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Old 06-26-2008, 04:14 PM
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I did more stucco work last night.
Previously, I was going for a rough texture... spanish drag style.
But last night I wanted to see what the other half would look like with the stucco really smooth.

So I finished it with a trowel the same way concrete is finished. (With a finishing trowel, used at an angle)
I like the look better, and no cracking. I think it might be important to finish the stucco just like concrete.

Just a thought.

DAve
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:17 PM
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Well I gave it a go.

I decided to go with one layer.

Home Depot had Finishing Stucco in 80lb bags, which had directions on the back.

The directions sad to add an acrylic...something or other (I can't remember the name.) to aid in waterproofing. It's a liquid and I found a 1 gallon bottle. I added 2 quarts to the bag of stucco, per the directions. I also added 5 oz. of "Buff" coloring.

I feel like George right now. Buff is supposed to be a light copper color.
But I think I added toooooooooooooooo much!!!

I'll have to call it my pumpkin oven.

Here ya go!
Could you tell when you where mixing the color was going to be that bright or did it happen as it dried?
the mortar on our house used buff dye and I added it to my scratch coat and it's brown.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:23 PM
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Could you tell when you where mixing the color was going to be that bright or did it happen as it dried?
the mortar on our house used buff dye and I added it to my scratch coat and it's brown.
yeah.. i could tell.

but it sure has faded the last couple days

I like it much better now!
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:10 AM
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Chapter 4 and 5 in particular are applicable to the discussion.

I think for the WFO, we already have the first scratch coat (cladding and/or insulation layer) so we are looking at a one or two coat stucco application.

Additives for color or weather resistance are a plus!
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:35 AM
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Some color additives are intended to be mixed with different stucco bases, for example if the required base is white and you add the color to a gray mix base you won't get the color on the color chart. I have been working with lime plaster not cement stucco and it has been difficult to get the color I want... lime is so so so white!
Also all plasters need to dry really slowly in order to prevent cracking. Keep it damp for a few days..... another thinner coat over the top, with finer sand/aggregate material will have less chance of cracking and fill in the ones that may have developed in your first coat.
I plan to plaster the oven with 3 coats of lime plaster as I understand it will expand and contract with any temperature changes and be water proof…. I’ll let you know how that works out.
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How about just turning this thread into a sticky?

Dave, Good looking job, I'm following this one closely as I hopefully soon will be following in your footsteps. (hopefully avoiding miss-steps spoken of here and almost certainly finding some of my own :^)

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Old 06-27-2008, 10:49 PM
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no worries Dave, looks great, and the color will certainly look different when it is out from under your pop up tent......who knows, it may look roma tomato red in the sunlight.
I actually like George's color. Where is he anyway?

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Old 06-28-2008, 09:31 AM
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Default Re: My turn for Stucco questions.

I agree,

I'm having trouble finding stucco in Cincinnati.

I do have access to Type S, Quikcrete Quickwall, and various quickcrete products - vinyl patch, etc... just not stucco.

My thougth is I need something to smooth over the perlcrete, then a layer for texture followed the colored paint that cplain recommeded in this post.

Thoughts/suggestions???

It would be nice to have 1) Stucco recommendation and 2) alternatives for builders like me who don't have access.

Thanks
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:13 PM
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Hi Dick,

I've been having difficulty finding stucco too so I did some research; take a look at my STUCCO-Part 1 & Part 2 threads that I posted today in this same Tips, Tools & Techniques section - maybe something there will help you decide what to do.

For me, it looks like the Parging Mix I found might be a suitable substitute and I might add a bit extra hydrated lime too, if that's what I use.

Not sure if others are having trouble finding stucco - I was told at one store that it's something that's only available to contractors now, around here. I'm sure the call for it, for D-I-Yers, has dropped off big-time over the years and is now just not worth carrying for many stores - too bad ...

Anyway, I'll look forward to seeing what you decide on!

Sarah
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