I want to apply a fieldstone treatment over existing stucco/brickface. (Stucco treated/cut & colored to appear as brick).
My question is: can I use the existing stucco as my scratch coat? The "mortar joints" are about 1/4" deeper than the surface of the "bricks." Will this give sufficient room/support for the new mortar's fingers? Or do I have to apply new, deeper scratches, drill holes, or remove the old stucco and lath altogether?
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