Stucco is a material made of an aggregate, a
binder, and water which is applied wet, and hardens when it dries.
Also used in sidings, it is used as a coating for walls and ceilings
and for decoration. Stucco may be used to cover less visually
appealing construction materials such as concrete blocks, steel, or
STUCCOS AT GUBYAUKGYI (MYINKABA)
The difference in nomenclature between stucco, plaster, and mortar
is based more on use than composition. Until the later part of the
nineteenth century, it was common to have plaster, which was used
inside the building, and stucco, which was used outside the
building, consist of the same primary materials lime and sand.
STUCCOS AT NANPAYA TEMPLE
Animal or plant fibers were often added for additional tensile
strength. In the later part of the nineteenth century, Portland
cement was added with increasing frequency in an attempt to improve
its durability. At the same time, traditional lime plasters were
being replaced by gypsum plaster.
STUCCOS AT HTILOMINLO
Traditionally stucco is directly applied to a masonry surface such
as brick or stone. In wood-framed buildings, stucco was applied over
a wood lath. Modern stucco is usually applied over an expanded metal
lath that is fastened to the wall sheathing with staples, with a 2
layer moisture barrier in between.
STUCCOS INSIDE KYAUKGU UMIN
Stucco is an integral part of the art of belcomposto, the baroque
concept that smoothly integrates the three classic arts,
architecture, sculpture, and painting.
STUCCOS AT SHIN IZZA GAWNA TEMPLE
Since stucco can be used for decorative purposes as well as for
figurative representation, it provides an ideal transitive link from
architectural details to wall paintings.
Most of the Bagan's ancient monuments are decorated with stucco