Frequently the question is asked about stucco applications and what the difference is between one-coat, two-coat or three-coat stucco systems. The purpose of this article is to define the differences and not to choose one over the other as they all have their place. The success of either choice is based on the use of quality material and application procedures installed by trained professionals.
A good place to start is to define what is meant by the word “coat” as it relates to stucco. Stucco systems have multiple coats which refer to scratch coats, brown coats, and finish coats. A coat is defined as “a layer or thickness of stucco applied in a single operation.”