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Old 11-17-2017, 11:43 AM  
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i have patched all around the house where the stucco and foundation come together. It's an old house and the stucco goes below grade.

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The black line is the floor level inside the house.
This picture was before any prep work.

To prep, I dug out any loose stucco, dirt, etc behind the stucco, at the edges.
i chipped up the smooth face on the foundation. Wire brush. High pressure water.

Here's the patch.
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I used type S mortar (No good reason why. I've used it before and had some on hand.)

I mixed Portland cement/water and painted it on first, then packed in the mortar.
Took at least 3 (some places 5) layers (?) of mortar to get the finished shape.
Left rough surface between coats.
Kept the mortar wet 6 times a day for a couple weeks. (But it still dried at before I got up in the morning)

Anyway, now what ?

What do i use to waterproof, seal, paint ?
I want to paint over the new patch and the existing paint.

Thanks !

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even an elastomeric paint won't perform satisfactorily,,, we'd probably use 2 coatings of hlm5000 or equivalent as a waterproofing membrane,,, an alternative mtl would be
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