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old look to new stucco

I am trying to match a custom stucco interior which is full of cracks, some very pronounced and deep... and thats the look I want to achieve. Altogether it gives the place a very warm, old-world feel. ...
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Stucco alternative for a small section of a wall?

I'm trying to remove this exterior door, and replace it with a window: The plan is to remove the door and frame, make top and bottom places from 2x3s, run 2x3s beams every 12" and make an opening for ...
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Covering Exposed ICF and sill plate?

new guy here. I am hoping you guys can help. We had a 2x6 built Wisconsin Homes modular placed on top of an ICF basement. Then, we had vertical vinyl board and batten siding installed, it was run down ...
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How to remove an external dryer vent cover when it's covered by stucco?

I don't know who built this house but they did it stupidly. I need to replace my external dryer vent cover because one of the fins broke. However, it seems like whoever built the house, covered the ...
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Cracks in stucco

I live in South Florida in a CBS home that is 15 years old. We have several hairline cracks but one of them is about a foot up from the ground, very thin but several feet long and even wraps around to ...
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What causes cracks in stucco at 45 degree angle from top of NW corner garage door up along light fixture to wall vent?

What likely causes this pattern of stucco cracking from top corner of side garage door through light fixture up along air vent up to roofline on NW side of house? Did someone or something hit it a ...
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How to remove old house number

I have an old metal framed house number that looks like it is embedded in the stucco (see image). Looking for a way to remove it without damaging the wall too much. I'm planning to put a new ...
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How To Remove Decorative Logs From Stucco Exterior

What are some options for removing these decorative log ends on the exterior of my house? The stucco is traditional (real) stucco. There is a possibility that the logs may penetrate the sheathing and ...
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Attaching outdoor Ethernet cable to stucco?

I need to route the Gigabit Ethernet CAT6 cable on the outside wall. The cable is certified for outdoor use, but I'm puzzled how to attach it to stucco. Would I need to drill stucco with masonry bit ...
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How do I hang a round metal art piece on an exterior stucco wall?

I have a round metal art sign I would like to hang on a stucco wall just outside my main door. What would be the best way to hang a sign like this?
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Refinish stucco on exterior with new texture?

I have zero experience with stucco, but would like to learn what it would take to refinish the stucco on my house with a new texture. The stucco is peeling off in a lot of areas on my exterior walls. ...
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Patch small holes in an internal stucco wall

In a room that was added on to the house (many years ago), two of the internal walls (that used to be external walls) are stucco. There are a couple of approx. 1 inch diameter holes in the stucco ...
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hanging a water hose holder on stucco… do I need to find a stud?

I am hanging a water hose holder for a 50 foot all-rubber hose. This holder can be mounted with 6 screws (2 rows X 3 columns). Would it be necessary to try to at least get that middle column ...
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Water leaked from second floor to first (ground) floor. What should I do / be worried about?

When I was trying to fix a leaky faucet in the bathroom (2nd floor), I made a series of mistakes that lead to having some water go underneath the un-tiled section of the bathroom and into the cutout ...
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What's the best way to flash this difficult corner above a roof in stucco?

How should I flash this tricky corner: This is at the junction of a 2 story section and 1 story lower flat roof, done in foam. The flashing was installed about 20 years ago, the wall below rotted ...
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How do I fix this hole in 1960's stucco exterior wall?

I have recently bought a new home and there is this 150mm diameter hole left in the exterior wall. Looks like this is where the rangehood was once vented. Talk about poor workmanship. How do you ...
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How should I insulate a 3 story 1920's lath stucco house in New England?

Best and worst ways to insulate 3 story 1920's lath stucco house in New England? Is there any type of insulation I should be careful to avoid? In particular, I am concerned about the permeability of ...
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How can I secure this faucet: the pipe is not secured inside the wall

The pipe leading to this exterior faucet was apparently never secured inside the wall (contractor mistake when the wall was built): So it pulls in and out in use, and no doubt lets rain water drip ...
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How to prepare new stucco, for a later heavy duty item attachment?

I would like to hang a particular heavy duty hose reel on a wall that will be patched with stucco. In other words, it's sheathing and studs right now. I could wait until after the stucco is on, ...
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Skim coat stucco with stucco

I need to skim coat an existing painted stucco facade with stucco to a sand finish, will it adhere if I use an adhesive on the facade and in the stucco mix or should I rotohammer dimples in the facade ...
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How do I repair this patio wall?

My HOA doesn't want to do it and I need to sell this condo. Not sure how to tell if it is stucco or concrete. I have lots of experience with drywall repair, but never done this on the outside. What ...
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Drilling into outdoor stucco to hang bike

I'm interesting in hanging a bike hook up on my patio outdoors. My outdoor walls appear to be some kind of hard stucco, and I've run a magnetic stud finder over the whole wall and it's all magnetic, ...
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How to smooth out a stucco exterior?

We have stucco on the exterior of the house. It is a sand/float finish, I believe, and it looks like this. It is a medium to coarse version of this finish. How do I go about making this smooth by ...
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What type of window trim go on top of stucco and how?

My design drawing has a simple trim around window but my contractor did not ask me and applied stucco around the window. Now I can only add the trim on top of stucco. I want to make sure the trim is ...
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How do I install stucco over an exterior painted stone wall?

I have a painted stone wall that is not very attractive. I thought stuccoing over it could solve the appearance problem. Would I need a wire mesh? Could I stucco right on the stone? Would I need to ...
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Apply stucco directly to cement board

I'm fixing stucco on an old house and it appears as though they literally just added stucco onto cement board with asphalt kraft paper in between. I have to remove a piece to add in new cement board ...
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Stucco repair, no membrane?

I was doing a crack repair on my grandparents' house. The crack was in stucco located in an outside soffit on the 1st floor. I removed the stucco and to my surprise there was no membrane, just what ...
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How can I accurately locate bricks covered in stucco or plaster?

Where I live, most houses are old and have red brick walls. On the inside, the walls are covered by stucco or plaster and then some decorative layer. The plaster and mortar in the walls are generally ...
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INSULATING A STUCCO SHED

I live in an high desert where it gets very cold, -20 in the winter,with 95 degree days in the summer. I have a beverage cooler in a building with a new shed attached to it to protect the compressor. ...
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What's the best caulk type for exterior stucco to wood window trim?

I have cracked caulk that is sealing window trim to a stucco wall. What type of caulk should I use to replace the old, deteriorated caulk? Ideally, the caulk would be paintable.
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Trying to hang my self-made gymnastics workout machine in my garage

I basically made this machine referencing two videos: Power Moves Training System How to Make Your Own Breakdancing Flare Trainer Mine is a tiny bit different than both but same basic design. It's ...
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How to fix a through hole in stucco on the outside of the house?

Some contractors drilled some holes on the outside of the house and I need to patch them up. One hole is about 1 to 1.5" in diameter. They drilled through so that they can put a piece of wire through ...
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Patching around a pipe exit in stucco wall

We just purchased a home and the seller hired a handyperson to run a pipe for the hot water heater pressure release. They ran a copper pipe down...at the bottom there's an elbow that's connected to ...
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Stucco cracking/polymer additives/AAC

I am building with AAC blocks in a tropical country. The usual practice here is to apply a home-made plaster/stucco (cement/sand mixture) to the wall (which here is more typically mortar). However, ...
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What's the best way to cut through this wall?

I am adding insulation+drywall between open rafters. What's the best way (tool, blade/bit, technique, other advice) to get through these wall layers for ventilation? (I'll put mesh and grilles over ...
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How to properly fix these cracks in exterior window sill

The inspector suggested that these are easy fixes but most of the searches for repairing window sills brings up rotten wood and that's not what I've got here. and also this one
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Should exterior stucco be sealed to prevent water damage

Should exterior stucco on Tudor style home be sealed?
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Alternatives to conventional weep screed, for stucco to the ground homes?

I live in one of millions of older homes that have stucco applied right to the ground, like so: There's really no way to retrofit a conventional weep screed here. Lowering grade is not feasible ...
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How to install an outdoor outlet in new stucco (not retrofit) — with details done right

Previous questions pertain to adding an outdoor electrical box to old stucco (How do I install electrical through existing stucco (e.g. "old work") ). What are the ways it's done on a wall ...
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What is this thin metal wire in wall of 50s home?

What is the purpose of this thin metal wire? It attaches to a nailhead on the other stud, which is securing an electrical box. Is this a grounding wire or something else?
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Should I refinish Spanish stucco in winter or wait until Spring?

The outside if my house is Spanish stucco, painted over with what appears to be an oil-based paint. In certain areas the paint chipped off or looks loose (rain probably infiltrated) I live in NYC and ...
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How should I go about insulating a 1920's stucco house in LA?

I own a two story, 3200 Sq ft house in Los Angeles. The exterior is stucco and the walls are lathe and plaster. A year ago we had some water damage after a rain storm. When the contractor demo'd ...
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Cement board or plywood for stuccoing over

I have a former window I want to close and stucco over. I did the framing already. Was wondering if I should use a cement board or 1/2" OSB or plywood with wire mesh as substrate to stucco over (to ...
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Stucco around lumber

I have a masonry wall that I'd like to hang a 2x6 on (6 side against the wall) so that I can use it as an anchor for a curtain rod. I would then like to stucco around it. I was wondering if it's okay ...
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Importance of plaster repair skills/experience

I have an old 1920's house in the Chicago area with many lath-and-plaster walls and ceilings. We are going to be removing a whole-house fan, which will leave a 3' square opening that will need to be ...
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What type of primer to use on stucco wall?

So our stucco comes up about 3 feet off the ground and then the siding takes over. We had our deck removed and installed a nice new patio. I would like to do something with the stucco wall because it'...
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How should I insulate the walls in a stucco house?

What is the best way to insulate a 1969 stucco home in the San Francisco Bay Area? I have added a lot of insulation in the attic area but the rooms and walls are cold. Any suggestions?
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Can I use metal J-channel and drip caps intended for roofing as my window casing beads?

I'm going to be installing nailing fin vinyl windows using a new construction application in a stucco wall. I'd like to install them properly with gasketed and caulked casing bead around the edges to ...
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How can I tell what kind of paint is on my stucco?

I have a stucco house that has been painted. I would like to somehow figure out what kind of paint it is. The reason being that I would like to re-color the house with a high-quality mineral paint, ...