Traditional stucco in the Foxhall Road area of Washington, DC

sills on the stair tower in Washington, DC
sills on the stair tower in
              Washington, DC
We formed the sills on the stair tower
with PVC (plastic) wood, and filled with more lath and mortar.
Forms off, and we have a solid sill. The trowel shows we have plenty of room to angle the finish coat down.
plastic wood is used to form the arches
finish on the arch surrounds
More plastic wood is used to form the arches.
When the forms are pulled off, we have a solid cement arch.
A view of the finish on the arch surrounds.
plastic heat tent
details around the front entrance.
A plastic heat tent is built to keep working in sub-freezing temperatures.
We formed and filled the details around the front entrance.
finish coat
              around the front door
Stucco sure looks
              nice with arches and spanish tile
The finish coat around the front door almost
resembles cut marble.
We used white portland cement, white sand
and troweled the finish as smooth as we can.
Stucco sure looks nice with arches and Spanish tile. Please check back for our next update
for more on the finished product.
We are doing a lot of plaster inside the house as well.