Juan Gomez, Owner
The hot, dry weather is one reason so many homeowners tackle remodeling projects. Stucco application is becoming increasing popular. Stucco application can be undertaken by any individual, even if they do not have a great deal of experience in do it yourself projects.
It can be used as part of a range of different projects, but mainly for resurfacing and as a filler. Implementing some tips during the application process will ensure that your technique is correct.
Tips include: Mixing mortar with the right amount of water will produce the desired consistency.
Next, the temperature in the atmosphere must be considered. In the event that the weather is exceptionally hot, the process of stucco application will involve keeping it damp for up to three days. Allowing it to dry to quickly will cause it to crack. If you want to add some color to the stucco, this can be done during the mixing process. Cement dye can be mixed in with the stucco to change the color.
Stucco application should take place as soon as it has been mixed, which can be completed with a trowel. If you want to add texture, this can be done by scratching it with the end of the trowel to a depth of approximately one eighth of an inch. The second layer of stucco can then be applied at a thickness of 1/4 inch.
Texture can be added to this layer in the form of a design that suits the property. In the days that follow, the stucco should be lightly sprayed with water to create the best appearance. We carry all the necessary supplies that you need to complete your project. ROB-K is located at 120 So. Terry (off Stricklen) or call us at 830-488-6046.