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12:51AM | 12/16/13

Our home is solid with split-face block on the outside and interior they had cement walls, which they pored compound over and brush it down. So the walls are uneven and sharp in many places.

Most of our interior walls looked like this;

So a few years ago I started to compound the walls with drywall mud. We are redoing our children's room for Christmas and the walls are uneven. They have uneven spots from where the concrete was more jagged than the other parts. The room is a lot smoother, but with the type of paint we are placing on the walls, you will see every uneven line still showing. A. should we plaster the walls 2. keep going over them with more drywall compound or c. put wallpaper up which can be painted on?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

David, Moderator

11:33PM | 12/17/13
Member Since: 11/15/13
264 lifetime posts
I tried taking a look at your pictures but the page didn't come up.
If you are happy with the results using drywall compound then I would continue with it.
I would recommend using dura bond powder drywall compound for the areas that need a thicker coat. This compound dries much harder and holds up better. It is available in 20, 45 and 45 min time sets. In-between coats, knock down any ridges with a drywall blade
Once you have the rough areas coated, skim over with regular drywall compound which is much easier to sand.
Hope this helps you out
David : bobvila moderator

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