
wombosi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 03:48 PM   #4
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,729
Default

completed stucco job


Look at German House Rebuild and you will see what I did. dd...
__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 04:14 PM   #5
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,729
Default

completed stucco job


Quote:
Originally Posted by schmolze View Post
very nice, man. i like yours more than mine. mine i think is a little too thick, too rough, too skanky.
i think i should have tightened the texture a bit more, not left so much of the surface of the second coat exposed.
what was the process for you, start to finish?
Your structure is determined by the size of the granulate. I had a 1-1.5 mm bag and then some 3-3.5 and mixed them 50-50 so the structure was not so extreme. Also the set up time before rubbing down is imortant. You are finding it out. Best way to learn is just do it! Stucco can always be gone over again, best stuff in the world. dd...
__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 11:53 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 183
Default

completed stucco job


Schmolze, you did a great job. That kind of work never looks good to the guy doing it. I'd call it a professional job done by a pro. It's like doing rock work for the first time, sometimes the newbe needs to get slightly intoxicated and have a lot of false courage built up before starting. And when you get started, work fast, and stay focused.
bernieb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 12:35 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Default

completed stucco job


I think the job looks great too
I agree the person doing the job is more critical of their own work
I know I am

Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
ledger stones on stucco wall, but wall is bowed rrauenza Building & Construction 7 05-18-2010 05:38 PM
Questions about painting and possibly adding siding to stucco house? krm27 Painting 3 01-19-2010 12:22 PM
Vinyl siding and stucco. PrairieStudent Building & Construction 4 08-29-2008 03:03 PM
Where stucco meets the window & door; caulking Longleaf Building & Construction 12 08-12-2008 04:46 PM
color streaks on new stucco homeowner in Minnesota Building & Construction 2 08-11-2008 07:07 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.