August, 2019 - Washington, DC

Unpainted pebble dash

Unpainted pebble dash stucco in Washington, DC.

Christ Church in Capitol Hill, washington, DC, is an example of pebble dash that hasn't fallen victim to a paint brush. The stucco was done in the 1890's when the church was remodeled.

There are still a few of these Mohicans around the Washington area that are still amazingly in good shape, showing a rich, earthy, natural color.

close up of unpainted pebble dash stucco in Washington, DC.

I have a theory most of these buildings were done by the same plasterers, around the turn of the century, the last century, that is.


Non-Profit Links

Technical Services Information Bureau

A non profit resource for plaster and stucco.

Portland Cement Association

Standards for Installation

Your leaking house

Your leaking house is an excellent source of information. Ask Carl Brown, Mr. Bad Stucco himself

Build naturally

Really for profit, outstanding mud plaster and lime plaster work by Sigi Koko

Stuctural stucco in Haiti

More outstanding work by Donald Stevens from Winchester, Virginia.

American Plywood Asscociation Video

A great illustration on why to space plywood or OSB.

Incredible videos from Vietnam.

A series of videos showing amazing stucco.

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