|Market finished. Finish is REAL portland cement and REAL
is 97 "Pacific sand" from La
After a month there are still no cracks. Our method of stucco over painted blocks pays off again. When we used to nail metal lath over painted block or stucco, we got a lot of cracks.
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|Close up of the skip trowel
texture. I showed
Jason's wife this
picture and she liked it.
|Window insets are finished with a grey stone-like color and texture.||Back wall on the balcony showing the drip groove. Maybe you saw this before on the last update.|
|Facelift remodel coating the old stucco with new.
We are using some new and old techniques.
|Stucco ceilings outlast CHEAP DRYWALL many times over. Here
is a nice
radius canopy ceiling we did in Bethesda for Heb n co Const.
Design is by Fox Architects
Finish is white portland and silica sand.
Color is "Dove grey" from La Habra stucco.
|Looks better than CHEAP DRYWALL, too.
Another new ceiling in the Foxhall Road area. Finish coat is Natural white portland cement. Sand in the finish coat is half number 2 (medium) and half number 1(fine) graded quartz. Quartzite silica sand is "Q-ROK" from US Silica.
|Tyvek torn off and tarpaper put on on this pebble dash addition.||What this picture shows is old home-made tarpaper on the sheathing. Note how the furring strips and wood lath are still in good condition after more than 80 years even though they weren't covered with paper(or house wrap) but only mortar. Proof that real breathable stucco protects the wood.|