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How to cover up a painted cinder block wall that transitions with drywall

How to cover up a painted cinder block wall that transitions with drywall


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Old 09-17-22, 07:14 PM
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Question How to cover up a painted cinder block wall that transitions with drywall

Bathroom wall next to the shower, I'd like to be able to finish like the rest of the bathroom. Two walls:
1. Space between the tile of the shower that is half cinder block half drywall.
2. Space above the tile in the shower that is painted cinder block.

Whats the best way to cover up the cinder block for a finished look?



 
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Old 09-18-22, 10:29 AM
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There are some thin, prefinished panels you can glue to the wall. It would be a different look but I think it's debatable it it's more "finished" look than what you have now. Everything else I can think of won't work well with the transition to your shower because of the thickness. Even gluing up sheetrock without furring the wall is still going to make the transition to the shower odd.
 
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Old 09-18-22, 11:06 AM
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Personally for a partial interior block wall I think it looks good.
 
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Old 03-15-23, 08:25 PM
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what did you end up doing on your wall?

Hi, what did you end up doing on your wall? I want to cover my cinderblock walls and they are also painted. I am thinking of using mortar to at least fill in the grooves. Thanks for sharing!
 
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Old 03-16-23, 11:57 AM
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I did not reply to the OP but if I had I think I might have said this. Get some FibaFuse in 36" wide roll. You can buy it at HomeDepot but you might have to order it. Get FibaFuse which is a scrim mat not a woven fabric. Spread over the whole area with joint compound. Personally, I think in such close proximity to the shower I would use a setting type joint compound but not DuraBond if you think you might have to sand. It is not water proof but is more water resistant. Get it level and get the joints filled. Maybe you can do this in one coat but I think the joints might telegraph. Embed the FibaFuse in the mud before it sets or dries if you use ready mixed mud and smooth it in with your trowel. If it looks good enough you can paint it and if not or if the joints show through give it another coat of mud only and smooth it down. I think the very worst that will happen is maybe, just maybe a crack at the joint of the drywall and block. You might help prevent this my making sure that joint is in the middle of a sheet of the FibaFuse. This does not add much thickness to the walls and will leave you with a nice finish. You might have to sand a bit. You can texture it if there is texture on the rest of the bathroom. Paint with a good water resistant bathroom paint.
 
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Old 03-16-23, 03:15 PM
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mikeyhayes The op hasn't been back since he posted his question 7 months ago so don't hold your breath waiting for an answer from him.
 
 

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