Re: how to smooth out hollow tile concrete block interior walls that are already pain
There's no magical way to get smooth walls on your tile blocks without some mess and effort. Ordinary drywall compounds don't really have the ability to fill the grooves in the block. If it has many evenly-spaced grooves, they were for the plaster to grab on to. The only real and lasting job involves plastering with three coats. If you'd be willing to settle for a float finish (sandy-textured like stucco) it could be done in two coats, but as you understand it's days of work and mess. But it will last a lifetime and be smooth and paintable once cured. A method requiring a smaller set of skills would be to fasten furring strips and apply regular drywall, and tape the seams. This will not really take any less time than plastering, but conceivably more DIY-friendly.
Last edited by Sombreuil_mongrel; 03-15-2010 at 08:11 PM.
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