Repairs must be reserved for things that are major rather than minor.

Keep in mind stucco repairs are not a substitute for a complete restucco when the time comes. Repairs must be reserved for things that are major rather than minor (such as small chips and cracks, etc.), and only in a few locations (3-4), since matching is such a challenge. We cannot successfully "patch" numerous areas around the house. These are signs that the stucco is aging and ready for a complete restucco.