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Can you add a textured stucco to wood walls?

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Q:

Can you add a textured stucco to wood walls?

— Connie, Benjamin, Texas

A:

Steve says: The problem with applying a texture over the wood is getting the texture to stick. Since the two materials have different expansion rates the texture will likely crack and peel. If you want the look of drywall, the safest bet is to apply half-inch drywall directly to the wood walls, tape and finish it. As an alternative, some of the heavy-bodied vinyl acrylic paints adhere very well to wood. While you may not get a plaster-smooth wall, your walls will be bright and well sealed.

 
 

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