My EIFS sub won’t do small repairs — where the siding has been dinged by a homeowner moving patio furniture, for example. Is there some small-scale repair method that I can do myself as a GC?

A. Barry Jenkins of Southern Stucco in Knoxville, Tenn., responds: Most minor scuffs, nicks, and surface abrasions can be touched up to match an original EIFS finish. We prefer to use the special paintlike top coats offered by most EIFS manufacturers, which are intended for periodic renewal of weathered acrylic EIFS finishes. Unfortunately,...

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