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    Default Plaster or Render a block wall??

    i have a bathroom i am stripping and redoing, it has block walls, the tiles will only go half way up the walls outside the shower recess, leaving the blocks with mortar lines etc..
    i want to have the walls flat without these mortar lines in the blocks, i will grind the paint off the walls and what should i do after this? render or plaster the walls before painting them??

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    Is it purely $$ stopping you from tiling to the ceiling?

    Plasterboard (assuming that's what you mean by plaster?) will be 10 mm thick so will probably need some sort of a bead to cover the transition from tile to plaster. Use water-resistant.

    Rendering, if done well, should also look good

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3nov8or View Post
    Is it purely $$ stopping you from tiling to the ceiling?

    Plasterboard (assuming that's what you mean by plaster?) will be 10 mm thick so will probably need some sort of a bead to cover the transition from tile to plaster. Use water-resistant.

    Rendering, if done well, should also look good
    the Mrs dont want it up the wall to ceiling, reckons gonna cost too much.
    and i mean wet plastering not gyprock.

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    Ok. If you want a totally smooth finish, skim plaster. Rendering will have options for a few textured finishes, and will probably hide more imperfections. Either will require an expert to get a great finish

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    If it's only the wall above the tiles in a bathroom, you are talking bugger all m2.
    I would try my hand at acrylic cement render. It's not rocket science.
    If you are doing the tiling, render is easier than tiling in my view. I've tackled some sand and cement rendering, yet wouldn't touch tiling with a barge pole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    If you are doing the tiling, render is easier than tiling in my view. I've tackled some sand and cement rendering, yet wouldn't touch tiling with a barge pole.
    gee im the other way around to date, rendering i have tried just falls straight off the wall the moment i put it on.

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    Yes, mostly due to wrong sand, and wrong mix.
    Acrylic render out of a bag is much easier than sand and cement render.
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