I live in Mumbai (India) where clay brick walls are reinforced with concrete. On the interior part of these walls (inside the house), some layers of plaster followed by a layer of oil paint or any other paint is applied. Having read somewhere that these paints are toxic, I wonder whether I can use cement/concrete as a coating for the interior part of the wall. Maybe I will apply a thick layer of white cement with some color pigment.
Generally, people paint walls with oil paint after applying 2-3 layers of plaster (Plaster of Paris) and Distemper.
If yes then, some of my concerns are:
- Durability: will it scrape off in few years like plaster due to water erosion etc?
- Health and safety: is it toxic?
- Time needed for the cement to settle.
Feel free to add more to this list, if you have any.