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Posted by: from Edmonton
8/20/2009 at 10:43:51 AM

We are getting our new garage and older home covered in acrylic stucco. The contractor just finished the final color coat, which he rolled on, to our garage, but has not started the house yet. My question is on parts of the exterior wall you can still see the mesh through the color. Is this okay, or did he not apply enough of a scratch coat. He sub contracted and they applied the first coat of mud, and then he trolled the second coat.

Thank you for your help.

Mona

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Paige Residential in Barrie
Date/Time8/20/2009 at 7:09:44 PM

You should not see the mesh through the final color coat... they should not be using a roll on method for the final coat. Roll on is usally for mouldings and trim. I would stop these guys in thier tracks before they go any further. The final coat would likely be applied with a trowel and you should be able to select the type of finish for your stucco.

Let me know if I can be of more help...

Have you paid them any thing for this job.. deposit?? etc..

David

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Paige Residential in Barrie
Date/Time8/20/2009 at 7:09:44 PM

You should not see the mesh through the final color coat... they should not be using a roll on method for the final coat. Roll on is usally for mouldings and trim. I would stop these guys in thier tracks before they go any further. The final coat would likely be applied with a trowel and you should be able to select the type of finish for your stucco.

Let me know if I can be of more help...

Have you paid them any thing for this job.. deposit?? etc..

David

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Paige Residential in Barrie
Date/Time8/20/2009 at 7:09:44 PM

Hi Mona

STOP these guys in thier tracks..

You should not see the mesh after the final coat is applied, plus they should not be using the roll on method for final coat. Roll on material is normally for trim and mouldings. They should have asked you what type of finish you would like as there are many to choose from.

Have you paid anything for this job yet?? deposit etc...

From what you are telling me something is wrong..

David

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Rachel in Edmonton
Date/Time9/30/2010 at 11:38:59 AM

Re: EIF's

If the finish coat is on your building and you can still see the mesh than this job is not acceptable and in question. My next question would be do you have drainage? Do you have back wrapping and does the work actually meet Best Practise Standards? You can obtain further information regarding systems and install requirements by finding out who is the manufacturer of the material and going direct to tto their website for details. The company that supplies your contractor should also be able to give you insite into the proper install of the product. Hope this is helpful.

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Ralph in Edmonton
Date/Time5/6/2012 at 7:01:21 PM

This looks like an old thread but I'm interested in finding out if the mesh should be visible after the second coat of base prior to the acrylic going on (in many places like around the windows the mesh completely sticks out).

Also does the base coat need to be smooth or can it be rough and marred? Will this appear through the acrylic?

Thank you in advance.

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Date/Time6/3/2012 at 10:10:44 AM

It is all dependable on the type of stucco that is being applied.

In a convintional stucco, you do see some of the stucco wire through the base coat, and is hidden with the finish coat, then a month after they apply the finish coat they could roll on the acrylic.

Other conventional methiods are They apply the base coat over the stucco wire, then a brown coat, that is water sanded, Then the acrylic stucco is applied, with a trowel, then finished with a plastic trowel.

The eifs method Styrofoam is installed, and sanded, Then an acrylic stucco base coat is applied with a fiberglass mesh embedded. This you do see the stucco mesh through the base coat. But the acrylic top coat is troweled, then a spray texture can be applied. But no rollers.

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