Preparing your house for a restucco is an important step to ensure a successful and long-lasting finish. Here are the steps we follow:
1. Inspect the existing stucco: Start by inspecting the current stucco for any damage, cracks, or signs of moisture. Address any stucco repairs needed before proceeding with the restucco.
2. Repair and replace: If there are any damaged or rotted wood surfaces, trim, or moldings, repair or replace them before applying the new stucco. Make sure all surfaces are solid and in good condition.
3. Clear the area: Remove any obstacles or outdoor furniture near the walls to provide easy access to the entire surface.
4. Clean the walls: Thoroughly clean the exterior walls using a pressure washer to remove dirt, dust, and loose debris. Allow the walls to dry completely.
5. Protect surrounding areas: Cover windows, doors, plants, and other structures near the work area with plastic sheets or drop cloths to prevent damage from splatters during the restucco process.
6. Trim vegetation: Trim back any bushes, trees, vines, or other vegetation that may be in close proximity to the walls. This will prevent interference during the restucco application and allows for proper curing and drying.
7. Apply bonding agent: Use a bonding agent or primer recommended by the stucco manufacturer to promote adhesion between the old and new stucco layers. The stucco bonding agent strengthens the bond between the existing stucco surface and any new material applied.
8. Protect fixtures and surfaces: Cover any light fixtures, outlets, vents, or other features attached to the walls with tape or plastic to prevent them from getting damaged during the restucco process.
Proper preparation is crucial for a successful restucco project. Following these steps will help ensure a beautiful and long-lasting finish for your home. If you have questions about getting your home ready for restucco, give us a call at (619) 561-7429 or use our Contact Form to Reach out to us.