I had a finished basement until recently. We had water damage so th
basement has been gutted and the water problems fixed. I do not want t
replace the walls with sheetrock. I would prefer to smooth out th
cinder block wall and paint it. Can anyone suggest what I need to do
If the basement is dry, and will stay dry:
One option would be to coat the cinder block with a thin layer of drywall
mud and sand smooth. The finished appearence would be exactly the same as
If the basement is wet, or may become wet:
Another option would be to apply a layer of mortar to the wall and hard
trowel it. Add pigment to the mortar to colour the wall. For an example of
the finished product take a look at this floor:
Hope this helps,
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