Monday, March 05, 2007

Rain, rain, go away

After all these weeks of holding off on stuccoing until the hood vent was in, we're finally ready to start on Monday!
But what should happen. Three days of rain meant the stucco guy couldn't start until Thursday. But when he did get started, it went fast. He and one other guy finished the brown coat in one day. As always, I find it fascinating to watch and see how these things are done. It's science and art in how they mix the right proportions of sand, water and portland cement,
and then scoop it onto their hawk,

then "throw" it with a flick of the wrist and smooth it onto the walls.
The brown coat needs a few days to dry, so they'll be back Monday or Tuesday to apply the second, scratch, coat.

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