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Easy Small-Scale Stucco Patch

I needed to come up with a durable repair for a stucco corner damaged during the construction of an addition. I wanted something that I could sculpt and feather into the surrounding surfaces and that would stand up to the extreme temperature shifts here in Minnesota. I have used Abatron’s WoodEpox for almost 20 years to fix all kinds of exterior wood problems, and it has never failed me. Why not use it to repair stucco?

Wearing disposable gloves, I kneaded a couple of golf-ball-size spheres of the resin and its hardener for a couple of minutes to make sure the blend was mixed evenly. Then I worked 1⁄4 cup of clean, coarse sand into the epoxy. I used a putty knife to press this mix into the area that needed repair and then to shape it into an outside corner matching that of the wall. After pressing some additional sand into the fresh patch with a chip brush, I left it to cure overnight. Coated with some primer and paint, the patch blends right in.

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