Q: What type of Stucco should I use? Can I just get away with 2 layers of Base Coat stucco? Or do we need a Base Coat first and then a Finish Coat - or can I just apply two layers of Base Coat or 2 layers of Finish?
A: The recommend method is to apply a layer of Base Coat, and after that has cured / hardened for about 3 - 4 days, then you will apply a final layer of stucco - the Finish Coat.
Do we have any issues with just using Base Coat (ONLY) or Finish Coat (ONLY) for the 2 layers? No.
We’ve had several customers tell us that they only used 1 type of stucco for both layers of stucco on the oven with no problems.
The key to a hairline crack-free stucco finish is to keep the stucco moist during the curing / drying process. Make sure you keep damp towels on the stucco - or at least spray the stucco every hour or two with water from a water sprayer.