Hard Coat Stucco
Hard-coat or traditional stucco is a cement finishing plaster that can be applied to both interior and exterior walls. Hard-coat stucco is extremely durable and has been used as a building material for thousands of years, most notably by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Early stucco was made by combining lime, sand and water until Portland cement replaced lime as the standard binder in stucco in the 1800’s. Strong, attractive, weather-resistant, and value-priced, hard-coat stucco is still widely used today in modern building and construction.
Hard-coat stucco is applied by hand or machine using a one-coat or three-coat method. In both methods, stucco can either be directly applied to a solid base (i.e. masonry or concrete wall) or spread onto a metal lath that is attached to masonry or a concrete work. In the one-coat method, a single coat of stucco is applied over a layer of insulating foam, then finished with a second coat of stucco. In the three-coat method, three separate coats are applied: a scratch coat, a brown coat, and a finish coat that gives stucco its rough, final texture. Despite differences in application, both methods are quite efficient and consistently yield a quality finish.
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