|Carlos dashes on the pebble mix. We probably do more pebble dash stucco than anybody in the Washington area.||Finished panel matches old house exactly.|
|A necessary evil is to cut back the stucco
for new flashing. These areas usually are
cut in straight lines. We chop the edges
of the old stucco to a jagged line. These
jagged edges make the patch less obvious
than a straight line. Also, we can overlap the lath correctly.
|Jagged edge helps blend in this patch.
Pebble dash is the hardest stucco finish
to match. You won't hardly notice this
after it is painted.
|Cool old curved ceiling under stairway is
torn off and redone. You certainly can't do
this with drywall. I call these ceilings
tornadoes, because they look like a tornado.
This one is half a tornado.
|You may remember Richard's house if you have
clicked on my last update button a few times.
We have been working here every winter for
the last 3 years. We may finish it next winter, or maybe the next.
Here's the kitchen ceiling.
|Plaster in sun room is torn out and replastered.
Lath was attached to the concrete slab by
drilling holes and using stainless steel anchors. The old concrete was way too hard for hilti pins. Concrete hardens with age, like stucco.
|After a one inch sand plaster basecoat,
is white coated and troweled smooth.
This ceiling should win the plastic trophy for the quality ceiling of the year.
|A stucco addition on the back of an old
Window surrounds and bands are formed
The window surrounds will be finished
|Replacing a ceiling with blue board and
We did several of these this winter.
I forget my camera sometimes.