I am updating my 60’s house with stucco. The structure is painted masonry block. I thought that stucco brown coat would bond directly to the block, or at least with a bonding agent. One of the stucco contractor bidding it says he’d have to powernail lath as the block is painted and stucco would fail to stick. Paint is very sound. He’s not using portland cement stucco, but what he calls “extreme” stucco. Powernailing lath makes it pricey. I live in Arizona. Any comments, alternatives and experience would be helpful.
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