Interior block walls

I want to finish my interior basement walls. I would like to not see the mortar joints, so I need something thick I think. a paint store suggested Perma-Crete Pitt-Flex, but really didn’t have any information on its application. The walls have been painted with a latex enamel semi-gloss paint.

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Can lake seawalls be painted to prevent moss buildup?

My wall is about 5 years old, but this year the moss grew into the surface of the concrete block in some places. I know I can kill the moss and prepare the block for painting with pressure washing. What type of primer and sealant should be used to prevent

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Exterior block prep and painting

I have started preparing my 70 year old block wall home and as I’m pressure washing, I am finding that the block under the paint seems rather damaged and most is white when the paint comes off. Is that the efforvesences you wrote about? I believe what may have happened,

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Exterior stucco painting

1923 stucco home in South Florida. We have gotten several bids and the process and products are all different as well as a huge difference in price, ($6900- $33,000)- 3200 sq ft house with detached garage)…  from spraying SW Duration, to applying a sealer/ spraying and back rolling one coat

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Conflex xl question

Thank you for the response. Just to verify. The stucco finish is even and all uniform because we did a full color coat. When I say even and uniform I mean the finish is the exact same. What is different is….we did some stucco repairs on the bottom half of

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Shermin Williams SuperPaint or Conflex

I am thinking to paint my stucco house in Sacramento, California area and received proposals: One will use Sherwin Williams Super Paint, and the other one will use Sherwin Williams Conflex. I am not sure what are the main difference between these two paints? Your opinion or advice is greatly appreciated! Robin

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Elastomeric Paint and heavy rain and freezing temps

We have a fairly new mountain home that, because of fire danger (it is located in the San Bernardino mountains in southern California), is concrete and steel construction.  The exterior finish is Santa Barbara style stucco.  The south side of the building gets pounded by rain and when the temperature

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Painting cracked stucco.

Please give a step by step plan to repair a ton of cracks and paint for a stucco house (14 yrs.) never been painted before. I don’t know if it needs to be cleaned and if it needs primer etc. I see elastomeric paint is best. I spoke to a painter,

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Addressing rust spots on a stucco home

I own a home in San Francisco whose stucco is showing random rust spots. At first I thought that the stucco was not thick enough and/or the lath or fasteners were not of the proper type but now I am more inclined to believe that iron specs contaminated the sand

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