1. What is stucco made of?
The word stucco has changed its meaning over the years. Basically the common thread in stucco is cement.
Stucco is made of cement. It is basically thin concrete applied vertically instead of horizontally. It is a mixture of Portland cement, hydrated lime and sharp crushed and washed sand. It is mixed together with water to provide a homogenized mixture and applied to stucco lathe. The mixture has changed over the years to accommodate the style of finish currently popular.