|House with REAL portland cement
finish has no cracks after 2 weeks. Not a tiny hairline crack. I have been striving for ways to reduce or eliminate cracking in stucco on wood frame houses. We made 2 more discoveries that have paid
off, in reducing cracks.
|Here's a view of the back of house showing
finished color. We
house with white portland and white sand and sprayed the finish color
Coat from LaHabra Stucco.
This is Hacienda no. X-82
|Three layers are needed to form the
jack arches and the keystones.
(See last update).The photo shows how
the last projection is formed and metal
lath is nailed up.
|The quoins are formed with 1 x4's and furring strips and filled with mortar. The Keystones are filled at the same time.|
|Here's a tool I made to mold the V-grooves
between the quoins.
|We finished the wall with coarse sand,
and the quoins, jack arches and the bands with a fine sand to add a nice contrast.
|Mynor sprays on
Fog Coat with a garden sprayer. The fog is a portland cement
product that soaks in the cement for a
true integral colored cement finish.
|A view of the front showing the arch
bands and the quoins. They will be fogged
a different color.
|These Round corners add an interesting effect to
bay window style bump-out in this
|Our new plaster arch matches existing arch.
|Here's the Existing arch. Carlos and Mynor white coat the curves.||Old bathroom where the plaster is scored to look like ceramic tile.|