One store clerk told me to nail on the mesh, using one-inch concrete nails. Do I drive these nails into the brick itself or into the mortar joints.
I'm also wondering how necessary it is to use the wire mesh. Other people have told me that the parging (stucco) will adere quite well if I use a bonding agent.
For the parging itself, I plan to use Type S masonry cement, with some airfloated clay as a plasticizer.
Ted Fairhurst Toronto