How To Stucco A Cinder Block Wall. Skim Coat CMU Walls, Stucco Videos




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michael kekatos: Kirk is extremely informative. I don't do stucco and with his help iwas able to do a 115 ft. wall .. Thanks Kirk

slumdog: Hi Kirk. I am a plasterer. Started many years ago, then changed career in my youth and have now come back to it 15 years later. And I have to say I am really enjoying it, absolutely love that feeling of completing a job to perfection, mainly renovations and extensions at the moment, but I really am interested into getting artistic with it and including sculpture work into feature walls. Fingers crossed I'll get the time to train in plaster of Paris coarse and follow my ambition. Have you done anything similar before? If so, I would live to see a vid on it. By the way you're a legend and I watch most of your vids. Respect and regards to you and your family.

Ken Swope: Would be great to see what you were doing most of the time.....next time consider your shadow!

Kirk & Jason Giordanos DIY plastering and stucco tips: Howdy Bill Shannon, Thats really not necessary, If you have used at least 3,000 psi and it didn't come off it's there to stay, simply allow the wall to dry, you may notice some outer edges of the paint loosening, this is normal, scrape the loose stucco or paint off with a putty knife and re-bond these areas, then apply your skim coat.
 If you feel strongly the need to attach a  3.4 mesh self furred metal lath then do so, however, ol kirk would not do this, unless the walls are compromised.
 Best wishes,

Bill Shannon: Kirk, hello. I am a subscriber. first post here. I have blasted and scraped all of the paint off my cinderblock but there is some very tough paint that refuses to go. If I put down lathe and a coat of portland cement before the plaster would that eliminate any potential bonding issues due to the remaining paint? Is there a way to stucco over painted cinderblock? Thank you.

crucibull: Good stuff as always Kirk. What are your thoughts on using a type-s masonary mix for a scratch and brown and then the quikcrete finish stucco product for the finish. I'm thinking about a DIY here at my house. I've also thought at EIFS

T COVEY: Kirk,  Great videos.  I am going to repair a stucco'd block wall.  There is a section that is about 10 ft x 5 ft where the stucco has failed.   I have broken off the old stucco and have cleaned the block wall very well.  I only want to apply one coat of stucco and I would like to use Quikrete Stucco.  My only question is that Quikrete sells a "basecoat" stucco and also sells a "finish" coat stucco.  What product should I use?  The labels on all of the stucco bags at Home Depot are very confusing.  Thanks!

Mo: Just finished my first stucco job ever . Harder than the it looks and I'm a block mason . Props to you guys !

glacierbox: Kirk, much appreciated...learned a lot. Still can't understand how some people complain about your FREE educational videos. They're higher quality than 99% of what is on YouTube...

Saulo Carruso: I meant to say go clean some tools instead

Saulo Carruso: Great video but ur camera man sucks tell him to put the camera down and go each some tools out hopefully his better at that.

Saulo Carruso: Great video but ur camera man sucks tell him to put the camera down and go each some tools out hopefully his better at that.

godwhomismike: Added to favorites.  I am a first time home owner, and the stucco on the foundation is breaking apart, and the cinderblock is now exposed on a 3 ft by 3 ft section after this winter.  I am going to have to do this immediately as soon as it warms up. 

TME: kirk! real men don't drink ;-)  best wishes...

Christopher Herring: Hi Kirk, enjoyed the education from your many youtube videos.  Preparing to stucco over a cement slap (which covers cinder block) - a bbq island.  Questions - I don't see the use of lime in your videos?  With straight edges I see no need for any metal sheathing, edging, etc. - assumption correction?  Finally, since we are dealing with concrete I presume no added weeping barrier is necessary?  Thanks again for the advise and expertise.  

Kirk & Jason Giordanos DIY plastering and stucco tips: Morning Michael Donnelly, Google changed it's comment section so I hope you will get this, if your at Home Depot pickup some set, Don't over mix, next buy a hawk and trowel and a green float. cost, under a hundred bucks. 
 best wishes,
 kirk giordano plastering

Michael Donnelly: Hi Krik; Nice work. If I had to do this to a small wall outside my house on Saturday morning (whihc I am doing). Assuming I have zero of the products needed, can you tell me exactly the items I need to buy at Home Depot on Friday night, and about the total it will cost me? Just bought a new fixer-upper and I have been viewing a few of your posts, Thank you ---- Mike

Kirk & Jason Giordanos DIY plastering and stucco tips: Afternoon Dragon dude, thank you, I have never use a screed on Concrete, Cinder Block or bricks as it would be sort of like tit's or a boar, useless and serve no purposes. you only use a drip or weep screed (same metal piece two different names) when protecting a mud sill. A mud sill is usually wood and needs protection from water. A screed also serves as an outlet for water an expansion and it gives us an excellent stopping point. Have a great day! kirk Giordano plastering

Kirk & Jason Giordanos DIY plastering and stucco tips: Evening Laned1, thank you. I have been doing this for over 30 years and still enjoy what I do. It helps to enjoy your work, I guess. Have a great evening kirk Giordano Plastering

koffeedragon: Hi Kirk, Love your videos... they've helped me to ask better questions when collecting stucco estimate. I have a wall in Phoenix, AZ, and parts of the wall will be hit with water from a sprinkler and drip system. The block shows efflorescence in spots. We'd like to stucco the wall and color it. Sometime you install a screed - but in this video you did not. Should we you use a screed on this block wall to prevent damage to the stucco from the sprinkler system?
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