Welcome to Premix-Marbletite™ Stucco Division. Our
intention is to provide you with a well-rounded body of stucco architectural information in the form of downloadable pdf files
to read or print and read later at your convenience. You will find these files below. We hope you find our approach informative
and welcome any questions you may have. You will want to start with the Stucco Resource Guide.
This Stucco Resource
Guide has been prepared by the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau (NWCB), a nonprofit trade association corporation. The NWCB
is an international, construction trade assaciation for the wall and ceiling industry, representing the United States and
The NWCB has been serving the construction industry for over fifty-seven years, and is recognized as a technical
authority, educational body and spokesperson for the wall and ceiling industry. It provides services to architects and the
construction community on all matters relating to the diversified wall and ceiling business. The basic scope of construction
in the wall and ceiling industry consists of gypsum wallboard systems, fireproofing, lath and plaster systems, exterior plaster
systems (stucco), exterior insulation finish systems (EIFS), ceiling systems, cold formed steel framing systems and other
related products and systems.
As the industry's development and coordination organization, the NWCB saw the need
to establish a complete guide on stucco. This Stucco Resource Guide was published in order to provide the construction industry
in general and the wall and ceiling industry in particular with an all-encompassing stucco reference. This Stucco Resource
Guide has useful and needed information for the construction community. The goal of this publication is to assist in the design
and application of stucco assemblies.
Stucco Resource Guide is a compilation of information on the portland cement plaster/stucco exterior cladding system. It is
a generic guide to developing construction documents (drawings & specifications) for a stucco project, standards for stucco
systems work and recommendations.
"Portland cement plaster" and "stucco" are interchangeable
terms. This guide refers to this exterior cladding assembly as "stucco."
This publication pertains to traditional/conventional three-coat stucco (base coats, scratch and/or brown coat, plus
a finish coat); although the NWCB represents and recommends other approved plastering exterior cladding systems, such as exterior
insulation and finishing systems (EIFS) and one coat stucco.