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Old 08-10-2019, 04:01 AM   #1
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Dryvit? Stucco?


I've seen this stuff on maybe three or four houses in my sixteen years in this business. Got a quote to write for doing a lot of exterior rotten wood replacement (which we do at least once a week), and also found rot/damage to this stucco-looking crap on this house.

Is this stucco? Can you even tell from pictures?

If it's simple enough to mix up a batch, trowel it in, and scrape a similar texture into it, I'm on it. But if this stuff requires a more specific skill set, I'll find someone around these parts that I can sub the repair work to.

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Old 08-10-2019, 05:25 AM   #2
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Looks like the stuff(forgot what it's called) that comes on 4 x 8 sheets. Repaired a bunch of it. Matching the pattern is the worst part.

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You need to move very fast with it. You work in sections to a break or a joint and can't stop until it's complete, it will flash dry in the sun or wind.


You do a brown coat first with a product that I'm pretty sure is just thinset and fiber mesh, then once that is cured you can apply the finish coat. You use a hawk and trowel like regular stucco, but it's more like trying to trowel paint, there is a learning curve.


Once it's on you have to use a plastic knockdown float to get your desired finish.
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That is Masonite stucco sheets. It is no longer available. LP Sartside is pretty darn close to the old Masonite pattern. Most people can't tell the difference.
As far as patching, I do it with Wood hardener prep, & Bondo for fill/pattern.
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I dislike stuff like that on a house , it is never flashed correctly and down the road end up with rot behind the trim boards.

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I dislike stuff like that on a house , it is never flashed correctly and down the road end up with rot behind the trim boards.

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Same with EIFS on wood frame structures. There's been a lot of problems with flashing details cause rot. In some instances it's difficult to get insurance, for a homeowner, or contractor.
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Same with EIFS on wood frame structures. There's been a lot of problems with flashing details cause rot. In some instances it's difficult to get insurance, for a homeowner, or contractor.
A lot of years ago my insurance was going to go through the roof because of EIFS problems. But because I don't install it was able to find insurance a good rate. A lot of EIFS is done around here , and I see problems al the time where it is not flashed correctly.
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I appreciate the tips and info. The repair spots are all relatively small.... Five or six inches across, etc. The woodpeckers went absolutely nuts for his wood trim, so there is much more of that to replace.

I think given the height the repairs are off the ground, we should be able to fake the pattern good enough to pass visually. He's not going to go for replacing all of the siding on the house (as he said it, "I won't be around to see it rot again"), so hardener and bondo will do here.

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