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How to Repair a Hole on a Stucco Surface

Skill:  Intermediate DIY'er

Give your home a fresh new look! Take the time to make the necessary repairs to your exterior surfaces--it will be worth the effort.

For Best Results:

Follow the detailed steps in our how-to for techniques and advice on repairing a hole.

 
Suggested Supplies
  • Bucket
  • Gloves
  • Ladder
  • Protective Apparel
  • Rags
  • Rubber Float
  • Stir Stick
  • Stucco Patch
  • Wire Brush
  1. Step 1

    Using a wire brush, remove any loose or peeling paint from the damaged area. Remove any dust or debris from the area with a lightly water-dampened rag.

  2. Step 2

    Following the manufacturer's directions on the label, mix the appropriate ratio of stucco patch and water in an empty plastic 5-gallon container.

    TIP:
    This product dries quickly. Mix only enough stucco patch material for a 15-20 minute application.
  3. Step 3

    Using a rubber float, press the patching material into the damaged area. Spread no more than a ¼" thick layer into the hole. Allow it to set. Continue to apply stucco patch material in ¼" layers until it is flush with the existing surface.

    TIP:
    For small holes, fill the damaged area with paintable high quality caulking material before continuing with the stucco patch.
  4. Step 4

    Before the last coat of patching material dries, remove any excess material using a clean rubber float in a circular sweeping motion. Blend the repaired area into the existing texture. Allow the area to dry.

    TIP:
    Clean your tools directly after use.
  5. Step 5

    Remove any final dust or debris from the finished repair.