Had an accident with that expensive Italian stucco wall covering and in need of a synthetic stucco patch? Read on to find out more on how to repair holes, cracks, and more in Venetian plaster, other types of decorative stucco, and many other decorative building materials in need of a little restorative work.
Because of potential irritation from stucco patching products, it is always smart to wear gloves, a mask, long-sleeves, and safety eyewear to prevent harm to the lungs, eyes, and skin. Also ensure that adequate ventilation is available.
Mix the powdered stucco patch with water according to the product manufacturers directions, aiming for a smooth, lump-free consistency. Mechanical mixers make the job much faster and a lot less tiring.
Using a wire brush, remove any loose material away from the area to be repaired. Clean off any dirt, oil, grease, paint, or anything else that might impede the bonding between the stucco and the patching product.
With a putty knife, or a trowel, for larger areas, apply the stucco patch to finish smoothly and flush with the surface of the existing wall material. Match the surrounding texture of the wall using a trowel, float, sponge, or whatever tool you have available to successfully attain a complementary surface.
Most stucco patch products dry quickly, usually within an hour, perhaps a little longer on humid days or if it is raining. After drying, the stucco patch area is ready to be primed. Once the primer has dried, you may paint to match the surrounding surface.
And that is all there is to it. Synthetic stucco patch can save the day and the looks, not only of walls covered with high-dollar Italian plaster, but also walls made of cement block, drywall, brick, Portland cement, even metal.
So don ot go through the roof if you discover a gaping hole or a foot-long crazing in your beautiful Venetian plaster-wall masterpiece, just get out the stucco patch and fix it. With repair so easy that just about anyone could do it, why call a pro? Do yourself and your wallet a favor and save some money with synthetic stucco patch.