How to Repair a Crack on a Stucco Surface

Cracked Stucco

Take the time to patch any cracks on your stucco surfaces.  It will make a positive difference in the appearance of your home.

For Best Results:

Follow these how-to steps for successful repair of cracks in your stucco.

  1. Step 1

    Using a scraper, remove any loose debris from the cracked area.

  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.

  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 crack. Allow it to set. Continue to apply stucco patch material in ¼" layers until it is flush with the existing surface.

  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.

  5. Step 5

    Remove any final dust or debris from the finished repair.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • 5-in-1 Tool
  • Bucket
  • Ladder
  • Protective Apparel
  • Rags
  • Rubber Float
  • Scraper
  • Stir Stick
  • Stucco Patch
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