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  1. Painting
    I live in an old school with concrete walls covered in stucco. I will be painting it with elastomeric paint after pressure washing and scraping out all the old caulk from the little hairline cracks. I had someone repair/replace the wooden window sills last week and he didn't listen when I told...
  2. Painting
    I filled a fine, horizontal crack in my stucco exterior with clear caulk and allowed it to dry. Now I need to paint over the repair, but my first attempt, using acrylic craft paint, looks really obvious (see attached picture). Any suggestions? Just try again with a better color match? The...
  3. Windows and Doors
    My home has exterior stucco. I have an enclosed patio room next to my dining room with a sliding glass door in between. I removed the door to open up living space. One side of the opening is finished with stucco and covered with paneling. The other side is regular drywall. I want to trim around...
  4. Building & Construction
    the extension to my house is built using large terracota bricks (the ones the size of cinder blocks with 6 hollow chambers inside, i doubt you can even buy them any more in the U.S.) and stuccoed with maybe 1/2" of mortar around. the idiot former owner was so brilliant to somehow hang vinyl...
  5. Building & Construction
    I am dealing with a office condo and the second floor is stucco. It was redone about 7 years ago. This is about when I a bought a space. They did wood, lath and stucco. It had been like a clatter board. They painted it a dark brown. Well it gets east, south, north and west exposure but...
  6. Painting
    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...
  7. Building & Construction
    I am hoping someone could share some wisdom with me....after taking off the drywall on the inside of an exterior stucco wall, I found a crack where water had gotten through the stucco and caused the OSB underlayment to crack where it had obviously gotten damp. It dried out overnight but the...
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