The Do It Yourself EIFS Repair Kit
The Cement Mix a part of the EIFS Repair Kit
Your EIFS Repair Kit comes with 2lbs. of Cement Mix and to tell you the truth it is more than 3 lbs. The Cement Mix comes in the mixing container and is sealed in a bag.
To mix the EIFS cement Mix you will take the bag out of the mixing container and simply add water to the container and slowly add EIFS cement mix while spinning the mix with your paddle until you have a creamy cement. You are looking for cement that is a little thinner that peanut butter. The important thing here is to add the water first. If you are filling a hole with the cement you must use the AR Glass in the kit. The AR Glass is added by weight and it is about 3% of the mix total weight so if you were to mix the entire 3lbs. you would need a small handful of glass. For small batches of cement for fixing holes you will just need enough glass so you can see it inter mixed in the cement. Keep in mind that the only reason the glass is used here is to keep the cement from cracking so if there is fibers throughout the cement it will not crack. You still want to be able to spread the cement so don’t get to carried away with the glass fibers. Otherwise, if you are putting a second coat of cement on or are using the fiberglass mesh the cement will be fine without adding the glass fibers. The AR glass fibers are only needed when you are putting the cement mix on thicker than 1/8 of an inch thick. In other words, if you are filling holes that are 1/2 inch to an inch or more deep, you need to use the glass fibers.