Question: What are some of the other terms used for "stucco?"
Render — an external plaster system.
Harling — a thrown-on or cast-on finish usually composed of lime and various aggregates.
Wet Dash — another name for roughcast or harling. More commonly used in English practice.
Roughcast — another name for wet dash or harling. More commonly used in English practice.
Pebble Dash — an external plaster system that fully exposes the aggregate. The aggregate may vary in size, be rounded or angular in shape, or any color.
Question: Why should I consider repairing my existing stucco/render?
Answer: Any failing stucco surface left unrepaired allows accelerated and advanced deterioration to take place in both the remaining stucco and the materials the stucco is applied to. The forces of wind, water, ice, etc. are then allowed access to the substrate materials. Repairing this additional deterioration is much more costly than simply repairing the stucco itself.
Sometimes the best and most cost effective way to properly repair an existing stucco/render is to completely remove it from the wall and apply a new, properly designed stucco system.
Question: Can you create a stucco/render that will match the color, texture, and aggregate I desire?
At Abstract Masonry Restoration, our hands-on experience and technical expertise with historic stuccos and renders assure you the best approach performed right the first time. Contact us for assistance with your historic stucco needs.