Applying mortar to cinderblocks
I am interested in updating an exterior cinderblock wall by giving it a smooth surface. Something like you might see in mediterranean, or some adobe, construction. Although kind of old (built in 1955, or so), the wall is in very good shape structurally. Water seepage and cleanliness are not current problems. The main problem is that the block is PINK and very, therefore, dated; also, it has never been painted. I expect to paint the finished project.
The current surface looks fairly porous, so I'm thinking that some sort of mortar would work. Any specific suggestions from experienced persons would be greatly appreciated.
I should add that I have construction experience in multiple phases of constuction including concrete flat-work and tile. It's just that this type of remodeling project is new to me, but I'm willing to tackle most things.
Thanks very much,