Someone I know is hoping to someday have someone cover her house with stucco. It is a small bungalow built in the 20's. If this is done right, is it even possible.
Also, IF the exterior has paint containing lead, can the stucco go right over the old paint???
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I didn't know, so I Googled it.
Apparently you can install stucco over wood siding. I doubt the lead paint would make a difference, but the new lead laws aren't my area of expertise. A licensed contractor should know the laws dealing with lead.
Proper preparation is key to this. If there is any rot in the wood it needs to be removed before you start applying stucco.
That said, I would probably remove the siding and start with a new substrate rather than covering up the siding. You get in to issues with the windows and trim when you keep layering on siding materials.
Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.
My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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