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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Kansas City area

    Smile Brick facing, handmade rock or skimcoat?

    I have a this old ROCK house - basic 1920's bungalow w/rock exterior walls. We want to eventually resell the house but updating w/a very tight budget, I'm resourceful so that's ok - period reno's wd b nice & costly but resale value is key. Redoing the tiny kitchen. Stripping the cbnt.framing revealed it's pine w/plywood doors(omg),whereas the rest of the house is oaktrim. The adjoining family room has pine paneling that's in great shape so matching the pine is the best solution to mix of woods; strip the paint off the cabinet framing, then we'll buy new doors. The adjoining wall that's the fam room is an addition so it's solid rock -so can't do that much demo! Using camel-colored glass mosaic tile sheets I bought dirt cheap as the backsplash(same as DNrm paint color) and the wall opposite the cabinets is ext. wall (covered w/fake tile sheet). I want to cover it and to keep w/house style. I don't want to rip it off bc it's solid, in good shape & level to adhere any substrate to.
    Last edited by tfrenos; 12-14-2011 at 07:41 PM. Reason: problem solved

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Default Re: Brick facing, handmade rock or skimcoat?

    skim coat is the way to go

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