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lynnmarie

09:59PM | 07/30/01
Member Since: 07/30/01
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I have a room that has one brick wall and 3 osb painted walls (which we detest). I would like to do something/anything to these 3 other walls to have some uniformity in the room....so I bought some mortar mix and spanish rock. Is it possible to put the mortar mix directly on the walls or should I seal it or remove the osb altogether?

WallyV

07:01AM | 08/03/01
Member Since: 01/16/01
71 lifetime posts
I'm not sure if osb needs a sealer, but I do know you'll probably need to fasten some wire mesh to the osb to 'anchor' the mortar to the wall.

W Joe

07:22AM | 09/23/01
Member Since: 09/22/01
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I just completed a similar project and most manufactruers of the cultured stone recommend a vapor barrier such as tar paper. You then attach a metal lath with galv nails to the wall/OSB preferably fastening into the studs. A scratch coat of motar is applied and allowed to dry for 24hrs. Then the rock mortered onto the wall.
You'll be pleased with the results.
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