Estimating Stucco

Three-coat stucco requires lath as well as cement-mortar stucco. The figure below provides some rough measures of the materials required for different construction elements and stucco thicknesses.

Figure: Estimating Stucco Materials

Materials for 100 sq. yd. of Wall

Type of Construction Lath (sq. yd.) Other Materials
Metal lath on wood studs 105 8 lbs. self-furring nails or 15 lbs. staples
Metal lath on steel studs 105 10 lbs. tie wire, 1,000 lin. ft. of 3/4-in. channel

Stucco for 100 sq. ft. of Wall

    1:3 Mortar Materials
Stucco Thickness (in.) Stucco Amt. (cu. ft.) Cement (cu. ft.) Sand (cu. ft.)
1/4 2.08 0.68 2.06
3/8 3.13 1.03 3.10
1/2 4.17 1.37 4.12
5/8 5.21 1.71 5.15
3/4 6.25 2.06 6.18
1 8.33 2.74 8.24


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