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Old 04-16-2006, 12:21 PM  
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I replaced my windows and I was told that the stucco patch wouldn't match the old one which has been painted many times (sand texture). My contractor suggested a sandblasting and a skim coat. I'm worried about my budget. My stucco doesn't need major repair (other than the window patch) but the paint is peeling. I definitely need to change the apperance of the house by at least paint it. Any suggestions? Is the skim coat my only way to go?

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Old 04-17-2006, 06:41 AM  
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I'm not sure what your contractor means by a "skim coat"? Personally, I would use one of the new industial finishes like this:

when I want to refinish my stucco.
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Old 04-17-2006, 10:01 PM  
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Thanks I'll look into it
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