Stucco Videos

Stucco Videos

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                                                                                        These videos should answer a lot of the questions that I receive.
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Added May 22, 2011

How we make our California Color Finish.
The formula is:
6 color packs
2 94 lb. bags white portland
4 100 lb. bags white silica sand
1/2 50 lb. bag lime.

This is the dry mix

The wet mix is below:
Added May 22, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                  How we make our wet mix.
The dry mix above is shoveled into
buckets of our wet mix.
The wet mix is half and half acrylic bonder and water.
The bonder is used for color retention, but does a lot
more. In addition, it adds incredible bonding strength,
flexibility (crack resistence), and more than doubles
the compressive strength of the mortar.
It is a good idea to use acrylic 100% ,that is, no water,
for concrete coating.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Below is a float finish:  
Added May 22, 2011
What is a float finish ?
A float finish is a flat texture,
with a raised sandy texture.
It is the most popular texture we do.

Below shows applying the finish coat,
(of course, before it is floated):
Added May 29, 2011
The finish is applied in two steps,
A scratch coat and a double-up, or skim coat.
Note how that scratch coat is floated
after the scratch coat.

Below is how we mix our base coat:  
Added May 22, 2011
How to mix mortar for the cement brown coat.
The formula here is:
40 shovels masonry sand.
2 94 lb. bags portland cement.
1/2 50 lb. bag of lime.
One 5 gallon bucket is 5 shovel fulls.
A five gallon bucket is approximately one cubic foot.
A bag of portland is two cubic feet, so I guess
you can say this is a 2:1 mix, sand:cement by volume

Added May 27, 2011
Above shows mixing mortar with water:  

The video below shows dashing on pebble dash stucco:

Added July 4, 2011

Here is our secret formula for pebble dash:
Can you keep a secret ?

Added July 4, 201
                                                                                                  Zip Line tour at Ace Adventure Center

Added July 31, 2012

Nothing to do with plastering, but I wanted to show my videos of the zip line tour at
Ace Adventure Center in West Virginia. This is one of I think 9 runs through the
beautiful New River Gorge in West Virginia  

Please keep checking back. I shot more videos and I'll add them here from time to time.

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