|After the cement brown coat has set for a
finish is applied in two steps. First, a bright
yellow scratch coat is applied irregularly, leaving
trowel marks. These trowel marks will burnish
with the trowel, leaving burnished "veins".
This is probably the first stucco shower and stucco
floor in the Washington area.
|A brown colored cement mortar is applied,
when the yellow starts to set. The finish
is white portland and sand colored with paint colorants. A lot of acrylic is added to the
1. Cut out cracking
2. Make the finish less porous.
3. Bonding strength
5. Incredible compression strength.
|Note the mottled colors, or burnishing, created by
|Walls are trowed smooth, leaving intentional
"cat faces", or pits in the wall. Part of the
strategy of using the yellow first is to make
the cat faces look deeper.
The result is a hand troweled look that is
extremely durable and water resistant.
Brown coat of portland and sand on
walls shower and floor.
A scratch coat is applied to self-furring lath
on the floor and shower pan.
Mortar is squished under lath real good
to avoid air pockets and to make sure the
lath is embedded well for maximum re-inforcement
Floor is filled and straighted with a rod.
Please check back for the finished floor.