Traditional Stucco

Stucco has been used in architecture for thousands of years. It is durable, relative maintenance free, and offers unlimited design possibilities Traditional stucco is a combination of cement, lime, sand and water. It is troweled by hand to the exterior walls. Traditionally stucco has been very popular in the LowerMainland. Stucco has been the most popular exterior finish in the past century.

Traditional Stucco

Traditional stucco is made of Cement lime, sand and water. It is still frequently used in western Canada. Before stucco is applied, a building paper is attached to the exterior followed by wire mesh.


Traditional stucco is applied by trowel in 3 separate coats depending on finish. The building paper repels moisture, as water will pass through traditional stucco. The first coat is called a scratch coat and is applied thick enough to cover the wire lath, usually about 1/4″ thick. the next step is the double up coat, usually for example : with an Acrylic finish we would cork float the double up coat to give it a flat level surface,  then we would allow the cement to cure , and finally the third step would be to apply the acrylic. And with a rock dash we would throw the rock’s directly into the double up coat.

Stucco Repair and Restoration

Usually with renovations,window replacements,or damage to a building , All Finish Construction can repair seamlessly any Stucco repair need, from Textures, Sand Finish , Acrylic, Rock Dash to Slop Dash’s guaranteed.