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    How would you trim this gap?

    I took a wall down, built an island, and put a row of uppers adjacent to the wall. The wall is not straight. The panels were fixed width so I couldn't scribe. Even if I did scribe perfectly, I'd still want a piece of trim. I'm thinking a piece of screen molding but then not sure how to...
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    planks on stairs, glue and expansion?

    I have some cork planks that I'm putting on some stairs. I've read some conflicting things in various places. 1) Glue down or float? I've read that if planks are on stairs, they need to be glued down. However some molding mfgs have instructions for installing stair nosing on glued or...
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    How would you refinish this concrete wall?

    I started chipping off what is there and sure seems to be like joint compound. I can dig my nail into it. I may just fill the crack with crack filler, clean it the area where I removed material and patch it with stucco patch
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    How would you refinish this concrete wall?

    Elsewhere flex seal has been recomended to me, but I thought it may feel to rubbery. I'll check out options for basement wall paint though, thanks
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    How would you refinish this concrete wall?

    Thanks. I'm know very little when it comes to cement products so bear with me. Got it on chipping all the crap off. But once I prep the surface. . "Paint the areas with a cement mix". Do you mean mix up some cement and paint it on? Like just apply a layer of cement? I assume not with a...
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    How would you refinish this concrete wall?

    Yeah you can see the window in picture #2. But basically this wall is half above grade, half under
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    How would you refinish this concrete wall?

    Is there anyway to drywall over without adding a ton of width? The steps are too narrow to add framing to that side
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    How would you refinish this concrete wall?

    It's an exterior concrete foundation with another layer of brick on the exterior. I wouldn't say it gets a ton of moisture but I just assume that evervences is just the nature of the wall
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    How would you refinish this concrete wall?

    I'm refinishing these basement steps. Need to figure out wall treatment. I'm sure if I use paint or some other direct-to-wall finish, it will meet the same fate as what is on there. I'm considering some sort of paneling but not sure about how I would secure to wall, how I would handle...
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