The traditional system, which is most commonly found in residential homes, can also be used in commercial applications. The substrate for the traditional system is usually plywood or OSB sheathing, although some commercial applications may use DensGlass Sheathing.
Once the envelope is complete and the wire and all metals are secured to the substrate, we cover the wire with a scratch coat of cement that is approximately 3/8'' thick.
The cement we use is manufactured by Lafarge and is made for the stucco industry. After the scratch coat is set, another 3/8'' of cement is added to the wall. This double or brown coat is smoothed out with a darby and then sponge floated flat in preparation for the acrylic finish. After a period of 7-10 days, when the cement has cured and any trim that is required is installed, an acrylic primer is installed followed by an acrylic finish coat.
The main advantage of using arylic finish for residential homes is that the colour for the acrylic finish can be any colour, from any paint pallet, anywhere. This offers the home owner an infinite number of choices whe it comes to the final décor on the exterior of their homes.
THE EVOLUTION OF STUCCO:
A STRONG FOUNDATION.
Waterproofing membrane + Building Envelope + Welded Metal Lath Re-Enforcement + Control Joint + Scratch Coat + Brown Coat + Acrylic Primer + Acrylic Finish