Q: When a downspout was replaced on my home, a small amount of stucco was torn away from the building. The plumber duct-taped plastic sheeting to the area as temporary protection. I'd like to repair the stucco myself and wonder if the prepared stucco available in the hardware store will provide a good quality and durable repair, and whether any special preparation of the damaged area is required. My home was built in 1939 and, as far as I know, its stucco is original. A: This is a job you can easily do yourself, and we applaud your willingness to give it a try. Depending on the size of the hole and the amount of loose stucco and wire lath that is visible, you'll probably need to chip out a little more stucco. It's important to remove all loose stucco from the hole. It's also important to h...
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