The process of repairing stucco involves removing loose stucco to expose the lathe, installing a layer of mesh and then applying multiple coats of stucco mix followed by a finishing coat and paint. Properly installed stu... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Stucco provides a long-lasting finish for a home. Maintain this finish properly by regularly washing it, removing mold and repairing minor damage, even if only cosmetic. With care, stucco continues to protect a home for ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

To patch stucco, clean the edges with a chisel, use a wire brush to remove any remaining loose material, stir the premixed repair material, and apply thin coats of the patch. Sealing the hole prevents further weather dam... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance
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