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Another View Synthetic Stucco: A Revolution in a Traditional Material by Jan Nogradi [The following rebuttal was written in response to the special report, "Troubles with Synthetic Stucco" published in the June 1988 issue of New England Builder. Given the complexity of the topic, we agreed to publish this response in full.] Adhesive method. As far as the method of adhesive attachment is concerned, STO Industries has never specified the ribbon-and-dab adhesive method, because we do not believe it can be installed with consistent quality. We specify notched trowels of various sizes, depending on the adhesive to be used, which will control the size of the ribbons applied over the entire backside of the expanded polystyrene (EPS) board. Terminology. We reject the terminology of softcoat