Re-coating painted stucco.
  on this historic house in Washington, DC

ornate cast cement panel
Columns and decorative bands
              were re-coated
Back when stucco was stucco an ornate cast cement panel was put on. No, we didn't re-coat it.
Columns and decorative bands were re-coated.
chip the wall into
              the basecoat using electric chipping hammer
wall is chipped into the old basecoat about
              every three inches or so
You may have seen our method for re-surfacing painted stucco. We first chip the wall into the basecoat using electric chipping hammers.
The wall is chipped into the old basecoat about every three inches or so allowing a good bond with the new mortar.
More details on this method on Stucco News.
Wall is chipped up and the loose
              paint is scraped off
bonding coat is put on first using
              Flex-con

Wall is chipped up and the loose paint is scraped
off.
A bonding coat is put on first using Flex-con,
an acrylic admixture for adhesion. I plan to testify on TV for flex-con one day. It not only makes mortar a stong adhesive, it more than doubles the strength of cement mortar.
The surface is roughed up using a float.
All our chimneys have a band at the top for a
              drip edge
chimneys have coins stuck in the top
All our chimneys have a band at the top for a drip edge. The original chimney didn't, but we did it anyway. The drip edge extends the life of the chimney by preventing so much water from running down. Water wears a lot, look at the Grand Canyon for example.
All our chimneys have coins stuck in the top for a time capsule. Here is a Wisconsin quarter and
a Quetzal, a coin from Guatemala.
Spanish tile roof is scaffolded by using sand
              bags 
Color cement finish
Spanish tile roof is scaffolded by using sand bags.
They are under the plastic, so take my word for it.
The sand bags are another mystic stucco secret.
If you walk on tile without sand bags they will break.
Color cement finish is put on and rubbed with a float.
Re-coating painted stucco. on this
              historic house in Washington,
Finished front. We did the right side last year,
the left 3 years ago, and the terrace 5 years ago.

We'll do the back next year or maybe this year
and we'll be done.

I used La Habra 53 for the other sides, but this
time I got Expo Stucco to cross reference the La Habra color. The color lab at Expo has been incredibly helpful to our work.