|Old building had Finestone (aggregated stucco).
to do this years ago.
The rocks were too big for the finish so they were constantly falling out. Also the owner
was tired of the look.
|Here the columns are coated with grey portland with plenty of flex con in the mortar for a good bond. The boys did a good job on these considering they were hand tooled with no metal corner beads or wood strips. Surface is left nice and rough for the finish.|
|Here is the first time we have used metal corner beads on the outside of a building in 8 or 9 years. These decorative brackets are under a canopy so there is no danger of rust. Also the stop and beads matched the old stucco ceiling.||Parapet wall was extended up a couple of feet.
The finestone on the parapet was coated first, then metal lath and a scratch coat put on the new metal studs and plywood sheathing. Wall is straightened by setting a stringline with a straightedge from the existing parapet.
|One by fours are set to the string and screwed in place. Here the one by strips are aligned with a rod.||Wall is filled to the strips and rodded off (staightened). Strips are temporary. We now have a straight line for the roofers to set the coping (flashing) to.|
|No nasty hump.
The bottom is low suction (not very porous)
,a thin coat with acrylic in the mortar.
The top is a high suction (very porous) thick basecoat with no acrylic. This usually leaves a nasty hump at the join. E-mail me and I'll tell you my secret trick.
|Finish coat is trued up with a slicker, a short rod.|
|Mynor still does all the floating with the magic float.||Columns finished with Dove grey from La
stucco. It is really white with just a small amount of color.
|One third finished. We are working in thirds not to block off all the entrances. Please check back to see the finished product.|