FOR BASIC RESTUCCO PROJUECTS (GUIDELINE PURPOSES ONLY)
A traditional restucco application is a multi-phase process which consists of surface preparation (such as powerwashing or repair, if applicable), a basic skim coat application, whcih in this case may either be a "skim coat" brown coat to " plumb" out the surface or an acrylic modified base coat such as "Fomatek™". Either product should be introduced to create an ideal (perfectly level) substrate for the new color coat application and finish.
PHASE ONE: SCAFFOLD INSTALLATION
Depending on the size of the project at hand, our license scaffold installers will generally need one to two days to install the required scaffold staging to complete our application.
PHASE TWO: PREPARATION
Preparation entails "masking" windows, doors, fences, walkways, and driveways in anticipation of either powerwashing or repair. Repair is of course, the addressing of damaged areas in order to maintain the integrity of the application, and all repair should ideally take place prior to powerwashing to prevent the high pressure of water from breaching any "exposed" framing prior to applying stucco.
PHASE THREE: POWERWASHING
Powerwashing is a messy business. PERIOD! Hu-pressure water "blasting" against the walls of your home and obviously ending up EVERYWHERE else in the process. Your neighbors will generally hate you, and there will be complaints from at least one of them. We find that speaking to your neighbors at least a few days before, giving them a simple "head's up, " does in part help to soften the blow a LITTLE. It is recommended to move cars, close windows, and basically re-arrange anything within a 25-foot radius of the powerwash area. Prepare yourself. It is not a please process – but critical nonetheless.
PHASE FOUR: SKIM COAT APPLICATION
Depending on the age and quality of the previous stucco base-coat application, powerwashing will have a wide and varied effect. Some homes survive powerwashing with the base coat barely scratched, whilst some, with older or poorly mixed and/or applied base coats suffer a much greater negative reaction in the form of a new, largely uneven substrate. This must be remedied prior to final color-coat and is achieved by the application of a new, fiber-reinforced brown skim coat or an acrylic modified base coat such as Omega's FoamTek. Ohio State Stucco Company recommends a full "skim" coat application over the entire property; this GUARANTEES a plumb, uniform substrate which is the most crucial component to any first rate stucco finish.
PHASE FIVE: CURING PERIOD
A sufficient curing period consists of only 2 days for a Foamtek application, and 7 days for a full brown coat application.
PHASE SIX: FINISH & CLEAN-UP
Depending on the size of the project at hand; our crew will spend at least half a day for a full comprehensive clean-up effort after applying stucco.