Stucco is the material used for many different architectural and decorative purposes. This material is applied while it is wet, but it hardens incredibly fast and transforms into uneven solid form. The main advantage of stucco coatings is that they are very durable and can withstand any elements. However, even the most solid materials can be damaged and so can stucco. If there are any cracks or holes in the ceiling or wall covered with stuccoes, you may want to repair them as soon as you can. Fortunately, stucco repair is a simple task and does not require a lot of knowledge. You can always do this task yourself or you can also hire a professional contractor.
As soon as you have decided to repair the walls covered with stucco, the first thing you need to do is to find the matching color of the coating. You may want to use the same brand of stucco which you have already applied to the walls or ceilings of your home. The next thing for you to do is to learn more about the ways to apply stucco. You also need to inspect the walls and ceilings for any cracks or holes. It is highly recommended to do all repair works at once. Hence, if you are planning to do some remodeling, refinishing or repainting in the nearest future, try to prepare for it before you do any stucco repairs. As for example, if you are planning to repair drainage or roof, it can be crucial to do it before you apply stucco.
Although stucco is the material which is generally resistant to water, it can be damaged or deteriorated by water infiltration. It can be also spoiled by rust, dirt, or dust. This is why you need to inspect the walls and ceilings twice before doing any stucco repair. Patch up all the cracks and holes with silicon or acrylic patches. If the holes are too big, fill them with the stucco mixture. Choose the right time for stucco repairs. Try not to work with stucco coatings on the bright sunny days, because stucco finishes can dry up very fast.
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