Covering over textured finishes

Ask the pros- September, 2002
By Reggie Bullard

   We have a textured coat stucco exterior home.We don’t like the textured look. Is it possible to re-stucco directly over the textured finish and try to achieve a smooth finish stucco?

   You can coat over the old stucco with a  new finish coat provided the surface is porous  (unpainted) and is rough (which it is).
    A bonding admixture can be added to the new color 
coat to ensure a permanent bond. We have done it a lot. 
It is important you find experienced people to do this,  or it may be uglier or end up falling off within a couple short  years.