Step 6: Sling It

Sling it
Photo: Reena Bammi
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Wet the edge of the old stucco so it won't suck moisture out of the patch and weaken the bond between old and new. Scoop fist-size wads of wet stucco onto a brick trowel and toss them against the wire lath until it's completely covered. Smooth the mix with a finishing trowel, then pack it against the edge of the existing stucco with a brick trowel. Keep adding more material until this layer is about 1/2 inch below the existing stucco surface.
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    Tools List

    • drywall knife
      4-inch drywall knife,
      used to scrape off loose stucco
    • wire brush
      Wire brush,
      for cleaning scraped wall surfaces
    • flat blade shovel
      Shovel,
      used to mix stucco
    • wheelbarrow
      Mortar trough or wheelbarrow,
      for mixing stucco
    • plaster hawk
      Hawk,
      used to hold stucco while working
    • mason's trowel
      Trowel,
      for applying stucco to wall
    • rubber float
      Rubber float,
      used to smooth stucco patch

    Shopping List

    1. Portland cement
    one 94-lb. bag

    2. Brick or Mason’s sand

    3. Hydrated lime

    4. Acrylic bonding agent

    5. Builder’s paper
    Grade D

    6. Plastic sheeting

    7. Expanded metal lath
    (aka diamond mesh)

    8. Duct tape