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by Ron Webber Like a fingerprint, every stucco texture is unique. As a result, it's next to impossible to patch stucco so that the new texture blends perfectly with the existing stucco. But after doing thousands of jobs and experimenting with dozens of alternatives, I've come up with some tips that will help you get close when you have to match new stucco to old. Repairing Cracks and Holes There are two kinds of stucco cracks: shrinkage and structural. Shrinkage cracks are caused by excess water in the stucco mix. Like a dry lake bed, stucco shrinks into itself, and the number of shrinkage cracks will depend upon the amount of water in the mix. Structural cracks are