Using Silicone – On the House

Using Silicone

By on March 4, 2014
caulking

Question

Some cracks in my stucco have been patched, but they keep coming back. The crack filler the painter used is crumbling. He said there isn’t anything he can do. How can I make a permanent patch?

Craig

Answer

It may be that your painter is not versed in stucco patching or that you have substantial ground movement under your house. Try a paintable silicone caulk. Scrape the old patch material out of the cracks, making sure that the inside surfaces are free of paint and loose debris, and force the new caulk deep into the crack.

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