|Finish is applied on Ann's house in Washington, DC (see last update). Finish is applied in two steps, a scratch coat and the texture. The architect liked Carlos' texture better than mine, so he did the texture.||An attractive stucco addition in
is a natural color
using two colors of sand.
Color portland cement finish is applied on this
multi-million dollar house.
Color finish, real portland cement and real sand, is applied to this pop-up addition.
|Q: What is a ground ?
The ground is a nailer set to the thickness
of the stucco(or plaster). Here a 3/4" wood
strip is nailed around the window. This does
1. It establishes the thickness of the
stucco, 3/4", and gives us a straight line to
2. It gives a nailing surface to nail the wood
trim so the stucco doesn't have to be drilled first.
Brown coat is rodded off (straightened) and
1/8" to 1/4" is allowed for the finish coat.
This makes sure the finish joins flush with
the nailer and the trim lays flat. The trim will be slightly wider than the ground
|We're tearing off the tyvek to put on tarpaper
in Bethesda, Maryland
|Another addition in Alexandria where we tore off the tyvek|