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hi guys Kirk and Jason here with Kirk Giordano plastering today I want to show you guys his pillars these pillars here they're solid styrofoam and what happened is they had some issues here with some leakage and painter came by and he kind of broke out and did his thing but his didn't last and here's the thing guys interior plaster is made for interiors because if it gets wet which we're outside here obviously it'll bring it right back to powder so we're we're gonna scrape all this out here it's just gonna come right off because interior plaster really doesn't adhere well outside especially when it's wet so I'll show you what we've done here now this this light here I thought water came in here and it kind of tweaked it I'll show you over on this pillar here now this pillar looked like that pillar so what we did is we removed all the loose stuff we took the light off and of course I had her turn the light on make sure that it still worked rather than set it in stone basically or a stucco before I put it back on we'd put this back on we leveled the light every which way made certain that the door opens so they can get in here and we put a new coat of exterior stucco on this now when I get to this one over here I'll show you well I've explained what they did wrong I'll show you how we prep it in order to put the next coat and like I did this one their original finish they pull this off here one more time the original finish they kind of had a little bit of water table but not much we're gonna take it here and we're gonna do what this fella did except we're gonna use the proper materials to bring that out get rid of this moss we're gonna wire brush it we're gonna put bonding agents we're gonna clean it up anyhow we're gonna go ahead and clean this up right now when we get to that stage we'll show you one last thing the lady's owner said gee do we need to replace the pillars I said absolutely not I wouldn't do it if it were my own house what I generally do is I'll tell folks here's what I would do if it's my own house quick fix we can fix this but these she says well I went online and I seen I can buy these for a thousand bucks and I thought no you can this was framed and then it was sheer Wald then the styrofoam was added to this this is not one of those little plant Hans like in the mail you could order mailboxes and you just kind of stick them in styrofoam I said that's way too much work to redo this anyway that's what old Kirk says I would do it that way if it were my house anybody says hey tear it all off and rebuild it I said that's crazy anyhow when we get to that stage we'll show you what we're getting at okay guys we've pulled off all that loose stuff what I'm doing now is this is a painted surface you always have to put a bonding agent over a painted surface because my cement ish is finished won't adhere do I have to put a bonding agent over this right here this is the original color coat it's Miami Vice it's a la habra color no I don't but since I'm here I'm gonna go ahead and put some anyway because I want to lock it in tight and remove all the dust I just now took a water hose and sprayed it all off because again my finish is only as good as what it's applied to I can't apply it over any dust all right now this is wet that's pretty wet right there what I'm gonna do is I had J mixed me up some color coat and this color coat got accelerators in it now this is set that's just what I want I want it hard just like this because I don't want to play around with it this is almost at the stage where I can't use it but not very quite yet all right now what I'm gonna do is – we'll use everything we got all right what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take this and give it a pyramid type of finish what I do it take here take it here I'll take this side pyramid now granted if I didn't put this much accelerators in it lumini it would hairline crack or crack like an egg plus I'd have to be here a lot longer than I want to be luminite does not affect the performance of the stucco it won't degrade it or make it weak or anything it just speeds up the set time so okay we are putting that there and I'm making my own little pyramid again just like I did that side what we do is we take our trial if you know what you're doing got some time in you can make these no problems so I'll take this come here and what I want to do is I don't want the rain to set on the top of it I want the rain to hit here and flow off okay we got ya here there now we come right back around and then we're gonna texture it after I float this I'll show you how we float it to a lot of folks say hey Kurt why don't you use a brown hard rubber float well hard rubber float is has its purpose and that purpose is to compress the stucco for what I want to do with this material here is I want to bring the aggregate out no notice this pillar here we are doing work another work on this job don't I show you folks how to do these two because I get a lot of calls for this stuff alright now that that's done I'm gonna take a bucket of water go back over here and this is the green sponge close this green sponge float goes in water and it brings the sand or aggregate out now if I use the hard rubber float I'm going to compress it and it won't have the same base coat as this so now what I'm going to do is I'm going to push some of this mud up I'm going to push it up here just to seal this light in here okay now I'm gonna come around here and float it meaning just bring the aggregate out so now how do I not put accelerators in this I would be here for actually I couldn't do it without accelerators because this particular color coat would take at least oh I would say it would take at least 12 hours to set and when it did set it would be crack like an egg it would be like putting on taping mud interior and allowing that to set you don't want to when you put tape and mud on say for example it will hairline crack if you go too thick but that's the nature of that stuff it is made to go multiple coats where plasters we're not tapers we don't want to be here multiple days and do multiple coats unless we're gonna do it all same day alright now that's that's the texture or that's the base coat now I'm gonna show you the texture all right I'm gonna go a different bucket and you might say what the heck are all these cones where you see those plans me neither Jay put these here so I wouldn't step on them all right guys finish coat now the finish coat doesn't have no aluminide so luminite is brown it turns it this tan color we grab my trowel and I'll show you guys how we do a texture now this has got to set another five minutes but this one's ready get this level off the way okay now all I'm going to do it is texture this all right so all right we're gonna take this and match the texture that's down here it doesn't matter if the color of the weld creat stains here or there cuz they're gonna paint these they're kind of they're gonna paint them all alright we take that follow the ball of the pattern of what these guys have here pretty simple texture to match on the side here a little bit here a little bit there just look at it you see it needs it here there put it all right last pieces right here another pillar I just did won't be ready to texture for about I'd give it five ten more minutes then I'll be able to texture it and the idea is in order for me to match this finish here this has got to be set if this didn't set then my finish won't match a lot of little little details as far as matching finishes and I am using a sixteen twenty material that's a la habra and what that does is it gives me the same texture that's what these fellows used you use the wrong material you got the wrong finish so anyway folks there you have it that is how we direct and I see these I've done about 50 of these guys where if they're wood and it just explodes because water goes through and gets but no you know it the idea is what I told these folks get some good quality paint and paint it right here something that's like kelly moore elastomeric type paint where it's waterproof the primer as well as the paint and you'll stop this from happening anyway guys my name is Kirk I am with Kirk Giordano plastering we thank you for watching and as usual we'll see you guys on the next one

3 Comments

  • Miguel Zamora

    April 14, 2019

    The texture is not match with the original you fail!!

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  • Kirk Giordano plastering Inc.

    April 14, 2019

    Howdy Mykarmaxspiredaz, Your welcome, this is the reason Jason and I show what we know,
    Best wishes and have a great day!
    Kirk Giordano Plastering

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  • Mykarmaxspiredaz

    April 14, 2019

    Love learning your trade tips and tricks..! Thanks for taking the time to reach others.

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