Cinderblock wall options

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ModlrMike
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Cinderblock wall options

Post by ModlrMike » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:29 pm

Good day,

I have a space that has a large painted cinder block wall on one side. I would like to cover it, to make the space look less industrial. I've looked around an seen that I can use furring strips and then drywall. I've also seen that you can glue drywall against the block. I'm looking for something simpler, and perhaps less expensive. Something like a cement or stucco type application. Any suggestions?

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A. Spruce
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Re: Cinderblock wall options

Post by A. Spruce » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:42 pm

You can skim coat the block and have a flat surface, or go full on stucco finish, your choice. I'm not a stucco/plaster guy, so I can't say how easy this would be, but probably cheaper and easier than doing drywall.
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Re: Cinderblock wall options

Post by Clarence » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:07 pm

Being the existing wall has been painted you would have to use metal lath to apply a Stucco finish this would be a very high cost compared to drywall.
You may want to look at the STO Corp. synthetic stucco bases & finishes.
Look for STO RFP Base it is a synthetic base that can be applied over the paint " make sure the paint is load bearing"
Than apply a STO finish you can select the color & texture that you want.

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