Exploring Home Repair Materials and Tools
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Exploring Home Repair Materials and Tools

Hello everyone, my name is Mabel Abram. My home was recently vandalized when I was out of town for a couple weeks. Upon returning home, I was shocked to see graffiti on the walls and flooring ripped up. I called a local contractor to give me a bid on the work. I elected to have the materials restored to their original state by the contractor. The job required replacement of some of the support materials, including floor joists and drywall. I want to lead people through the process of repairing damage to their home through this website. My site will teach people about building materials and tools used for repair and remodel jobs. I will also talk about material upgrades you can use for your floors, walls and ceilings. Thank you.

Exploring Home Repair Materials and Tools

How To Take Care Of A Stucco Patch Job Yourself

Vanessa Stevens

If you have areas where the stucco on your house is in need of patching, you can take care of it yourself. However, you do need to be prepared for a bit of work. Also, you want to get in the frame of mind of a perfectionist. When you patch stucco, it needs to be done with care if it's going to blend in with the surrounding stucco and not be an obvious repair. Follow the tips below to patch your stucco the right way:

Gather the supplies you are going to need. These supplies include:

  • A hammer
  • A chisel
  • Shears
  • A trowel
  • A sponge
  • Stucco patch compound
  • Mortar dye that matches the current stucco

Choose a day when the weather is good, not too hot and not too cool. If the area you are going to patch is low to the ground, you may also want knee pads. If it's up high, then you may need a ladder.

To start, you are going to need to add the mortar dye to the patch compound in little amounts at a time. Stir it in and continue adding a little more at a time until you get the desired color. When you get close to the color, smear a little on paper and let it dry to make sure it's correct.

Use a hammer and chisel to break any remaining pieces of loose material away. Use the trowel and push the stucco patch compound in place, filling the hole. Push it flat and smooth it out. Add more until the stucco comes out a little from the rest of the wall.

Once you have enough stucco in place, level it flush with the wall using the trowel and leave it to dry a little. If the stucco starts to sag, use the trowel to level it again and place something flat against the wall to hold it in place, such as a piece of wood or a sheet of metal.

Once it has dried a bit, but is still moist, you want to take the sponge and use it to create a look that matches the current stucco. Make sure you blend the patch job in with the stucco immediately surrounding the patch. Once you have achieved the right look, leave the stucco to dry the rest of the way.

Once your patch job dries, you can enjoy a wall without an eyesore of a hole in it. One hole in stucco can distract from the nicest looking house and the best landscaping. 

To obtain professional help with your repairs, contact a company such as Busko Construction.