“Denver Exterior/Interior Plastering and Stucco”
As an exterior cladding, stucco is cost-effective and tough enough to resist damage. That inherent toughness is beautifully complemented by the variety of colors and textures available. Color is determined by selecting cement and aggregate color, and quite often modified by adding mineral oxide pigments to the plaster mix. White portland cement makes it possible to achieve the widest range of colors for the stucco finish, including bright white. Factory prepared finish coat products, which are available in many areas, often contain white cement. These pre-pigmented, packaged cements offer ease of use for achieving the desired stucco color, but it’s also possible to add pre weighed mineral oxide pigments to the finish coat stucco during mixing.
Stucco is applied either by hand or machine to exterior and interior wall surfaces. It may be applied directly to a solid base such as masonry or concrete walls, or it can be applied to metal lath attached to frame construction, solid masonry, or concrete construction. Applied to metal lath, two coats form a 5/8-inch total thickness. A vapor-permeable, water-resistant building paper separates the plaster and lath from water-sensitive sheathing or framing. Cementitious stucco has high impact resistance and sheds water, but it also breaths, allowing water vapor to escape. It is a proven system that works in all climates.
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