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To apply stucco to the exterior of a house, begin by prepping the exterior by applying a concrete bonding agent to any masonry or concrete wall. For wood exteriors, wrap the house in either plastic house wrap or roofing ... More »

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While stucco colors traditionally come in neutral earth tones such as brown, beige and gray, a full range of colors is available for exterior stucco, including pinks, lavenders and greens. Bright yellow, muted or tan yel... More »

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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 »

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To drill into brick, purchase a masonry bit for an electric drill. While wearing eye protection, hold the drill bit perpendicular to the brick, and drill as deep as necessary. More »

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Homeowners can remodel old basement stairs by making some repairs with a hammer, nails, construction adhesive and a masonry drill. After repairs are made they can give the stairs a fresh look with some stain and varnish. More »

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Hilti manufactures many different types of concrete and masonry anchors, including concrete adhesive anchors, facade attachments, anchors for mechanical and electrical supports, concrete bolts for handrails and guardrail... More »

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Hilti masonry anchors come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including cast-in anchors, screw anchors, flush anchors, undercut anchors and injectable adhesive anchors. All the company's adhesive and mechanical anchors ex... More »

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