How do I prevent condensation in our brick/clay block/cement plaster home?
We bought a foreclosure home, which is constructed of brick exterior, clay block interior wall which is covered with a layer of cement plaster. No one was able to afford the utilities on this home since there is no insulation, or the ability to insulate, without altering the unique interior design. We repainted (2 coats) with ceramic microbeads, which cut the heating utilities from $600/mo to under $300/mo. But in the process, we have created a condensation problem. To reduce the temperature contrast between the interior and exterior surfaces, we repeated the 2-coat microbeads paint process on the outside of the house. Still having condensation issues, for if we even hang a picture on the wall, it builds condensation behind it. We are running out of ideas for correcting the problem. Any ideas anyone?
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