Stucco is a very versatile and durable siding which is made of from a combination of water, lime, cement and sand. This type of siding offers a great thermal insulation for your house while providing a beautiful exterior design to your house. Moreover, even if your exterior has been featured with brick, you can still install this siding because installing stucco over brick is possible and it has been become very common.
Featuring your house especially exterior with stucco siding is not only a matter of function, but it is also a matter of beauty since this type of siding brings more advantages than disadvantages. Although stucco is known to be expensive, there are still some discounts provided that makes the price of stucco become quite affordable. It is not the cheapest, but it is not the most expensive as well. How to maintain stucco is also quite easy because it is completely resistant to cracking and crushing. Installing stucco over brick is also not complicated because you can even do it yourself the job.
What you need to do is simple. First, mix stucco finish with water in a bucket by following the ratios on the stucco finish packaging. This is very important because if the mixing is too thin, it will not stick to anything, so pay more attention to this. After mixing, you can start applying the stucco finish to the brick in even strokes using a trowel and rake. The layer should be about ¼ inch thick to make it dries evenly. You can also play with the texture of the stucco using the trowel to make the look of surface a you wish. Play it to make your desire finish before it dries, then let it dries thoroughly afterwards.
So, installing stucco over siding is easy and having stucco in your home exterior is beneficial. So, you can enjoy every step in the process to get the stucco properly installed over your brick.