In a past blog (see archives) we did a piece on painting your block fence as a way to add color and pizazz to your yard. Paint can make an ordinary cement or tan colored block fence pop; it’s amazing what a little color can do.
Michelle, a client (and now very good friend) took it a step further after she bought her new Tukee home. She loved the idea of bold color but first added texture by applying stucco to the wall followed by her rich color. Her entire wall cost around $500 to resurface and paint. She thought of doing it all herself but adding texture can be tricky so she opted to hire out the application. Work like this is charged by the linear foot.
After the stucco was applied and cured, she needed about 5 gallons of exterior stucco paint which cost around $100. Keep in mind, her yard is a little smaller than the average 7,000 square foot lot (just shy of 5,000) so a larger yard/more fence will obviously run you more. Michelle painted it herself with a high density paint roller that’s specifically designed for highly textured surfaces. She admits the painting was a lot of work and would be easier with a paint sprayer but if you use one of those it’s a trade off because they can make a mess. I know that from personal experience when my nephew painted our block wall.
Check out Michelle’s before and after photos; her backyard was literally transformed. Thanks for the tip, Michelle!