By Reggie Bullard
||When we stucco on
can see the block joints.
How do you kill the block joints ?
You can't see the block joints on any of my jobs. Period.
This is not a do it yourself material. Plastering should be only done by qualified
After scratch coat sets hard(overnight for stucco),
brown coat may be applied.
Screeds are set with a rod or a string line. Wall is filled in between the screeds. Wall is then rodded side-to-side. If not, you will see the block joints.
I learned this trade under old people who were real demanding. For years, I worked on schools and hospitals, plastering on block. Plaster on block has been a preferred choice for years on walls that have to withstand abuse.
The scratch coat on plaster must set hard (about 2-4 hours),
before apllying the brown, or double up coat. On stucco we always
let the scratch coat set overnight.I had the good
fortune of working
under old plasterers that taught me right.