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Old 06-30-2019, 06:08 PM   #1
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client has a closed in garage .

one walls is still original. its about 6 feet x 8 feet high .
is painted rough stucco .
they want it smooth
i`ve used both materials , but no really an expert at either .
definitely used joint compound much more , and can get things smooth.
i`ve used one- coat , but its been a while , and if i remember you can keep working it , and sponge it as it hards and get it smooth also
what you use? one-coat , or joint compound ?
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:08 PM   #2
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can you just sheet the area with, drywall, plywood, siding, etc?

seems like the labor savings would be worth it.

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Use 1.5" fur strips every 16 inches and scribe/shim them so the wall is flat then hang drywall on them.


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Can you remove the stucco and start fresh? 6x8 is a pretty small area to demo.
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no to all those

can`t fur it out , they don`t want me to bring it out that much

can`t remove the stucco, its a block wall.
i probably could tapcon drywall right to the stucco ,sounds weird , but i`ve done it before.

i might just give them no choice ( they`re pretty understanding if i tell the its the best way)
but then i might as well fur and drywall it !!

so i`m arguing to myself now !!
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Mortar 3/16 or 3/8 Kerdi board to the wall. Skim and paint.

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Just finished it.
Used construction adhesive and tapcons.
On my second coat.
Worked fine.
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Just finished it.
Used construction adhesive and tapcons.
On my second coat.
Worked fine.
With what board?
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1/2 inch greenboard , on the stucco
used construction adhesive, and tapcons .
then 2 so-minute coats , and a 45 minute coat .
i`ll check it in the morning before i put the base molding on.
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This isnt below grade is it?
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The party wall (block wall between two row homes) in many of my rentals is plaster applied directly to the block. Many of these develop a hairline crack that follows the mortar joints of the block. I have tried repairing these multiple times, and the cracks always come back.

One of the drywall guys I use suggested using sheets of drywall that are attached to the existing wall with construction adhesive and 1 inch masonry nails. It works like a charm!!!

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This isnt below grade is it?

no , not below grade
miami garage .
it was a garage that was turned into a bedroom , and office
but for some reason one wall was never finished .
i have done it this way before ,
i`m not gonna say i have gone back , and checked ones i`ve done before
but it seems to work good
they didn`t want me to fur it out . i told them i would fur it out , and and electric on the wall , since they are gonna have it as an office , but they said no , they didn`t want to close it in that much.
hey , give them suggestions , but then do as your told .
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You can use mesh tape on the mortar lines.


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Without seeing it, I may have done smooth stucco over the top with SBC. In and out in an hour or less.

Most times, the best approach plays to your strengths, or at least avoids weaknesses.
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You can get a 5" wet concrete polisher and make that stucco as smooth as finish as Granite if they want. Since it's a wall, I'd image they just want it to be smooth not necessarily polished. The same tool could accomplish that.

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