|Old stucco is stripped off and wall is
furred with furring strips nailed securely to the old studs. This makes sure we have a solid surface to attach the metal lath to. In addition, we put extra furring strips in between each stud.
This ensures the lath doesn't sag when
the scratch coat is applied.
Tar paper is applied as a vapor barrier
over the furring.
Note the old clapboards.
|The old stucco on the front was
still real solid so we just nailed
metal lath over it.
|A string line is pulled on the wall every
6 feet to straighten the wall.
The old 1805 framing is really crooked.
We had to fill in about 3 inches thick
in spots to get the wall straight.
|Side wall finally brown-coated.
The front is next.
We're starting the finish coat
basecoat is applied
the blue board. Blue board is like
sheetrock, only it is designed for a
First, fiberglass tape is applied to the
|Secondly, a scratch
to all the joints.
|Then, the whole ceiling is coated with
|The next day, the white coat is applied and troweled smooth.|