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Measure both the height and width of the face of the hood. Transfer those measurements onto a sheet of wire mesh.
Using tin snips, cut out the desired area, and staple the trimmed wire mesh to the hood (Images 1 and 2). With a hammer, flatten the excess mesh down to the sides of the hood (Image 3). Repeat the process until the entire hood is covered with wire mesh.
Protect the areas of the hood that aren't receiving the stucco treatment with cardboard and painter's tape to ensure a clean finish.
With the prep work finished, it is time to take the project outside. Pour the base coat into a large pan or tub. Add water and mix with a trowel until you reach a consistency that closely resembles peanut butter.
Use the trowel to graciously spread the base coat over the wire mesh until the hood is completely covered.