EIFS Finish Textures

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EIFS Finish Textures

There are several EIFS finish textures to chose from. The best way to talk about EIFS textures to to be able to see what you are talking about so I will include an image of each teture type.

EIFS Fine Finish
Fine Finish

 

This is the EIFS Fine Finish which is very popular in the Mid West. The Fine Finish is a smooth finish. And might be considered a high tech look. The finish is applied by a journeyman plasterer with a hawk and trowel and typically floated with 9″ circles by the floater.

 

 

 

EIFS Sahara Finish
Medium Finish

This is the EIFS Sahara Finish which is very popular everywhere and is great to cover imperfections in the wall which makes it a perfect match for restorations. The Sahara Finish is not as smooth. And can hide a lot more than fine finish will. The finish is applied by a journeyman plasterer with a hawk and trowel and typically floated with 9″ circles by the floater.

 

 

 

EIFS Coarse Finish
Coarse Finish

 

This is the EIFS Coarse Finish which is very popular everywhere and is even better for cover imperfections in the wall which makes it a perfect match for restorations. The Coarse Finish has a traditional stucco look. And can hide a lot more than Sahara finish will. The finish is applied by a journeyman plasterer with a hawk and trowel and typically floated with 12″ figure eights by the floater.

 

 

Those are the three main types of finished used in the EIFS industry today. Utilizing a couple different textures on your EIFS project can really make the difference. Using a classic texture on the wall and a fine finish on the detail can really make the difference and add some real class to the job.

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Using simple EIFS practices to create dynamic effects

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Using simple EIFS practices to create dynamic effects

Some of the more basic techniques in the EIFS industry can have the best results. One of the industry specifications is a control joint every 15 feet or so. What you can do is incorporate this into a design. We call these control joints v-grooves. The v-grooves can be placed in an ascetically pleasing pattern with very little effort and the results can be amazing. The foam can also be used to create some fabulous detail. The foam can be cutEIFS Detail | Exterior Insulation and Finish System into any shape or size and stuck to the wall before the fiberglass based cement is applied. A simple but effective way to get a good look is to cut foam pieces on a table saw  that are maybe 12 inches and the cut 8 inch pieces and stick them on top of each other to create a stair step. Many times we will do a 12′ and an 8″ over that and then a 4″ over that to give a 3 stair step at the roof line of a building.

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