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My recommended tools at, https://www.stuccoplastering.com/tools/ The Amazon Affiliate program link above is your personal link to purchase any of the tools we use or any other purchases related to or not to stucco, such as vitamins, furniture, gorillas or whatever your needs are, you just never know. Once you click on the link above, I show many tools we prefer, however, you can still scroll along and purchase your everyday supplies at the same link. We teach you how to repair your #1 investment, “Your home,” so, save the dough and DIY with the tools, we suggest on our link. Plus this help supports us so we can keep making these teaching videos. Plaster, it's everywhere you want to be Connect with us! https://www.patreon.com/StuccoPlastering Subscribe for more stucco content: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=StuccoPlastering Kirk Giordano Plastering Inc. http://www.StuccoPlastering.com http://www.BayAreaPlastering.com Peace, Love and plastering Live long and Plaster Howdy, in this show and tell stucco video my sons and I are explaining how to Repair a unique stucco texture. These finishes appear difficult but in actuality just take a few years time in. FYI, most stucco and concrete mixes use Portland cement as a binder, for example. Concrete mixes rocks with their Portland cement with clean water to make concrete, Stucco mixes sand with Portland cement with clean water also, to create stucco. As a rule my fellow passionate plasterers, I describe in simple Layman's terms the applications and reasons for our actions so that even my dear old grandma can understand. "Warning: I make plastering look way easier than it actually is.” FYI, If interested in the cement plaster or plastering tools we recommend visit our Amazon link at, http://www.stuccoplastering.com/tools More educational and free Youtube videos below, so sit back relax and enjoy the show, and oh yeah, don’t forget to like and subscribe, It's not only good karma, It makes you feel better too. Jason’s cement concrete wall https://youtu.be/_SAA11s0BPs Free plastering training video https://youtu.be/mgq-bnxNimk Teaching stucco finishes https://youtu.be/1enMWniNYkI Fix warped plastering trowel https://youtu.be/Wkl9K62el4M Common plastering problems https://youtu.be/bXhYf4yNNto Plaster patchwork mistakes https://youtu.be/xTB2RxBdKGA Teaching stucco finishes https://youtu.be/1enMWniNYkI Teaching Internal rendering https://youtu.be/GVj1uYAfMuQ S.F. Cement Block Plastering https://youtu.be/T5kA6KdfAE8 Should Stucco walls breathe https://youtu.be/HIA_pOwQ-vg STUCCO ANY WOOD HOME https://youtu.be/_GDEBxsooZ8 Free plastering training https://youtu.be/mgq-bnxNimk plastering windows for DIY https://youtu.be/pLa8O9npjVs Interior replacing Plastering https://youtu.be/1d_W5qrHCe8 spinning a plastering hawk https://youtu.be/X-7wq28CwrU Repair stucco styrofoam https://youtu.be/clWt12riwJU Plastering concrete https://youtu.be/LW9Dwxl2W4c stucco finish coating GABs https://youtu.be/xPvm5BUm5-8 Knockdown stucco dash https://youtu.be/Ehjtf2CyB10 Mold/mildew in plaster walls https://youtu.be/6qYNA403hrc Teaching plastering patching https://youtu.be/1JqhN98YZU8 Learning to stucco fast https://youtu.be/v7adVC17sOg Learn to plaster fast https://youtu.be/2eLBYgbg0pU Repairing stucco patches https://youtu.be/j2CTsCrLe1k fat and ugly plaster coats https://youtu.be/uiB5e9vG0Vg plastering cinder blocks https://youtu.be/LW9Dwxl2W4c Magical Whiskers https://youtu.be/VAl0559QGM0 Plastering behind beams https://youtu.be/C-rfpD3KKXc How to remove old plaster https://youtu.be/XXYnWvEe_e0 Sand and plaster mix ratios https://youtu.be/Kp_mJmg1p3M Stucco provides thermal insulation against hot weather, helping to keep a home cool in the summer, especially if the exterior is a light color. Stucco insulates against outside noises, making the inside of your home noticeably quieter than with exterior siding. Stucco strengthens a home, providing additional structural rigidity. This is because a stucco building is permanently encased in an envelope of wire and cement.  If you don't like the look of concrete (a matter of personal taste), wood siding or cement board siding are better choices than aluminum or plastic. However, none of these sidings will last as long or be as maintenance-free as stucco.
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Tony Wing (2 days ago)
Full arc sighting. Errrr radius as builders say..wheres the trusty rounded corner trowel?
Tony Wing (2 days ago)
Old world trowel time.
Lydia Cartagena (1 month ago)
Awsome work
al surko (2 months ago)
Have you ever installed the rock panels , scratch coat of grout then push on the rock or slate looking panels?
Johor9 (3 months ago)
Not sure YouTube « deserves » artists like Kirk!
Matt Daggett (4 months ago)
U do awesome work, Kirk
Fernando Lopes (5 months ago)
Aqui no Brasil é diferente o reboco
Saber Zbi (5 months ago)
خبص يا امريكي زي ما قال عادل امام عايشين بالاونطة
C M (8 months ago)
"I'dunno. I think I could..." Great off camera commentary!
waitaminutedoggie (9 months ago)
Friggin' amazing work.
mateo lucy (9 months ago)
Howdy Lucy, thank you. Best wishes, Sound advice From your neighborhood stucco geeks
Benedek Frisnyák (9 months ago)
hey there
Howdy Dude, wht up? Live long and Plaster Plastering tips from your favorite stucco geeks
vc C (10 months ago)
You always do a good job I'm enjoying Watching You video
Howdy VC dude, thank you Live long and Plaster Teaching the world how to plaster one Video at a time.
magicav8r (10 months ago)
Qq. How does plaster/stucco, besides bottle-dash stucco, hold up in rainy climates? Like the Pacific Northwest?
keith cunningham (3 months ago)
Stucco is the only thing holding century old homes together where I live in a wet climate. The original cedar lathe is long gone and the stucco has turned to stone.
magicav8r (10 months ago)
Good to know. Thanks, Kirk. You're awesome!
Howdy Magic Dude, like magic, when it drys it basically becomes stone, it last forever. Live long and plaster Plastering and repair tips for your home
ludwig lindén (11 months ago)
That finish look like shit , kirks looks okey butt still not A Nice finish , and whats up whit The green sponge , we call IT The amateur board
Howdy Dude, you my friend have a great attidude. Live long and plaster Teaching do’s and don’t of plastering and stucco work
Landon Roy (1 year ago)
I just parged my basement wall outside before waterproofing with blue skin and with your advise and teaching it turned out MUCH nice than I thought I was capable of, thx Kirk
Howdy Landon, I'm just the messenger. thnk you Live long and plaster Kirk Giordano’s Plastering answers to life’s issues
em sea (1 year ago)
Love you guys
Howdy Em Sea, thank you my brother. Live long and Plaster Kirk Giordano’s plastering and stucco wisdom videos
Pat Brennan (1 year ago)
Irish Whiskey. “uisce beatha” the "water of life" strong stew. After a few cups of that , I could block lay & plaster the pyrimds. Thanks for the feedback.
Howdy Pat, I agree 100% my pal John Barly corn is the man or book by Jack London, a real-life classic. Live long and Plaster Teaching the world how to plaster one Video at a time.
Chocolat Isabela (1 year ago)
Wow ! Super
Howdy Chocolat, cool beans Live long and Plaster Teaching the world how to plaster one Video at a time
Tony O Keeffe (1 year ago)
Hi kirk I'm Tony I'm a professional plasterer of 18 year's, this is the easiest plastering you ever do, you are making it sound alot harder than it actually is. I think you should concentrate on how to use the hawk and trowel correctly
Peter Gambier (1 year ago)
Sounds like the stuff you are using is a lot more toxic Kirk than my lime sludge. When I'm doing finishes on a floating coat, the wet work, or else I'm using a sponge on a top coat, then I will wear waterproof gloves, I have to, otherwise I get those small lime burns that can take weeks to heal, because I take the creamy mortar off the float with my fingers and place it in the dip, it's easier than using the small tool or trowel.
Howdy Peter, there was a time I didn't wear gloves either, hand hands like leather, the only problem with that was they often bled at the joints. The lye from the color coats ate the skin up. Had to wear bags with vaseline on my hands at night until they fixed themselves. An old man told me to put garlic on the souls of my feet, and that in 5 minutes I would taste the garlic, he said that same thing happens to any part of the skin that is exposed to any toxin. I thought he was crazy until I tried it. Been wearing gloves ever since. The skin on my hands is now soft as a baby arse, while my strength in them is still impressive. Best wishes, Live long and Plaster Kirk Giordano’s plastering and stucco wisdom videos
Howdy Peter, I remember a time when I didn't wear gloves. The lye in the colored finish jacked my hands so much that I couldn't hold my girl's hand, each time I opened them blood would squeeze out from my joints, I had to apply coconut oils on my hand then use bread bags to keep the oil on while I slept, that was more than 30 years ago. I have known many who have lost fingernails by not wearing gloves also. I was young and didn't understand what transdermal meant, an old timer told me to put some garlic on your feet and you will taste it in 5 minutes, I learned what transdermal was after that test. Been wearing gloves ever since, now the skin on my hands are soft as a baby behind, although they are soft I have the strength of the Hulk in them. Live long and Plaster Kirk Giordano’s plastering and stucco wisdom videos
Peter Gambier (1 year ago)
Watcha Tony, I too work in the wet trade but now only do lime putty work and avoid gypsum & cement if I can. I have to say in the great Mr Kirk's defense that ever since I asked him about why he uses a rounded pool trowel I got mine out, used a grinder to cut off the top and bottom and now use it all the time. It's much lighter than the usual trowels and they also have more rivets too. The only thing I cannot do that he does is to wear gloves when trowelling and I would have sacked the plasterer that did the 1st rendering on that garage but to match it up you just need people that have never rendered before haha.
Howdy Tony, thanks for the tip Live long and plaster, Sharing stucco secrets, or common sense tips
beertrain (1 year ago)
Very interesting video. It is always nice to watch true masters of their craft work. Your obvious love for the job comes through clearly.
Howdy I'm on that Beer Train, thank you. Live long and plaster, Sharing stucco secrets, or common sense tips
Trevor Peikert (1 year ago)
My birthday is coming up too bro
Howdy Trevor, happy birthday brother Live long and plaster, Teaching plastering tips with proper techniques
jon r (1 year ago)
Interesting finish . We had a guy wanting to cover that finish and do a sand finish over the top instead , he thought it might of been cheaper , he got a big shock. with the price .
Miguel Duran (1 year ago)
Nice white clean shirt
Miguel Duran (1 year ago)
Kirk Giordano plastering Inc. you're not the only one I have a property maintenance company and white shirts is what I like to wear.
Good Morning Miguel dude, I do happen to stay cleaner than most, this is because I have to wash my own cloths. Live long and plaster Teaching the world to stucco, one video at a time.
Dylan Boeck (1 year ago)
I know this isn't related to the video, but have you ever applied E.I.F.S.? I've been doing that system of plastering for around 4 years. I've seen a lot of your vids, and your really good at doing several things with plastering. Just curious about maybe seeing how you do it. And what kind of trowel you use for finishing.
Moonwalkerlive (1 year ago)
DELIVERANCE listen to what he is saying in the video ....... he wasn't trying to make corners..... he was intending not too, and recreating a finish already in place. The float choice was probably more of a finishing trick than an "amature"mistake ..... have you seen some of his finished sites? The guy is awesome. And he is willing to share his knowledge too showing his confidence ... a rare trait in contractors.
Good Evening Dylan, yes, we have had our share of styrofoam, if you type in how to apply styrofoam a few video's should appear.                                          Live long and plaster     Mastering Plastering by Kirk and Jason Giordano
Wined Cruz (1 year ago)
normal plastering is better than stucco, very ugly wasting of money.
Howdy Deliverance dude, contraire monfraire, one of the best plasterers in the world use's a swimming pool trowel, me. Squeal like a pig, deliverance the movie. Live long and plaster, Teaching plastering tips with proper techniques
Good Evening Wined Cruz, we match whatever finish one has, as a rule.                                           Live long and plaster     Mastering Plastering by Kirk and Jason Giordano
Wet Saw78 (1 year ago)
I am not a stucco guy but I would have to redo the whole wall and that way I could match the texture. Nice work guys
Good Evening Jeff, thank you, it all just takes practice Live long and plaster Kirk and Jason Giordano
Happy birthday j !!
Good evening Chris, big thanks from Jason Live long and plaster Sharing the plastering knowledge
There’s nothing u can’t do is there Kirk
Good Evening Chris, Dude I wish, but thank you, jason also says thank you for the shoutout of his Birthday, Live long and plaster Kirk and Jason Giordano
In the world of stucco that is
mcmahonad1 (1 year ago)
Hey Kirk...can you use a "brick stamp" with stucco? If so...any suggestions to what product? Thanks! Great Videos.
So maybe I'll just try the plastering. I'll be doing a kitchen. I saw on your videos you used Structlite base Then Diamond veneer (over plaster weld). Does that sound like a good plan? (I'm new to plastering) Thanks, Al
Good Morning Man Dude, Like the ones they use for stamped concrete? I have used rubber stamps for concrete but not for stucco, if I were to use I would with cement products that takes a long time to set. yes, it does require a bit of skill. Live long and plaster Kirk and Jason Giordano
ijl66 (1 year ago)
Hello, I'm just interested to know. Do you ever suffer from 'tennis elbow' or plasterers elbow as i do. And if so how do you get around this. Thanks.
Howdy Rudy Dude??????? Live long and plaster how to repair their number 1 investment
Rudy Richardson (1 year ago)
Kirk Giordano plastering Inc. and
Howdy Dude, no I have never had elbow issues, although I brooke all the bones in my right wrist from a fall from scaffold and had my sholder opened and a muscle from my biceps put in my shoulder as I was showing off and pulled a tendon that would not heal after 3 years, I heard both times "you'll never plaster again, I thought both times how foolish a thought like that was to contemplate or think much about thus was back plastering in less than a year. I have had back issues but that's because I don't bend properly, I'm learning how to now by watching a ten minute vio every evening and following instructions, thus back pain leaving, My elbows, shoulders, wrist have always been strong as I believe two thing, you are what you eat and drink, and two, use it or lose it. (muscle and strength) Live long and plaster DIY repairs for your most prized and number one investment, your home.
Patrick Reardon (1 year ago)
Thank you for sharing your craft, Kirk. You're a man with a lot of pride. Having spent a few months in Austria this past year and seeing all the beautiful stucco buildings, I was inspired to build with traditional stucco. The market in my region of Ontario is saturated with EIFS systems. They're expensive and the companies run monopolies that bring it our of affordability for many home owners. After having seeing a lot of your videos, I may actually be able to practice and get a couple of guys on my crew to learn the trade. Old world techniques are dying and the trades are becoming less and less skilled. People like you who take the time to create these videos are passing on their years of knowledge, know how. I hope this reaches you and I just wanted to extend a huge thanks for your efforts. Best wishes from Ottawa, Canada.
Howdy Patrick from Ottawa, Canada, that comment makes you my newest and bestest pal Live long and plaster DIY repairs for your most prized and number one investment, your home.
Marc Stevens (1 year ago)
Hey Kirk, just found your videos yesterday. What a wealth of information, you do a great job. I hope it brings you a lot of work.
Good evening Marc, thank you, the videos do give a bit more confidence to future clients that we do indeed know what we're doing. Live long and plaster teaching plastering video’s
Jon Dunham (1 year ago)
when doing stucco whether its smooth or custom texterd when. it comes patching walls i. found the best rule is to do the whole wall if u dont know how to texture with different material. u will have trouble ive. been doing stucco by my self on giant houses 30years with no joint lines or location of latches
Morning Jon, exzackory Live long and plaster teaching plastering video’s
Rob Janson (1 year ago)
Hey Kirk... I'm going to be building a house in Colorado and will need a master stucco team... do you and your guys travel?
Good morning Rob, thank you but no, Nor do I don’t know anyone in your area, however I would suggest you log onto the BBB and type in your city to find qualified plastering contractors in your area. I have listed their link below for your convenience. Their web site is http://www.bbb.com The better Business Bureau checks all of us contractor to make certain all of our insurances are up to date to protect you the consumer. Usually fellas who are on the ball with the paper work as a rule, do excellent work. (Workman’s comp, liability and state licenses) Best wishes with your plastering project. Live long and plaster teaching plastering video’s
richard ruebel (1 year ago)
Kirk,' What texture would you use on a french cottage style home ?
richard ruebel (1 year ago)
Thanks for you fast reply. I'm a GC in florida and just started my own home.
Howdy Richard easy if it were my home a medium float finish or what some call sand finish. Live long and Plaster images for stucco/plastering and teaching video’s
Dave Taylor (2 years ago)
This looks like it was shot at and missed, and shit at and hit.
Howdy Dave dude, stranger things have happened Cheers, live long and plaster Giordano’s images and teaching video’s
Noli Villaluz (2 years ago)
That looks similar to our house's wall finish. My mason had a hard time doing the "rough thing". Then I joked and said to him, "if I want it neat you can't get it right the way I wanted, now that I want it rough you are doing it neat." Well, eventually he got it right though. My idea is to make it looked like a crumpled paper. I've watched your other videos and all I can say is - You're the Man!
Howdy Noli, thank you, it helps if you enjoy what you're doing, problem is most folks hate applying stucco as it tends to be dirty work. Cheers, live long and plaster Giordano’s images and teaching video’s
Christopher Delacour (2 years ago)
easy job, dont you?!! :)
Howdy Peter, I felt it was easy as I do this stuff for a living. Cheers, live long and plaster Giordano’s images and teaching video’s
Larry Fash (2 years ago)
how possible for me to come for real practical training, this is my email, [email protected] thanks
Howdy Larry, answere an ad for a plasterer willing to be trained, or try and join a plasterers union, or better yet place your own add asking to be trained as an apprentice plasterer. (Craigslist) Cheers, live long and plaster Giordano’s teaching video’s
Nelson Roman (2 years ago)
Ana Gómez
Evening Mate, thank you Cheers, Kirk and Jason giordano’s rendering videos
Damn fine job, hey Kirk, sounds great have one for me man......... 🍺
Evening Mate, 2 late, I had much more than one. Cheers, Kirk giordano plastering
Frida Laufer (2 years ago)
awesome!!! why can't I find a reputable stucco man I'm florida 5 no call no show
Me too if there was a swimming pool and cocktail drinks available. Cheers, kirk giordano Plastering
Edwin Del Aguila (2 years ago)
Iwould make the drive to do stucco work in Florida.
Edwin Del Aguila (2 years ago)
Iwould make the drive to do stucco work in Florida.
Edwin Del Aguila (2 years ago)
Iwould make the drive to do stucco work in Florida.
Morning Frida, it's tough to find reputable contractors in all trade, be persistent ask friend who they recommend plus you can google the names of folks you like to hear from others the pro's and or cons. Cheers, kirk giordano rendering
computertips2013 (2 years ago)
I really enjoy your videos they are very informational. I'm trying to re-dash my home but can't seem to find a video showing a re-dash. After watching so many of your videos I think I have a pretty good idea of what to do, but still I would like to watch a video just about re-dashing. Do you have one already, or would you be willing to make one?
computertips2013 (2 years ago)
Will do, thank you sir.
Morning computer dude, thank you, simply, type in how to dashon our channel, there should be quite a few on how to do this, Cheers, kirk giordano
Scott Awaywithit (2 years ago)
that is what we called white set plaster.....the scoop and splatter for seashell effect went out even befor the surf club/spanish mission look came in.....so sadly missed.....twirled pillars on a smooth arch...(no vousiors visible)...were common here in oz and i imagine in california wher it originated.....viva el stucco.
Evening sara, where? kirk giordano rendering
Sarah Dressler (2 years ago)
Howdy scott, you've done this before I see, many ways to achieve a certain look, best wishes, Kirk giordano
David Davis (2 years ago)
Hey Kirk, great videos. I've had a hard time finding a name for this stucco texture, it seems pretty rare. what's your take? http://s33.postimg.org/5dqgebp0f/IMG_20160311_174040.jpg
no worries, kirk
David Davis (2 years ago)
I see, appreciate it!
Hi David, easy peasy lemon squeasy, You had a rough finish on your home to begin with, someone came by and applied a color coat maintenance free color finish, they just troweled it on, no floating or texturing, quite possibly one of the easiest finishes we do. Best wishes, kirk giordano
Joshua LaBelle (3 years ago)
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O'ooooo, I see, sorry I exploded, Cheers, kirk giordano Plastering
Joshua LaBelle (3 years ago)
Sry. Not retarded my 3 year old had my phone. Lol
Howdy Joshua LaBelle, my aren't you clever, may your days continue to be creative. Cheers, Kirk giordano
Rod Kali (3 years ago)
that goes right over the cement blocks???
Rod Kali (3 years ago)
Cool thanks
Hi Rod Kali, this stucco was applied to paper and wire, however the same system can be applied over brick and or cinderblock also, cheers, kirk giordano Plastering
david calderone (3 years ago)
caliber, not calber.lol
Howdy david calderone, cool beans daddieo, cheers, kirk giordano Plastering
david calderone (3 years ago)
kirk I work for a manufacturer of construction products stucco products being a small part of our line. ive watched many stucco contractors out there in usa and Canada and sure wish there were more of your calber out there. you are a breath of fresh air.
Paige (3 years ago)
Not to be mean... whomever originally decided that texture was remotely nice looking had a bad batch of bathtub brew. O.o
Paige (3 years ago)
+Kirk & Jason Giordano's plastering & stucco tips It was interesting, no doubt. It was just not my taste. God bless anyone who can match that.
Morning Paige Weeks, quite possible, but it was fun to match, these old world finishes separate the old plastering pros from the wannabes so it was fun for us. cheers, kirk giordano plastering
was the whiskey good lads anyhow really like the videos im a plasterer  myself  and always looking for tips and new ideas. Mainly us skim coat and sand and cement
Sun is shining today so its a good day :)  Im sure an Irishman like yourself knows we look after are stomachs lol and a nice pint to wash it down 
Hope you my fellow country men are staying warm and have full bellies out there.  Kirk Giordano
Ain't that the truth best wishes from Ireland 
+Kirk & Jason Giordanos DIY plastering and stucco tips
+Holy jesus juice batman , Hey dude, no such thing as bad whiskey. Happy to hear even real plasters visit our channel for additional tips. best wishes, Kirk Giordano
So Isee (4 years ago)
thanks for that
So Isee (4 years ago)
I need to repair damage to 2908 Montrose Ave in Richmond VA that has really course stucco; google maps shows how course it is kinda. Help please because now of the videos show how to do really course textures.
+Norman Elliott Hi Norman, the most corse stucco is called either heavy base or 16/20 go the Westside building materials to purchase. Best wishes, Kirk Giordano
Dan C (4 years ago)
Very informative for the DYI advocate and just as pleasing presentation. Professional mason no doubt. We would have included the gable end in the repair so as side step a  matching finish. When buildings or walls are separated it is difficult to notice the finish texture difference because the eye can not follow texture once it has to re-focus away from the original. We also rotate our workers to conceal a singular "hand" design on the finish (as you stated with the seagull) and also our "drops or lifts".  One last thing that is most important of all. Where did you get that color hair with the name Giordano? :-)   My father and grandfather wore sports jackets and hats (not caps) back in the day out of respect and just in case a crap game broke out on a corner in South Philly. :-)
Morning Dan, thank you, My mom was brought here from paris during the war  in 1945 by a sailor, although a wonderful woman who spoke 4 languages she found English very tough. The 4 siblings before me had one father, My sister and me had another, I never met my real dad so I don't know where the hair color come's from, when your young these questions are of little interest, She was  Northern Italian, some are fair skinned and red haired, I have her last name as this was her decision.  Cheers, and have a Fantastic New Year! Kirk Giordano’s DIY plastering tips
Vladimíra Krestová (4 years ago)
...hm....interesting structure , it looks like a plaster of marzipan.:)))) very pretty work......This plaster is also based on gypsum ?
Lilly J (2 years ago)
Kirk Giordano plastering Inc.
Hello Vladka, this is portland cement, you can use it for what you have in mind however it's use is for exteriors.  Is the sample you sent meant for interior or exterior? Happy thanksgiving, kirk and Jason's DIY plastering tips
anthony jacobs (4 years ago)
Im learnig, thank you.
 Evening Anthony jacobs, you're welcome, best wishes, Kirk giordano's DIY plastering network
al g (4 years ago)
You sir is awesome
James Holden (2 years ago)
kung to the gymkingking e king
Morning Al G, thank you. It simply takes practice and a love for what you are doing.  The better you get, the more you like doing it.  Best wishes, Kirk & Jason Giordano's DIY plaster and stucco channel
Howdy Bill G, hopefully the fellas you fired doesn't call and yell at me. Best wishes.  Kirk & Jason Giordano's DIY plastering and stucco guru network
Hi Garmi Hamid, well sometimes a mans gotta do what he feels necessary,  been there too myself.  Best wishes, kirk and Jason's DIY plastering tips
garmi hamid (4 years ago)
Wonderful work but at the same time tired
Evening Brent Horton, thank you,  best wishes, Kirk & Jason Giordano's DIY plaster and stucco channel
Brent Horton (4 years ago)
Happy Bday on that day and Great video!Thanks Kirk!
Bill G (4 years ago)
San Diego here. I have been inspired to complete a side wall that I had to stop work on a company I contracted with. Lost confidence with. Wall looks great now. Thank you for your work. Great information.
Morning Bill G, no worries my friend, Cheers, kirk giordano plastering
Morning Sand W, thank you, I wish we were in Florida also, the weather's always hot, just the way I like it.  Best wishes,   kirk and family
Hello Sand W, for that comment you are my newest and bestest friend, I have been called cute once but never hansome.  Best wishes and thanks for watching.   Kirk and family
Patrick J. Knight (4 years ago)
Hi Kirk.  Not sure if you are still posting videos.  I live in Tampa, FL.  I have removed fieldstone adhered with mortar mix from a couple of sections from the front of my 1984 stuccoed house.  Behind the fieldstone is a scratched mortar mix finish; next to it is a  6" x 9' cinderblock section which used to be covered up by a piece of wood.  Q1. With a fine finish of stucco mix the existing scratched mortar mix surface will closely resemble the rough stucco on the rest of the house.    a. Can I apply a thin coat (1/8") over the existing mortar mix?     b. Do I need to apply any bonding agent over the existing mortar mix?  Q2. I have four 6" x 9' sections on the front of the house that used to be covered by wood boxes. I have removed those old boxes. Underneath is cinderblock.     a. Do I need to apply a bonding agent on that cinderblock before applying the stucco?     b. Or, do I need to use mesh/screen?  I will be repainting the house a different color when done.  Thanks for any guidance.  Pat 
Tony Wing (2 days ago)
+Patrick J. Knight and how did it go? You owe it to us to report back!
Patrick J. Knight (4 years ago)
+StuccoPlastering Thanks so much Kirk for your professional guidance. I took your initial advice and talked with a local person who has done some stuccoing. He recommended just going over the section with wire mesh, screw it into the existing mortar mix and cinder block and just apply scratch and finish coats of stucco. That sounds like more work than I have to do since I have a "scratch" coat of mortar mix on most of the area already.  I really appreciate your help. I will let you know how it turns out.  Pat K. 
HI Patrick J. Knight,  I was beat up yesterday and too tired to give your question the time it deserved, After a good night sleep I have reread your question and have come to the conclusion that if it were me I would pressure wash the whole wall and skim coat to blend all the finishes in. The difference between a skim coat and a  scratch is with a skim go at least 1/2 inch and cover well so the grout lines won't show and one pass is all that is needed. Of course apply the liquid lath Or (weld crete) as it is commonly referred to, I have included a video that gives an idea of what you should do below. http://youtu.be/TuwvarKFpko  Best wishes,  kirk and family
Patrick J. Knight (4 years ago)
+StuccoPlastering Thanks Kirk for your immediate response. Pat
Hi Patrick J. Knight, Sorry, I can't answer these questions without viewing your situation,  Sounds to me like you need an expert to repair the work needed as it's too difficult to try and walk you or anyone without at least ten years of experience through this very detailed work, sorry, and best wishes.   kirk and family
Good evening crucibull, no, just a skim coat is necessary. Type in (How to plaster over brick or cinder block.) in our channel search, This video shows how to do it. Thanks for watching and have a good evening. Kirk Giordano Plastering
The_CactusExperience (5 years ago)
Is a scratch coat necessary over a brick wall?
Howdy lallenh, there you go again, flexing. Relax baby, I’m starting to like you. Have a groovy day! Kirk Giordano Plastering
Howdy lallenh, you remind of the way I was brought up, we’d talked smack to each other, then fought like the tough, skilled, brutal fighters the neighborhood produced, than laugh like hell afterwards. I’m real impressed you have a picture of yourself with your constant criticism. The real glory is not who’s the BEST, it’s the folks calling us back with referrals for other projects. Have a groovy day! Kirk Giordano Plastering
Howdy Niftydriftprodsure, that’s a good thing. It probably means you have a house with lot of stucco and in some areas it needs repairs. Or you’re a fella who likes me likes learning about common exterior repairs either way, thank you. Have a great day! Kirk Giordano plastering
Brian Stump (5 years ago)
I cant stop watching your videos!!!
Howdy deezynar, thanks for the shout out. I would say this texturing just take practice. I have a ton of time in, for me the more difficult a texture, gives me more pleasure I get applying it. Best wishes and have a great day! Kirk Giordano Plastering
deezynar (6 years ago)
gee wiz, it's art. it's hard enough to be a good trowel slinger but you have to be picasso too.
Hey braxy, I prefer the Bulldog, with a half inch chisel bit. Best wishes and have a good evening! Kirk Giordano Plastering
Good morning Gill, thank you. We had a blast. You have a good day also. Jason Giordano
Gil Velazquez (6 years ago)
Hi Jason happy late birthday
Hey Mr. Jones, thanks for the compliment. We had a great time that night (Jason birthday) with friends and family. You must stay in good shape as heavy as that concrete board is. Best wishes and have a groovy evening. Kirk Giordano Plastering

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