Add sand to paint or "ready patch" for texture?


I've been using "ready patch" for some areas of stucco where pressure cleaning has removed paint. The stucco is smooth with just a light texture. If I wanted to add some texture would it be better to add sand to the patching material or the paint, or better to forget about that idea altogether?
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al wrote:

We used a stucco patch on our condo where there were chips and cracks. Believe it was DAP latex. Comes sanded and undsanded, and easy to texture further with a scrub brush or whatever. We did some pretty major "modeling" to fill in the gaps where they had been a fire extinguisher box - used a concrete garden paver for the base of the alcove that was left. Buttered it with stucco patch, couple of layers of fill (it shrinks) to get the surface level. Finished just in time to be painted and it doesn't look like a repair.
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