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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-30-2014, 12:10 PM
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Posted By bluebutterfly
so true about paralysis by analysis...not always,...

so true about paralysis by analysis...not always, but often enough, a small job can be redone if necessary without a lot of problems, and in the act of trying, we learn new skills. GREAT tip about...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-29-2014, 02:53 PM
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Views: 942
Posted By bluebutterfly
Thanks so much for all the tips. I'm still...

Thanks so much for all the tips. I'm still weighing the pros and cons of quickcrete vs. dap and may play around as I said with the quickcrete in some out of the way wall area to get a feel for how...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-29-2014, 02:48 PM
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Posted By bluebutterfly
The DAP directions say to paint the surface...

The DAP directions say to paint the surface BEFORE, using a high quality paint. All I have on hand is some white primer paint that I use for various touch-ups on things, not sure if that would seal...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-28-2014, 12:07 PM
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Posted By bluebutterfly
Yeah, I can certainly see the putty knife isn't...

Yeah, I can certainly see the putty knife isn't designed to truly handle this patch so that it looks good and really lasts. I'm sort of kicking myself now for not having gone ahead and bought the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-28-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By bluebutterfly
Yeah, I'll probably go ahead and use the DAP that...

Yeah, I'll probably go ahead and use the DAP that I bought because I don't quite feel ready to deal with the quickrete, even though it may be the better patch. The DAP directions say to paint the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-27-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By bluebutterfly
Thanks again for your advice. I never thought...

Thanks again for your advice. I never thought about looking on Craigslist for smaller tools, but you're absolutely right, I just looked at my local CL and there's various handiman tool yard sales...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-26-2014, 10:28 AM
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Posted By bluebutterfly
Thanks so much for this info....I'm sure your...

Thanks so much for this info....I'm sure your advice is excellent on this. I was at Home Depot yesterday (it was on my way so that's where I went ) and the only pre-mixed stucco I could find was DAP...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-23-2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By bluebutterfly
thanks very much, yes, it is about 1/2 inch or a...

thanks very much, yes, it is about 1/2 inch or a bit more at certain points here and there, so it will require a bit of filling...thanks for the putty knife advice...i was going to use a small trowel...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-23-2014, 03:18 PM
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Views: 942
Posted By bluebutterfly
I just now opened several containers of what's in...

I just now opened several containers of what's in the garage, including DAP ready mixed stucco repair and another brand of stucco repair and all are dried up, unless water can be added to make them...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-23-2014, 11:53 AM
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Views: 942
Posted By bluebutterfly
thanks for the info - should I prep the surface...

thanks for the info - should I prep the surface in any way beforehand? and what type of tool is best? a basic trowel? is there a particular brand of stucco patch you think is best? the prior...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-22-2014, 03:21 PM
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Views: 942
Posted By bluebutterfly
Newbie needs help with concrete/stucco repair

Hello all,

I'm a newbie DIY'er when it comes to concrete/stucco work, so am looking for a few tips. Attached are three pics showing the repair needed so you can get an idea of what it is and the...
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