Dash is a gritty, very textured stucco finish that appears as if fine gravel has been added into the stucco plaster mix. Rough casting actually incorporates gravel into the plaster. Common Dash stucco finishes in modern day are made by spraying the stucco or splattering it onto the final coat. Depending on the application Dash textures can be either fine, medium or heavy.
Pebbledash, a popular style of stucco finish in the United Kingdom and parts of Northern Europe. Also known as rock dash finishes, after final coat of stucco is applied and while wet, actual small material such as pebbles, gravel, chips, seashells or even crushed glass, entirely covering its surface.
Sand is as simple as the name, this stucco finish looks like it says sand has been added to the stucco mix. Well it has! The heavy Sand finishes can resemble finer Dash finishes. This is because, in the final process the uniformed textures are created by using a stucco float. Sand textures, from fine to medium to heavy are created by various gauges of sand, The heavy Sand finishes can resemble finer Dash finishes.
An uncommon stucco finish known as Worm Finishes. Special round sand that is mixed into a synthetic stucco mix. Worm like spaces are created with a trowel resulting in little groove indentations.
Spanish Stucco Lace finish as it hides imperfections is a very popular. May also be known as Skip Trowel Finish to suitable buildings designs. During application a final layer of stucco in random directions using a skip-trowel, then the final surface is knocked down or flattened slightly creating a heavy or fine lace-like texture.
Scraped finish is the smoothest finish, using a tool to smooth out and flat the finishing layer. By adding creativity and uniqueness a customization of mottled color versions can be created.