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Old 06-08-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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How To Repair Stucco Dent?


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One of my guys dented the stucco in the pic. Any thoughts on how to fix? I have the colour of the stucco to match.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:16 PM   #2
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Just a gentle bump.

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clean it out filler up and hope you can match the old.
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One of my guys dented the stucco in the pic. Any thoughts on how to fix? I have the colour of the stucco to match.

I assume this is a remodeling project. See if the owner has the color blend if not my 2nd choice would be to fill it with motor or even thin set works well use a spunge float for texture and paint the wall. The color match is easy if you pull the chip that is still hanging in the pic

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Mechanically clean all loose stucco, wipe dust out, moisten, mix white mortar, fill dent with knife/spatula, match surface texture with brush, check after few hours, math and blend new texture with old. Let it dry. Paint with round brush. No strokes, paint with straight touch. Thus dot dot dot dotted...Let it dry and dot dot dot again....
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That looks more like an EIFS product to me. If it is, I'd be careful about using a Portland based product to patch.
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Hire a stucco guy, that's what they do.
No offense but if you have to ask refer to the above.
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My usual method: Tape it off tight to the hole, Use a knife or corckscrew to pull the stucco out closer to the surface, jam some LE foam in behind to keep it out, fill, float, remove tape and feather it out with a dry paintbrush.

Keep in mind, you want the stuff pulled out so that you're not trying to fill a deep hole. Otherwise it'll slump. And you don't want it too far out, otherwise you'll have a bump.

If you have any crack lines left when you're done you can color them with the finish. put a little finish in a tshirt (clean) or cheesecloth kinda material, and gently tap he cloth against the crack to get a little of the finish color out, but not the sand.

It can be kinda tricky, and if you're not careful you can mess the wall up pretty good.

Good luck.

Edit: That looks like it's right on the corner. If thats the case I'd reccomend hiring a pro.
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That looks more like an EIFS product to me. If it is, I'd be careful about using a Portland based product to patch.

What is your concern with portland base patch? Back in the day when these product started they were often appliyed over portland base coats. and for that matter foundation walls. Granted the products are in 2 different spectrums.
Just a question not challenge of your ability?
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What is your concern with portland base patch? Back in the day when these product started they were often appliyed over portland base coats. and for that matter foundation walls. Granted the products are in 2 different spectrums.
Just a question not challenge of your ability?
As I understand it, sticking portland in the hole may cause cracking. The portland will expand and contract at a different rate than the foam/finish or the rest of the wall.
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I love the ZOOM ON firefox.

Thats definently EIFS and alot of expirence applying and repairing the stuff over the years and I'll tell you even if you had the original finish in a bucket you will always see a repair. I did alot of eifs back in the day and can tell you finish in a bucket will not always match applied walls even 6 months later.

With that being said I'd look at a decorative medalions (coining) or lighting aproach. In other words add something unique and astetic right there since a repair will stick out like a sore thumb and be noticible.
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Re: How To Repair Stucco Dent?


he can take the color as it is today and have it matched. I have that EIFS thread going where we did some rot repair behind the foam on a larger section, about 32"x9' high and we are matching the existing EIFS as it is today, not as it was put on in the early 90s.
he should be able to do the same here, just costly as I doubt you can just get a small batch mixed up.
you may have to blend it out a bit. might still looked patched as it looks like you aren't in a small area where it would blend in easier.
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What is your concern with portland base patch? Back in the day when these product started they were often appliyed over portland base coats. and for that matter foundation walls. Granted the products are in 2 different spectrums.
Just a question not challenge of your ability?
As someone above stated, there may be an issue of differences in expansion, but I'd be just as concerned with trying to make the texture match.

I've seen buildings done with a Dri-Vit top coat over a Portland based brown coat and it looks great. One thing I did notice though, it has a tendancy to spider crack on the topcoat over time. Still in all, I think it's a better application than EIFS, in my opinion.
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As someone above stated, there may be an issue of differences in expansion, but I'd be just as concerned with trying to make the texture match.

I've seen buildings done with a Dri-Vit top coat over a Portland based brown coat and it looks great. One thing I did notice though, it has a tendancy to spider crack on the topcoat over time. Still in all, I think it's a better application than EIFS, in my opinion.
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I veiw the system the same way. 2 brown and top is i.mo. a true finish. And this dent wouldn't be.
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I'll just hire someone. I was kind of looking froward to giving it a go actually.
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FYI, yes it's EIFS. The dent is about 1" dia. Here's a closer look.

BTW, why don't they install this stuff with corner bead like drywall? Not that it would have helped in this case, but it's pretty fragile at the corners don't you think?
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