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what 2 use on cement board as a thin coat? I am not going 2 put tile on just want a textured cement look?

I've put up my cement board walls now not sure what 2 use on it as a thin coat? I am not going 2 put tile on just want a textured cement look. Also is there a metalic type paint I can use on cement? I'm looking for options in my new shower area. There is a wax or plastic also that looks like it was a type of tile adhesive that I don't know how to get off before I stain or paint the concrete. Any suggestions on how to get it off? Can I use spray paint on the concrete in a shower area? Thank you

Answer:

If water is going to be drenching it constantly it will peel.
May 11, 2017
Cement backer board is okay but probably a bit of over kill for most applications since the backsplash really doesn't get wet in most kitchens. In our last house the tile was applied to common drywall and worked just fine for the 25 years we lived in the house. Our current house has green drywall board which is more moisture resistant than common drywall but is not waterproof like cement board.
May 11, 2017

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