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Old 03-02-2009, 08:47 AM
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Default stucco over exisisting smooth stucco

I am 95 percent done with my pizza oven and
have applied a smooth colored stucco over insulating perlite.

I underestimated how much stucco to purchase and
have a bald spot on the back of my oven.

I purchased another sack of stucco (and color)

Will the new stucco adhere to the existing smooth and hardened stucco?
or -
Should I roughen up the existing stucco with an angle grinder type tool to
give the new stucco something to bite into? The existing stucco is a smooth
finish.

I am worried about the new stucco and existing stucco
matching color. I purchased the colorant and stucco from
the same store, but Iím paranoid that they wont match perfectly if
I just blend it.

Iíd like to just apply another thin coat of
stucco over the existing smooth finish but am worried that
the new stucco wont adhere to the existing smooth stucco.

Any advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated. I am building a 36 inch
interior dome, with three inches of ceramic blankets, 6 inches of perlite.
The oven is built on a stout steel stand which I intend on moving
with me as I inevitably outgrow our small 2 bedroom home.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:37 AM
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Hi michelevit,
I believe there are specialty product that you paint on prior, which allow the stucco to adhere properly. You should ask at a concrete product supply store.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:45 PM
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I think JR is correct above, but I question how much these products help. Here's a link to the type of product I believe he is referring to:

QUIKRETE - Concrete Bonding Adhesive

Personally, I would roughen up the existing surface surrounding the area you are going to finish. I think you're pretty much stuck crossing your fingers about matching the color. I don't see that you have any alternative other than recoating the entire dome with another layer of stucco, or painting it if the patch doesn't suit your QA standards.
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:06 AM
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If you're worried about the colour match you can easily make up a thinner mixture (more water) and paint it over the whole lot. It will tend to dry almost as soon as you apply it so dampening the already hard stucco first works well.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:20 AM
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i think that is what i'll do. Its been raining for days now and I haven't had
a chance to work on the oven. Which is in turn led me to just ponder
over it and worry about stupid things like color matching.

Worst case scenario is the stucco doesnt match or stick to the existing
smooth surface. I can just roughen it up with my angle grider
and start again.

Thanks for all the advice.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:08 AM
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the weather was nice on sunday and i mixed my entire bag of stucco
and colorant.

turns out even though I purchased from the same store and identical product the new stucco color did not match the existing color.
I just covered the entire oven again.

Lesson learned- buy enough stucco the first time.

Now that the finish is done, I'm starting the tools and the insulated
door.

Thanks for all the great advice and providing this forum.
I have learned a great deal from just lurking.
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:00 AM
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I applied the stucco.
Turns out the color did not match at all, so I reapplied it over the entire
dome. It seems to stick just find over the existing smooth stucco. The new
coat is probally 1/4 inch. It is defintaley a different shade. Lesson to be learned. Stucco all at once if you are doing a color stucco.

Thanks for all your advice. We'll be firing it up this Saturday night
for an informal christening.
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:27 AM
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You will increase its strength and reduce its tendency to crack if you wait for several days before firing. Also keeping it slightly damp,maybe spray some water on it, will help too.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:10 PM
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I used an acrylic based stucco/render on my WFO. Being acrylic based it flexes with the weather changes and doesn't crack.
You can easily add another layer without a problem as it keys to itself really well. I then just painted over it with an acrylic "Tuscan" style exterior acrylic. I could have tinted the render, but decided to paint it with a blend of colours.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:08 AM
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i just came across a thumbnail pic of your oven-this is what i want! this is a perfect oven with gauge and pipe etc-it looks like the right size-can you give me your oven floor size (4ftx4ft)ex: or anytype of info on what you used or how you did that-i love it!
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