To mix stucco, make the dash coat, mix the scratch coat, mix the brown coat, and mix the finish coat. You need cement, mineral oxide pigment, water, hydrated lime and sand to complete the project. More »

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To make stucco for scratch coat, mix Portland cement, hydrated lime and sand. Mix the ingredients in a 5-gallon bucket or wheelbarrow with a hoe or other heavy pole, adding water until the slurry has the consistency of p... More »

The sand to cement mix ratio depends on the type of application for the mix; for example, concrete mix, mortar mix, screed mix and plastering mix all have different ratios. While the preferences may vary, some manufactur... More »

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The mixing ratio of stucco is to use at least 3 cubic feet of plaster per bag of cement for the scratch coat and a maximum of 5 cubic feet per bag of cement for the brown coat. Water is added to the mixture as needed. More »

The primary disadvantage of exterior insulation and finish systems, also known as synthetic stucco, is that they trap moisture, which leads to rotting wood or gypsum sheathing, and promote mold and mildew growth. Proper ... More »

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The steps to apply synthetic stucco include prepping the area, applying a base coat, installing a foam board, wrapping the foam board, applying a base coat and texturing. When synthetic stucco is applied correctly, the m... More »

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To stucco a cinder block wall, apply a concrete bonding agent, apply scratch layer of stucco and then add a finishing coat of stucco, allowing 36 to 48 hours for curing between each layer. While the stucco is drying, mis... More »