Friday, April 17, 2015

Stairs Stucco Repair

Fig.1 Quickrete® Stucco 50# bag
By Gary Boutin
Supplies and Tools:

Bucket 5- Gallon or Concrete tub (small) 
Cement bond
Concrete tools: Trowel
Exterior paint - Match color 
Putty knife (scraper)
Quickrete® Stucco Patch Box

This is a simple repair of replacing stucco between a cement stairs and a stucco patio floor between a stair pathway. These stairs lead to a the pool area from a separate apartment.

This post shows the eight steps on how fill a little crack with stucco patch.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows a
Quickrete® Stucco bag, but for this job stucco patch is better to use because it's boxed and comes in smaller amount. Fig.2 shows the cement stairs that lead down to the pool area.
Fig.2 Stair
Step 2: Fig.3 shows a close-up shot of the stucco near the cement steps. The left top tip of this picture is the cement steps.
Fig.3 Cement near stucco
 Step 3: Fig.4 shows a large area of the second floor outside. Stucco used as a floor.
Fig.4 Patio flooring
Step 4: Fig.5 shows the stucco floor next to the cement steps.
Fig.5 The damaged stucco strip
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the putty knife shoving the stucco in between the separation. Before applying the stucco patch, brush a small amount of cement bond on the damage and remove any loose stucco from stairway. Then apply the stucco the the damaged area.
Fig.6 Shoved stucco 
w/ putty knife

Step 7: Fig.7 shows the repair. The middle of the picture shows the addition of stucco patch to the edge of the second floor patio and the cement step. It dries in less than 2-hours before walking on it.
Fig.7 Repair done
Step 8: Fig.8 shows a close-up picture of the cement step and the bottom stucco edge is repaired. After the stucco has dried apply several coat of exterior paint to the area to match the stucco patio flooring. 

Note: The UV rays will discolor the existing stucco flooring so the new paint will not be an exact match.
Fig.8 Job finished

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1 comment:

  1. It is a lot easier to repair damaged stucco then I thought it was. Even I can use a putty knife to fill in the cracks. I'll have to give it a try on a few spots in my home and see how it turns out.