Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

skim coating block basement walls


keithi's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 8

02-02-06, 07:33 PM   #1  
skim coating block basement walls

I am considering plastering over the block walls in my basement den. They currently have been drylocked and show no signs of mildew or infiltration. Can I skim coat plaster over the block, or should I attach metal lath first, or is neither idea possible, leaving drywall and framing as the only solution? I do not need any extra outlets, etc.

 
Sponsored Links
coops28's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,752
KS

02-03-06, 01:48 PM   #2  
There is a product made especially for this purpose. Can't remember what it is called but you can find it at home depot in the concrete section. It is portland cement with fiberglass in it. Or you can definitley use plaster. You may have to use a bonding agent first since you have primed it.

 
Concretemasonry's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 6,125
MN

02-03-06, 03:49 PM   #3  
skim coating block basement walls

The product coops28 mentioned was originally called "Block Bond" and was developed in cooperation with Owens Corning. It was approved and accepted by many model building codes.

It is now available under other names and the original name may still exist. Conproco(?) is one name. You could search looking for "surface bonding" or something similar.

A latex bond enhancer is always a good investment to avoid future problems.

Dick

 
keithi's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 8

02-03-06, 08:20 PM   #4  
Skim coat basement walls

Thanks for the info about the special product. I will check it out at our local Home Depot.

 
Search this Thread