Hardcoat stucco with synthetic accents

August 13, 2019

Does anyone have experience removing synthetic stucco quoins (those tacky fake brick looking squares on the corners of stucco homes) and synthetic trim around windows from the hardcoat stucco cladding on a large home? The hardcoat is in perfectly good condition. Wondering if it’s possible to remove the tacky fake stuff without damaging the hardcoat and what’s involved - sanding and painting or patching, sanding and painting? Will we be able to tell the faux, decorative trim has been removed? Thanks!

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  • tatts

    Well, a good photo would help. But if it's like every other McMansion-y quoins...No. That's all polystyrene foam underneath.

    You could cut it neatly and patch, but you'll never blend the new/old surfaces to match invisibly (although you could disguise it with a new coat of paint on the house and a tall tree at each corner). Around the windows you could replace it with built-up trim that looks natural, but I don't know what you'd to at the corners.

    Call a local contractor tomorrow.

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