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Hello. I just had a quick question. Can you apply stone vaneer directly to painted concrete block? If you can't, how do you prepare the painted concrete block?
 

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A stone veneer would be full depth (3.5 inches) which would not require any change to the block.

If your asking about cultured stone or some other lick and stick product, then it is similar to stucco and you would probably be best to start with wire mesh and scratch coat that and then apply the stone.

If you can't tell the difference then your probably better off letting a mason complete the project. If your mason doesn't know the difference, get a new mason.
 

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Can you apply stone vaneer directly to painted concrete block? If you can't, how do you prepare the painted concrete block?
Sandblast it then use modified thinset mortar.:thumbup:
 

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Hello. I just had a quick question. Can you apply stone vaneer directly to painted concrete block? If you can't, how do you prepare the painted concrete block?
You put "stone masonry" as your trade .... changed that to wannabe mason and go to a DIY site, this site is for Contractors only :censored:
 

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Thanks guys!!

You guys are brutal!! Look, my husband works for a contractor, but he also does all of his rock work. He has recently branched out on his own, which has been his goal for a long time and recently bid on a 800 square foot rock job, and he just wanted to know the best way to apply veneer to painted concrete block, that's all. I know I accidentally spelled veneer wrong last time. Anyway, he has no idea I am on this site, but I thought it would be nice to try and find out some answers for him. By the way, I did go to the DIY site first, but I got one response that I wasn't satisfied with. Well, thanks for the responses, and I promise I will leave you guys alone. God bless.
 

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You guys are brutal!! Look, my husband works for a contractor, but he also does all of his rock work. He has recently branched out on his own, which has been his goal for a long time and recently bid on a 800 square foot rock job, and he just wanted to know the best way to apply veneer to painted concrete block, that's all. I know I accidentally spelled veneer wrong last time. Anyway, he has no idea I am on this site, but I thought it would be nice to try and find out some answers for him. By the way, I did go to the DIY site first, but I got one response that I wasn't satisfied with. Well, thanks for the responses, and I promise I will leave you guys alone. God bless.
A little introduction helps. It's obvious that you're not a stone mason, but now you've established some creditability. You must understand it is not the intent of anybody here to underscore a local contractor by answering homeowner questions. Usually they're shopping prices. As a result homeowners are scorned here for the most part.
You can go to www.eldoradostone.com or www.culturedstone.com for installation procedures for phony stone. They recommend sandblasting paint or using lath. I've gone over it after simply scoring it a bit, but only on my own house due to warranty issues. Any more questions on masonry should be addressed in the masonry thread. Like I said qualify yourself first or you'll simply get beat up again. These guys here are comparatively nice...:eek: Just take it with a grain of salt.
 

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These guys here are comparatively nice...
HEY!!!!! Don't go pouring water on my disposition. I'm not all that nice all the time.:no:

Especially when it comes to imposters and stupid statements that get made here from time to time.:)
 
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