To stucco a cinder block wall, apply a concrete bonding agent, apply scratch layer of stucco and then add a finishing coat of stucco, allowing 36 to 48 hours for curing between each layer. While the stucco is drying, mist the surface periodically to keep it moist during the hardening period.Know More
To apply stucco to an existing cinder block wall:
Brush a concrete bonding agent to the concrete and allow it to completely dry.
Apply one-quarter inch of stucco and allow to slightly harden, misting periodically to keep surface moist. When this first coating is slightly hardened, scratch to a one-eighth inch layer and allow to dry for 36 to 48 hours.
Once the first coat is fully dry, apply the finishing coat. This top coat can be up to one-quarter inch in thickness and can be finished to desired texture. Misting periodically, allow to dry for 36 to 48 hours.
Soundproof a wall by adding another layer of drywall to the existing wall. Gather enough drywall to cover the wall, hat channels cut to the length of the wall, and insulation. Drywall screws, drywall mud, a putty knife and a drill are also needed to complete the job.Full Answer >
Install tile on a wall by choosing the pattern, laying out the area for tile, and installing and grouting the tile. If applying tile over new drywall, there is no need to tape or finish the wall first.Full Answer >
A partition wall is a non-load-bearing wall that divides any interior space. Partition walls include static walls built onto the existing framed walls in the space or moveable features that slide on rails or roll on casters.Full Answer >
If a butcher block countertop is in need of refinishing, first clean any food residue and grease from the countertop, and then carefully scrape its surface to remove any nicks and scratches. This Old House recommends using a high-quality, sharp paint drag-scraper. Drag the drag-scraper toward you rather than using a planing motion pushing it forward to avoid splitting the wood at the ends of the butcher block.Full Answer >