|Project had been
abandoned for a
long time before we got here. Old
tarpaper was torn off and replaced.
|Flat sheet metal flashing was nailed
over the top window flange. This
prevents water from running in
between flange and wall.
Later, of course, flashing is covered
with tar paper and lath.
|People ask me why don't I get a
What for? I have two!.
|Scratch coat is wet down with a hose
before brown coat.
|Brown coat is straightened with a six
foot rod. Wall is an honest 3/4" thick,
not like the thin crap you see on new
|Top of concrete steps are coated
using an acrylic admixture in the
|Bonding coat is roughed up using a
rubber float. Come back and see it
|Chimney is finished first. Color on
chimney is #820, "Silverado" from La
Habra stucco. Rest of the house will
be #81, "Oatmeal".