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Old 09-14-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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Drywall mud on old painted block wall?

I am repainting my grandsons room and took down the paneling that was on the walls. the block wall under has a good coat of paint but looks like crap.

I want to know if i can smooth out the wall with drywall plaster OR Westpac Redline wall texture?
Which is best to use or can I use either? (plaster is cheaper but i do have enough redline to do both walls if need be)
Will either fall off later?
Will the grout seams cause eitherr to fall out later since its a 1/8" think layer of plaster to fill them in?
Will mositure from outside be a issue (though the wall is 50+ years old and painted both sides,
Will I ever play the piano again? (sorry couldnt resist the soap opera-ish questioning)

Never done this and wondering if I should even try with either.
Wife doesnt want drywall so i have to plaster or leave it untouched (ick) and paint.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 09-17-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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you can try that but no guaruntees , i would fur and then rock over ... this will also let you put some insulation while your at it.


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Old 09-17-2010, 08:54 PM   #3
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pretty sure mud needs something with a little bite to stick to.
you could probably do it like they do stucco, then just smooth it, but I'll give another vote for sticks and sheets
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