Stucco is made of sand and water. It isfor furnishing the exterior of a house. it can be applied in any surface, almost. It is a great material. It is cheap, versatile, and almost found in every color. using this material over existing brick wall can really improve the house appearance. It is a great way to deal with a brick which is damaged. Many house owner can do stucco over brick in just a few days. It is perfect weekend project.
First, you have to make a preparation. Prepare your brick walls for stucco application. Using paint brush to apply a layer of concrete bonding agent to the entire wall surface in order to do the preparation. This will help the stucco adhere to the brick. Let it dry for 30 minutes, then move to the next step. You can begin mixing the stucco. Mix it in a whellbarrow to get the best one. The wheelbarrow is large enough to prevent spills.purchased pre-mmixed stucco and add water till it reaches the consistency of a thick paste. Just mix as much as you need within an hour. Now, apply the stucco. Apply the scratch coat (1/4 inch coat of stucco) using a trowel. Use a plastere’s rake to scratch ines to the material. It is a base layer. Let it dry within 24 hours before the next step. After that, apply the finish coat. Use the trowel to apply another coat ¼ inch thick. You can create texture and dimensions by varying pressure and angel. Again, let it dry within 24 hours.
Many people like the natural stucco while others like to paint it. if you want to paint your stucco, wait until 4 weeks to convince that the material is completely dried. This stucco over brick installation can improve the appearance of your home. it can add value and character.
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