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Old 11-04-2015, 01:26 PM   #1
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How to best match stucco exterior


I am patching some areas on my exterior stucco home and am trying to match the existing heavy dash texture. Any helpful hints on getting the right consistency for the finish coat. Pic of texture attached. I bought a bag of finish coat stucco and masonry sand.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:51 PM   #2
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Mix it to slightly loose peanut butter consistancy, then dip a straw whisk broom into the mix, run your fingers along the straw below the mortar, "shooting" the stucco onto the wall.
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Mix it to slightly loose peanut butter consistancy, then dip a straw whisk broom into the mix, run your fingers along the straw below the mortar, "shooting" the stucco onto the wall.
Should I use any other aggregate other than sand, like pea gravel, etc
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No, the finish coat should have the correct aggregate in the bag.
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http://www.wonkeedonkeetools.co.uk/m...ating-sprayer/

Using a Tyrolean gun can take a bit of practice to get a good match.
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http://www.wonkeedonkeetools.co.uk/m...ating-sprayer/

Using a Tyrolean gun can take a bit of practice to get a good match.
I have a masonry brush that might work or do I need an actual dash stucco brush
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Test it out somewhere first as it takes a bit of time to get the right mix and method right. Getting too heavy a finish seems to show up more than too light a finish.
The wetter you make the mix the lighter the finish.
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It needs to have very stiff and long bristles.
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I made up some finish stucco(quickrete) and made it thick enough but I could not achieve that thick "snot" texture that I have. When I flung it with the brush it had more if a flat texture. I'm after more thick more protruding "blobs". Was it maybe my brush that wasn't stiff enough or do I need the mix even thicker?
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stuart, do you use these ? http://www.ebay.com/itm/121687722845...845%26_rdc%3D1
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I have used them on bigger re-pointing jobs. Seems you can buy them cheaper than us, even though it's posted from Manchester. Must be you don't pay our VAT (value added tax) at 20%.
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I have used them on bigger re-pointing jobs. Seems you can buy them cheaper than us, even though it's posted from Manchester. Must be you don't pay our VAT (value added tax) at 20%.
Do you guys have any advice on my last post- couldn't achieve that thick snot like texture
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we don't now but give the basta*** enough time & we will here too
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Do you guys have any advice on my last post- couldn't achieve that thick snot like texture
I've got a cheap flicker gun from Silverline that produces a heavy finish(even thicker that), when it first comes out of the gun.
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