What Is a Three-Coat Stucco?
Three-coat refers to the earliest technique for stucco installation Des Plaines professionals perform. It consists of paper and wire, and three basic layers: the scratch coat, the brown coat, and the top coat. This procedure is also called lath, scratch, and brown, as the top coat is not considered exclusive to this process. The process followed by the stucco contractors Des Plaines customers prefer starts with the application of a lath of asphalt-infused paper over a weatherproof barrier. Then they work on the scratch coat consisting of field-mixed Portland cement, sand, lime, and water. For the final brown coat, a darby or long trowel is used in order to ensure an even application of cement. Finally, every reliable stucco company Des Plaines has provides a finish coat to enhance the look.