Stucco Home Siding: Fundamentals

Home outsides are made up of numerous layers that operate in combination with each other. The most noticeable layer and the one crucial to your home’s life-span is the outer layer: the siding or cladding.

The most popular kinds of home siding are fiber-cement panels, vinyl siding, and plywood. There is another kind of siding that […]

Stucco Home Siding: Fundamentals2023-08-20T13:24:56-08:00

How to pick the right stucco contractor

How to pick the right stucco contractor for your job!

How to pick the right stucco contractor

Picking the right stucco contractor for your job is mostly common […]

How to pick the right stucco contractor2023-08-20T14:03:13-08:00

Restucco or Repaint

Restucco or Repaint

If you’re considering restuccoing or repainting your stucco exterior, Nurse Stucco is the perfect contractor for the job. Our technicians are experts in all phases of residential stucco construction, and we’re confident we can match the color and texture of your existing stucco perfectly. We’re also fully licensed, insured, and bonded, […]

Restucco or Repaint2022-07-17T23:15:59-08:00

Refreshing Stucco Options

At Nurse Stucco, we’re always thinking of how we can improve the process of making our customers happy, giving them recoat and restucco options Homeowners do have several options, however, in refreshing a stucco finish.

  • Recoat
    Recoating provides a long-term finish but does require prep work. The surface has to be cleaned so the new finish […]
Refreshing Stucco Options2022-07-17T23:23:11-08:00

Painting Stucco

Problems With Painting Stucco

Painting stucco with latex or acrylic paint changes the permeability properties of the stucco system. While paints are permeable to some degree, they provide a more moisture-resistant film than a cement-based thin coat. That means that while less moisture may pass in from the outside, the vapor that transfers from inside a […]

Painting Stucco2022-07-16T21:16:52-08:00

Stucco Basics

Stucco Basics

Probably the best way to understand our options with restuccoing is to start with the basics.Traditional stucco as a construction technique that has been used for centuries. It is formed by troweling on layers of plaster over a framework. Over the years, different mixes of minerals have been used to create the plaster. Today, Portland […]

Stucco Basics2022-07-16T21:39:05-08:00

Water and Sand Blasting

Wet (hydro) blasting and sand blasting may be necessary to prepare the surface prior to the application of any stucco materials. Hydro Blasting and Sandblasting are general terms to describe the act of removing fine bits of material at high-velocity to clean a surface. Silica sand is the most commonly used material for sandblasting, but […]

Water and Sand Blasting2022-04-20T10:24:50-08:00

Historical Home Repairs

Assessing The Damage

Most historical home stucco deterioration is the result of water infiltration into the building structure through the roof, around chimneys, window and door openings, or excessive ground water or moisture penetrating through or splashing up from the building foundation. Potential causes of deterioration include: ground or building settlement, inadequate or leaking gutters and […]

Historical Home Repairs2022-04-20T10:26:48-08:00

Block and Frame Wall Plaster

Cement Plaster over Concrete Block Walls

Portland cement plaster may be applied over the surface of concrete block walls for a variety of reasons. It may be to enhance the appearance of the building, to level out irregularities of alignment of the blocks, to achieve uniformity and continuity of surface where concrete blocks abut other construction […]

Block and Frame Wall Plaster2022-04-20T10:30:16-08:00

Brief history on Stucco and how it’s used for homes

Stucco homes and home building – a short history. One of the most common, traditional building styles is greatly misunderstood. Stucco, a material that is similar to plastering, has become an efficient, durable process that is prevalent in the United States from the mid-1800’s forward to today. Because stucco looks similar to adobe, it tends […]

Brief history on Stucco and how it’s used for homes2022-04-20T10:37:38-08:00
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