Info on Stucco and Plastering-February, 2021-sixty-third issue
Natural white cement finish in Honduras
I live in McLean in Northern Virginia and we are building a house in Roatan, Honduras.
We are required to build a concrete block house with stucco finish in our small neighborhood. I noticed our builder had included painting the stucco on our cost to build and I responded that I did not want painted stucco but rather I wanted natural lime stucco (white) like I had seen in Santorini years ago. I had seen instances of where the painted stucco had peeled and that the upkeep would require sandblasting in between paintings over the years. I suggested natural, lime based stucco which we can lime wash in the future. He responded that the local products they have used were *hit and highly recommended importing quality products from the USA.
So, my question to you is what product would you recommend? Any advice, or suggestions? Am I off base not to want to paint?
I saw these manufacturers online but I have no experience to base whether they are a quality company or not. Appreciate your opinion. Thanks!
or 20 shovelfuls or 4 full 5 gallon buckets
if you get bulk sand.
I am sure there is white portland in Honduras.
This mix is better than Merlex. Merlex would be super expensive and
maybe impossible to ship. After all , it is mostly sand.
The sand we use is crushed quartz, used for sandblasting and making glass.
You can also use masonry sand, for a nice yellowish color.
Natural white stucco looks 100 times better than paint.
Here is an example of our white: