One of the principal virtues of stucco is that it’s

maintenance-free — no painting, no staining, no "oil canning" as with aluminum siding. It won’t burn, rot, or rust. Correctly applied, it should last a long time, whether you live in Nome or New Mexico. But for stucco to survive application during the extremes of snow, ice, and desert sun, it must be mixed, applied, and cured to...

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