Cleaning stucco

Ask the pros- February, 2002
By Reggie Bullard


Cleaning stucco with a hose

Tim from Azusa, Calif. writes:
How do I clean my current stucco? My neighbor just advised me that my house was stucco-ed in recent years. It just needs some cleaning.

Here's my tip for cleaning stucco with a hose:

Start wetting the wall from the bottom up. After you wet the bottom, start moving up, allowing the water that runs down to saturate the stucco.
If you wet the wall from the top first, the water tends to run off the wall.
When the wall is saturated, as you reach the top, dirt should be loosened up and can then be hosed off.
     This should get rid of most of the dirt and stains.


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