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quitenobob

04:24AM | 10/03/03
Member Since: 10/02/03
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We are building our house here in Panama, we have smooth finished (uncured and unpainted) concrete walls. Can I use all purpose joint compound to texture these walls? Any preparation to the walls first?

The walls will be painted both sides and are all above ground.

Thank you and if you have any questions about concrete construction here in the tropics, let me know....

Bob


Glenn Good

07:16AM | 10/04/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
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You can use joint compound but you should paint the wall first using a good quality primer made for use over bare concrete.

Depending on the texture you are trying to achieve, you may find that a synthetic stucco will work better and resist moisture better. STO and Dryvit are two manufacturers I would recommend if they are available to you. These products are designed for use over masonry.

Glenn www.consultationdirect.com

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