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Uncovered gray brick wall after removing a bulging cement and plaster wall. Want to expose entire wall.

Hi all;

I'm an apartment renter for 23 years in Manhattan who has permission to finish tearing down the old cement and plaster wall that had a pronounced bulge. The cement and plaster is about 1/2" thick and came off the wall easily around the 3 foot diameter bulge. Im a photographer and I could use this wall when painted as a cool background. I have access to a rotary hammer and chisel in order to get the rest of the plaster and cement off in quick fashion. The structure behind is a brick wall--mostly gray construction bricks. They are kind of ugly, so I plan to clean the bricks up, grind off excess cement and paint.

I was hoping for some advice when it comes to the border/corner areas of the wall. The corners of the wall have some mesh wire that the concrete adheres to, so I dont want to break off the cement in these areas--it would end up geting ugly.

 I was thinking about putting up some kind of molding or corner bead that would add a nice finishing touch. Although some might say to leave it rough, I was thinking of a more "slick" look.

 

Open to suggestions and thanks in advance.

 

Gary

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