Installing stucco on wire mesh over wood has long been an acceptable practice. Many stucco methods – plaster, wire mesh and moisture barrier – are set up on a plywood substrate, also called shear wall. By applying wire mesh to wood siding or plywood for 11, some experience is required with installments. The processes are similar to those used by professionals. By enlisting the support of an assistant save time.
Measure down from the surface of the wall to the lower edge of the wood at each end, and deduct 1 inch. Mark the face of the wood at each end of this wall. Snap a chalk line between the symbols to earn a chalk line 1 inch above the base of the wall.
Put on gloves. Position a bit a type of edge metal with perforations to permit water to flow through — along the wall’s base and align the edge of this bit along the chalk line. Extend 1 end of this piece 16 inches beyond a corner. Attach to the wood by forcing roofing nails through the section of the screed at intervals. Butt one end of another bit of screed to the finish of this set up slice, and align it in the chalk line. Install it with the nails and continue the procedure before the screed runs from end to end in the base of this wall. Cut it to make the corner bend, and set up the short section in the corner, as before, if needed.
Use where it aligns with the corner, to permit the piece to flex cutters to make a cut. Bend the part that is 16-inch and match it tightly against the face of the timber .
Overlap the end of another bit of screed, 2 inches onto the end of this piece. Twist the edge in the chalk line, and attach it in the base of this wall before. Repeat the corner installation procedure in the opposite corner of this wall.
Roll construction paper along the foundation of the wood wall out. Extend the paper at 16 inches and cut it to length using a utility knife.
Hold paper’s section that was cut to span horizontally and flat to end and float the lower – underside edge – onto the screed, and align the edge. Flatten the paper by hand against the wood surface. Attach the top section of the paper to the wood with roofing nails, or with staples, at 12-inch spans from end to end. Fold the ends uniformly around a corner, then flatten the paper and attach the part to the wood.
Drive extra roofing nails so the paper is flat and uniform against the wood, from the top to lower borders. Space the nails 24 inches apart over the paper’s face.
Repeat the procedure to set up horizontal rows of building paper to cover the wood. As you work up the wall to the roof line or top of this wall overlap each row 3 inches onto the row that is installed under. The uppermost row can float any number over 3 inches, so it isn’t required to trim it. Overlap any endings of this paper 4 inches onto the end of an item. Use a utility knife to cut openings for any boxes, using the outer edge of this box as a guide.
Wire Mesh and Corner Bead
Hold a full-length bit of expanded wire mesh horizontally in the face of the wall at which construction paper and screed are set up. Notice the mesh is made to install together with the lower portions of the mesh extending outward and upward, which holds the mixed plaster in place.
Begin at the bottom part of the wallsocket. Twist the end of a bit of mesh in a corner and together with the lower edge along the screed’s top bead. Attach using staples and a gun at 6-inch intervals along all borders and in the field. Flatten the item by hand as you choose the very best results.
Overlap the end of the bit 2 inches above the end of an installed item, and attach it with staples before. Trim off the surplus in a corner or end of this wall.
Overlap the upcoming horizontal attach it before, and row 2 inches onto the edge of this row that is installed. Cut openings for electrical boxes, using the borders of these boxes.
Quantify a corner of the wall from the top of the wall to the screed’s top bead. Cut a bit of 2-inch-by-2-inch wire corner bead to span with the cutters. The corner bead with roofing nails on each side of the corner.