08:42AM | 06/22/03
Member Since: 06/20/03
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We live in a 2 story home built in 1920. It was originally a duplex converted to a single home in the 60's. The exterior of the home is stucco with a concrete foundation and double hung wood windows. We purchased the home in 1996 from a family that made patch work here and there and actually covered up some windows with the stucco. We are trying to decide if it would be best to paint or can we put siding on top of stucco. We would eventually like to sell the home and move to a different part of the city. Any ideas?


02:03PM | 06/22/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
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simplest choice would be to re-stucco/skim ove rthe whole surface with synthetic stucco.

If this is a frame house with stucco exterior, it is easy to nail on furring stips and side over the new wall sheathing but that adds depth and requires re-working all the windows.


04:36PM | 06/24/03
Member Since: 06/20/03
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Thank you for your suggestion. In the interior, it seems like the previous owner had also put some type of stucco material over all the walls in a fan-type design. Is there a way to smooth this out into a smooth surface? Would I have to take the walls down and re-do them all? I did take one wall down and found that underneath it was a combination of drywall in some sections and some type of plaster on other parts. I did not find 2x4 underneath, it was more like a bunch of small wood pieces laid horizontally.
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