Stucco, when applied correctly in the first place, will not one day decide to fail of its own volition. Still, it's likely that all stucco homes will eventually require patching for one reason or another, whether to cover holes bored by blown insulation installers, or to repair heavy-handed demolition work done by carpenters adding onto the house. The primary aim when patching stucco is to restore the integrity of the exterior cladding system — but that's the easy part. The challenge is to have the patch blend in well, rather than stick out like a sore thumb. It's a rare situation where you can make the patch truly invisible. Novice attempts by homeowners or handymen to patch stucco are not only