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Finishing an old adobe wall.

We have an old house in northern Utah and some of the walls are 100+ year old adobe. We have repaired all of the damage to the wall and are ready to cover it up.

On the exterior we want to put vinyl siding over the adobe and have a few questions:

  • Is putting a 1” layer of foam board insulation in a good idea? What about a tyvec wrap?
  • What is the best way to nail or screw to the adobe? Originally it had old asbestos shingle siding, we took it off but left most of the nailer boards in place, they seem to be nailed to the adobe and still pretty tight, but we need more nailer boards.

On the interior we were thinking of putting a layer of sheetrock over the old walls, the adobe is ok on the interior, but the plaster is coming off in a lot of places, and the walls have about 4 layers of anchient wall paper. Sheetrock seems like a simple solution, any advice?

We also want to leave some of the interior abode exposed in protected locations and were thinking to just limewash it. Will this work?

Any comments/suggestions will be welcome.



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