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Even seemingly simple home renovations can make a big difference in how your property looks and it's resale value. For example, if you have decided to replace your window trim with stucco trim, you may be wondering if you can install the trim yourself or if you need a contractor to do it. Stucco trim is not that difficult to install if you know how to do the job correctly. Here are some tips to help you get it done right.
Start With Measurements
In order to be sure that you place your stucco trim pieces properly, you need to mark both the trim and the window frame at the center points. Use a tape measure for both so you can be sure that you are precisely at the center when you mark them. Then, you will use those marks to line up the trim pieces when you place them on the windows.
Mix Your Adhesive
Stucco trim is secured using a cement adhesive product. Wear a mask and eye protection when you mix up the adhesive. The dust particles from the dry mix can be uncomfortable in your eyes and your lungs, so protect yourself from that exposure. Mix the adhesive according to the directions for the brand you purchased. You'll need to follow the ratio of the powder to water, and mix it adequately. Then, the cement adhesive mixture will need to sit for a predetermined amount of time so that it is ready to be used.
Apply The Stucco Trim
Spread the adhesive to the back of the trim piece, working one piece at a time. Leave a thicker layer of adhesive near the top to help facilitate the suction you'll need for the trim to stay put. Press the trim in place, lining up the center markings to be sure it is aligned correctly. While someone holds the trim securely in its place, tap a few nails partway in along the bottom of the trim piece. This will hold it in place, keeping it from slipping until your adhesive cures. Then, you can remove the nails and seal the holes.
Repeat this process for each piece of trim that you install, allowing all of the trim to sit for the recommended curing period on your brand of concrete adhesive. You can also talk with your stucco trim supplier to see if they offer installation services. Professional installation could save you time and money.