Can I render one side of a breeze block wall?

Postby pipedream72 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:37 am

Hi folks, decades ago my neighbour built an ugly breeze block wall between my back garden and hers. I think the blocks are the high density type that have the rough grainy texture.

I've considered painting them to make them look a bit more attractive but think it would be nicer to put a rough render over them. So....

1. Is it possible to render breeze blocks?
2. Would I need to prepare the existing surface in some way?
3. Since I'll only be rendering my side of the wall, is there a danger that damp getting in the other side will end up blowing all the render off, and can I mitigate this in some way?
4. What mix should I use?
5. Any advice on technique? Can I just get one of those rectangular plastering trowels and just slap it on?

Cheers for any advice....

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Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:28 pm

Stick with painting - you can always touch it up when it comes off.
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