1

I'd like to paint our cinder block wall but wanted to smooth the surface first. What are my options besides installing sheetrock on a wall?

2 Answers 2

1

To get a smooth surface you'll need to either use plasterboard (or sheetrock) or plaster (mud? in the US).

Both are DIY jobs, but you need a lot of practice to get a good finish with plaster.

2
  • can i use compound (joint compound) or does it have to be plaster?
    – Vitalik
    Apr 1, 2011 at 11:23
  • @Vitalik - I wouldn't like to say without knowing more about the compound. It might also be a more expensive option.
    – ChrisF
    Apr 1, 2011 at 11:35
1

You could use an epoxy coating (similar to what you use on a garage floor) - they are thick enough to give a smooth coat on cinder block. You would need to first morter/plaster the seams to get them smooth. There are also concrete compounds intended for use on vertical structures (see concretenetwork.com for examples) - that can give a very nice appearance.

Plaster or sheetrock would be quite a bit less expensive though.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.