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Grind or rerender?

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by Eeeek, 4 Aug 2019.

  1. Eeeek

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    Hi everyone, amateur DIYer here looking for a little advice. This is our neighbour's shed which backs onto our garden. I can only assume the previous owners here must have rendered it themselves as there is half a bag of now rock hard cement in our garden.

    Do I re-render or can the unlevelness be ground out? What is the best disc to use if so? As you can see I have attempted to grind it but it didn't do much.

    For context, I plan on painting it and making it into a massive chalkboard for my kids.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. blup

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    If it's for a chalkboard probably best to render it smooth...

    Caveat, the photo does not appear to have been uploaded.

    Blup
     
  3. Eeeek

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    Thanks Blup tried again so photos now included!
     
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    I presume you have your neighbour's permission to both work on it, and use it as a chalkboard afterwards?
     
  5. geraldthehamster

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    Is it some kind of party wall, or does it belong to your neighbour? If the latter, you can't do anything to it as it's not yours.
     
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    What about fixing a big board onto it?
     
  8. dannymassive

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    If you're going to use the black chalk board paint for your kids, surely you'd be better off battoning it out and using a marine grade ply to board it? End result after a few coats of paint would be much smoother than render and save you a fair bit of hastle. If it turns out that the wall isn't yours, simply use fence posts and some 3x2 to affix the ply to?
     
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  9. Eeeek

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    Thanks everyone, all sorted!
     
  10. dannymassive

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    What did you decide to do?
     
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