The second coat of stucco is going on today with painting expected in a few days. My question - Does the area / joint between the side of the chimney and the stucco need some type of sealant like high temperature silicone to prevent water entry?
Also, is there benefit to adding a third layer of stucco using finishing stucco? We are out of time for warm temperature so have to just paint this year with hopes of adding either brick veneer or tile in the spring.
As always, thanks for all of your help and answers.