Repairing Cracks And Painting Ext. Block Walls - General DIY Discussions - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Forum > General DIY Discussions


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-12-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

Repairing cracks and painting ext. block walls

I have a block house that was built in 1978. It seems to have a white textured finish on it. On the front of the house, you can hardly see the block grout lines.

I need to paint the house. A few questions:
1. Best method to repair cracks in grout lines. Approx. 1/16-1/8 wide. I've heard to use a caulk, but have also heard to use morter.
2. What method can be used to re texture an area that has been repaired?
The surface texture, almost looks like a light "interior popcorn" finish.
3. What type paint is recommended? Oil, latex, acrylic? etc???
4. I will pressure wash, before painting, but need a recommendation for a primer, if needed. I'm not sure if the white coating on the blocks is paint or the white colored coating, that was applied to cover the grout joints.

Any help on this would be appreciated.


over60pirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 02:38 PM   #2
Bud Cline's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,705
Rewards Points: 558

Same post as:
Troweled finish over painted block


Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
painting old cob walls gricean Painting 5 11-26-2009 07:22 AM
repairing large cracks in paint joefromcal Painting 3 05-21-2009 09:08 AM
Repairing the wood for painting bofusmosby Painting 4 06-16-2007 11:55 PM
Hairline Cracks after painting parasailing Painting 8 07-23-2006 11:47 PM
Novice: Painting lighter colour over darker psd99 Painting 5 01-18-2006 08:24 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1