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How to patch stucco (Page 2)


Step 5. If your large patch area includes a corner, cut and install a piece of metal edging along the corner of the wall. Sheet metal is sharp, so make sure you wear gloves and eye protection when cutting it.

 

Step 6. Apply a base, or scratch coat of premixed stucco compound over the lath, with a thickness of about 3/8. Score closely spaced horizontal lines in the wet surface, using a scratching tool or a nail. Let the stucco dry for a couple of days.

 

Step 7. Apply the second coat of stucco patch compound, to withing 1/4" of the original surface. Let the patch dry for a day or two.

 

Step 8. Apply the final coat of stucco, then texture it to match the surrounding wall, using a whisk broom or trowel. After the stucco dries, you can either paint the patch area to match the surrounding wall, or paint the entire wall for nearly invisible blend.

 

 

 

 

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