Frequently Asked Questions about Stucco Materials

Where can I buy stucco?

Where can I buy stucco? You don’t really “buy” stucco so much as you buy the materials to mix stucco onsite or hire a contractor to do the work. You can purchase materials to make stucco throughout the country at material supply houses and home improvement centers. There are a variety of acceptable mixture proportions [...]

Where can I buy stucco?2021-11-20T18:49:11-08:00

What type of cement can be used to make stucco?

What type of cements can be used to make stucco? There are many types of hydraulic cements that can be used as a binder for stucco, or portland cement plaster. The cement standards used in the United States most often are from the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). A hydraulic cement is one [...]

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What sheathing materials are appropriate for stucco construction?

What are appropriate sheathing materials for plaster construction? Rigid sheathing materials are commonly used behind plaster finishes. They are directly attached to support studs then covered with building paper or other weather resistant barrier (WRB). Metal lath attached over the sheathing and into the supports carries the plaster. The weather resistant barrier is intended to [...]

What sheathing materials are appropriate for stucco construction?2021-11-20T18:43:05-08:00

Are plaster, stucco, and EIFS the same?

Are plaster, stucco, and EIFS the same? The answer requires a bit of an explanation. Plaster is the general term for material that is applied to a wall surface in a thin layer. Portland cement-based plaster is such a material that uses portland cement as the binder. It is sometimes called “traditional stucco.” Stucco is [...]

Are plaster, stucco, and EIFS the same?2021-11-20T18:40:09-08:00
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