EIFS – Exterior Insulation and Finish System installation process
Applying the Finish Coat
The EIFS Finish Coat is applied over the Alpha Base Coat. The finish is troweled on and floated with a plastic float. It is very important to have a smooth surface for the finish to be troweled over, as the finish is only about a 1/16 of an inch thick. There are a few textures to choose from. The main three textures are Fine (which has a small aggregate and looks smooth or fine) , Medium (medium has a slightly larger aggregate and has a pebble look), and Coarse (coarse has even a larger aggregate and has a classic stucco look). When floating the finish it is very important that all floaters use the same technique (every one uses 9″ circles) to keep the wall looking the same everywhere.
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