How to Repair a Hole on a Stucco Surface

Hole in stucco that needs repair

Give your home a fresh new look! Take the time to make the necessary repairs to your exterior surfaces--it will be worth the effort.

For Best Results:

Follow the detailed steps in our how-to for techniques and advice on repairing a hole.

  1. Step 1

    Using a wire brush, remove any loose or peeling paint from the damaged area. Remove any dust or debris from the area with a lightly water-dampened rag.

  2. Step 2

    Following the manufacturer's directions on the label, mix the appropriate ratio of stucco patch and water in an empty plastic 5-gallon container.

  3. Step 3

    Using a rubber float, press the patching material into the damaged area. Spread no more than a ¼" thick layer into the hole. Allow it to set. Continue to apply stucco patch material in ¼" layers until it is flush with the existing surface.

  4. Step 4

    Before the last coat of patching material dries, remove any excess material using a clean rubber float in a circular sweeping motion. Blend the repaired area into the existing texture. Allow the area to dry.

  5. Step 5

    Remove any final dust or debris from the finished repair.

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Bucket
  • Gloves
  • Ladder
  • Protective Apparel
  • Rags
  • Rubber Float
  • Stir Stick
  • Stucco Patch
  • Wire Brush
More How-tos
Additional Resources
Orange calculator icon in a white bubble
Paint and Stain Calculator

Inside or outside; paint or stain: Let’s figure out how much you’ll need to make amazing happen.

Calculate
A woman looking at several different color palettes
Ask an Expert

Every project is unique: Keep small wrinkles from becoming big problems by letting the Behr Technical Experts lend a hand. 

Get Expert Help
Colour Studio

So many colours and so many ideas: Visit Behr’s Colour Studio for inspiration, colour tools, design advice and everything you need to find your project’s perfect colour.

COLOUR STUDIO