My house (built 1914) has the original fiber cement shingles in good, solid condition with at least two coats of paint on them. My only problem: I hate them.
I have three questions: first, can I surface bond cement (SBC) over them similar to a stucco after I first strip the paint with a power washer or should I use a bonding agent over the old paint? Secondly, should I use either galvanized poultry netting or EIFS fiberglass netting over them? Lastly, can I use a product like Quikrete's one coat stucco or should I stick with the SBC with an acrylic fortifer mixed in? The SBC is a little more money, but I have experience with it and really like the way it finishes.
I know it's asking alot, but since I struck on this idea, I'm liking it more and more especially since I much prefer working with concrete and mortar's versus other fields.