|The main reason for the stucco failure is that
the stucco projected out past the wood siding at the
|An old addition didn't line up with the house,
and wasn't tied into the building. Someone
covered this jig and jog by slopping a glob
of mortar on it from time to time.
|We put metal
flashing over the joint before putting
on metal lath.
The difference between the top and bottom was hidden
by using a decorative band.
|The jig and
jog was hidden using a decorative column.
The finished wall sure looks straight.
|BEFORE: The painted block
garage is stuccoed to match.
Stucco matches the house.
|The painted blocks are chipped and prepared.
||You may have seen my method for stucco over painted
This is a very solid, very permanent bond.
|The front wall wasn't in terrible shape.
We chipped the old stucco and recoated it using an acrylic
bonding admixture. This isn't a paint on typebonding
agent. Here is how we do it here:
|Where we tore off the old stucco we put on
new flashing over
the windows and two layers of tarpaper. (of course).
|The decorative band and the column, or
pilaster, are formed with straight lumber and filled in.
||Putting the finish coat on the column, or
really the pilaster.
A pilaster is a three sided column.
|The cut edge is coated using a bonding
coat. This is pure flex-con
and portland cement, with no sand. This prevents edge cracking at the joint:
|This painted concrete ledge was done the
same way. I was afraid
to chip the ledge and break it up.
|Another mystic secret revealed:
I painted the ledge with the same mix of pure flex-con and
portland cement, leaving the surface rough.
|The ledge is finished to match the rest of
|Color stucco house looks like new.
There seems to always be trees in the way of my pictures.
At least the trees don't look too bad.