Stucco is a material used in construction and is applied to walls and ceilings. It’s made with aggregates, a binder, and water. Stucco ingredients are like cement ingredients with the addition of lime. Builders apply stucco when wet, then allow it to harden into a solid material. Stucco is similar to most other construction materials that may become damaged or wear over time.
The YouTube video “How to patch stucco” explains the process in detail.
Is Stucco Repair a DIY Job?
Some home projects are DIY jobs. For example, painting, patchwork, applying wallpaper, or laying tiles for a backsplash. Stucco repair is something that every homeowner with stucco will face at one time or another. Luckily, this is an easy-to-repair DIY project. The good news is that most homeowners may already have the tools required to get the job done. All stucco repair jobs, including small hairline cracks for large repair projects, are manageable.
Small hairline cracks are the easiest to fix. Repair hairline cracks using exterior latex paintable caulk. It’s as simple as finding a color that resembles the color of the stucco. There might not be an exact match, but not to worry. After completing the project, paint it with a color that matches the home.