Circa 1804 farmhouse stuccoed

fake brick shingles fake brick shingles
An older addition had fake brick shingles. A close up of the fake brick shingles.
real portland cement stucco river sand color
Mottling and color variations show the elegance of real portland cement stucco.
This is what the fake stuff tries to mimic-
the fake stuff they use on new houses and shopping centers. Click here or on the picture for a bigger view. (Opens new window).
"Sandstone" color from La Habra stucco was chosen to duplicate a river sand color. River sand may have been used in1804. 
Here a graded sand was used for added crack resistance instead of river sand.
Metal lath on addition Brown coat applied
Metal lath on addition.  Brown coat applied.