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Old 10-19-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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I have a very upset customer currently. We just finished his house yesterday and he called me this afternoon to tell me how upset he was about the cracks that we patched on the front and back of the home are extremely noticeable as it left a pretty severe trail. I happen to agree with him on this because the coarseness of his stucco the patching is flashing A LOT. We used textured custom patch which usually does a good job of falling in with the texture but for some reason these crack trails are showing like crazy!

So anyway...my question is...if we go back with some high quality elastomeric paint and back roll from corner to corner on each wall where the cracks are, do you think it will hide the patching?

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Old 10-19-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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I have a very upset customer currently. We just finished his house yesterday and he called me this afternoon to tell me how upset he was about the cracks that we patched on the front and back of the home are extremely noticeable as it left a pretty severe trail. I happen to agree with him on this because the coarseness of his stucco the patching is flashing A LOT. We used textured custom patch which usually does a good job of falling in with the texture but for some reason these crack trails are showing like crazy!

So anyway...my question is...if we go back with some high quality elastomeric paint and back roll from corner to corner on each wall where the cracks are, do you think it will hide the patching?

ANY HELP IS APPRECITATED!
You need to catch the patch up with the unpatched area first.
I'd say put at least 1 or 2 coats of paint on the patch only, then roll corner to corner.

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Old 10-19-2012, 05:35 PM   #3
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You need to catch the patch up with the unpatched area first.
I'd say put at least 1 or 2 coats of paint on the patch only, then roll corner to corner.
Hi Paul,

Thanks for helping. Excuse my confusion to your post but please help me try to understand what you are suggesting a bit better.

The areas that are patched and showing have more material on them than the rest of the wall so wouldn't adding two more coats on just the patch make it flash even more as it would protrude out even more?

The walls are already painted with one coat of paint and the patch is very visible.

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Assuming this is a repaint. The patch is absorbing the paint differently then the previously painted part of the wall. Basically you are trying to catch the patch up to the number of paint coats that have been done over the years on the unpatched areas of the wall. But, without pictures it's hard to say for sure.
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Oh I see what your saying...I don't think that is the case in this scenario..I think what happened here was we put the patch on heavy and its just sitting on top of the stucco texture making a real eye sore. I think we need to build up the stucco around the patch to meet the patch to try and hide it.
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I think what happened here was we put the patch on heavy and its just sitting on top of the stucco texture making a real eye sore. I think we need to build up the stucco around the patch to meet the patch to try and hide it.
Yeah that's a little more then flashing.
Maybe try feathering the texture it out to nothing.
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Yeah, I'm not too confident that just rolling elasto from corner to corner is gonna get the job done...I may have to go that route and get a good texture guy to kind of feather it out.
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Got any pics?
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I usually spot prime. Then prime. Then paint. Then paint. Let dry before each then. Always works.

On a unrelated note I am very very pleased with the new sw super satin paint exterior
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I will try to get a picture this week but it may be one of those things where you need to be there to see it. I will try though.
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I will try to get a picture this week but it may be one of those things where you need to be there to see it. I will try though.
Did you repair the typical staircase cracks or was it some other type of crack?
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They were just vertical settling cracks...no step cracks.
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Led base coats have a tendancy to crack in a consistent verticle pattern.
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Ok so what steps did you take to make that patch magically disappear?
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Maybe you should change your name to Sir Patchalot
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Ok so what steps did you take to make that patch magically disappear?
It's all feathered out using a brush.
I'm alway's thinking blend, feather, blend and feather when doing a repair.

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