|We rejoin our heroes from last time here at this attractive
Finish is REAL portland cement and REAL sand. Color is #81 "Oatmeal" from La Habra stucco. Chimney is #820 "Silverado" to add a stone like contrast.
|Border design on stairs is my signature
on this project.
|We're plastering the inside,
at least the first floor. Saw bench like legs are nailed to planks. These planks used in this style are called "bats".
|Garage from last update is finished.
Note how soffit vents in the stucco ceilings allow air circulation. Air enters soffit vents at bottom of gable end. Hot air exits through
ridge vent on roof.
|Finish coat sprayed with hopper gun to match existing house.|
|A view of the front of Gus's
house, showing the arches at
the front entrance.
|Masonite strips are set with string lines on the arches,
scratch coat sets up. Columns are formed with wood strips at the same
|Mynor rods off wall top to bottom to make sure
it is straight.
Is the wall straight?
I garr-an-tee it, like the cajun chef used to say. .see how we did it
|Check out our forms for the window surrounds.
These will have a faux sandstone like look.
|This is the third addition we have stuccoed on this house in
the last 11 years.
We also stuccoed the house next door.
|Stone cap is put on using a string line.
Notice how far the cap projects from the wall. The idea is to prevent water from running behind the stucco, causing premature failure.
|New Mexico style "diva" will have an electric insert. Here scratch coat awaits further filling in. check back to see the finished project and how we did it.||People have asked me about putting stucco on pressure treated
and I have always advised against it, because pressure treated lumber
and twists so bad. I think this method will not fail.
Check back for more details.