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Old 12-19-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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Paint or stain basement wall for wine cellar


My two outside walls of my future wine cellar are poured cement.
They have pock marks and remnants of the steel posts still stuck in them.

Any suggestions on what I can do to fill and smooth the holes?

I wanted to paint or stain the walls. Something that looks like stone?

No water issues, just want the color to be good.
The rest of the walls will be finished in cedar boards.

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Old 12-20-2011, 05:53 AM   #2
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Any reason not to put up studs and a new wall?
It also might be possible to use cement and skim smoother.
It might be also possible to faux it, depending if its a surface that could be worked with- A pic would help

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Old 12-20-2011, 07:50 AM   #3
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I'm not a mason, but you can use masonry products such as Matcrete to create any type of look you desire. You would skim on a cement type product onto your walls and use mats with designs in them to create a faux stone look or just about any kind of look you want. You apply a colorant(s) to the wet cement to get your color. You would be amazed at what you can create. Of course, it may not be a DIY-friendly project, but, with some help, you could do a lot of the work yourself.

Go to matcrete.com or, mattcrete.com for some pics.......most are of patio projects but I've seen it done successfully in a wine cellar setting.......actually making block walls look like stones in a cave.

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Want it to look like stone, then just use Faux stone, it will look and feel like real stone. There's hundreds of differant companys and styles, and not that hard to install.
Just do a key word seach on Faux stone or stone veneer.
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Want it to look like stone, then just use Faux stone, it will look and feel like real stone. There's hundreds of differant companys and styles, and not that hard to install.
Just do a key word seach on Faux stone or stone veneer.
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I actually want it smooth and flat.
I will be mounting my wine racks on the wall.

No studs and sheet rock.
I want the coolness of the wall to keep the room cool!

I was thinking stain or something on the walls for color.

But I do need to patch the pock marks from pouring the wall.

I need a photo.
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Then why not use Dri-Loc? You could even get it tinted. It's made for coating masonry and water proofing it. It bonds to the wall.
Any pot marks need to be filled with hydrolic cement before coating.
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Some photos of the wall.
The pock marks on the wall are the left over steel studs from the pouring.
Do I need to dig the steel out? Or just cement over them?



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Old 12-22-2011, 09:16 PM   #9
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If there not sticking out past the face then just fill them with hydrolic cement, Lowes and Home Depot carry it in the Masonry dept.
If they stick out to far just grind them off with a 4-1/2" right angle grinder with a metal cutting disk.


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