Houses that sit up high from the Street are great! Quieter. Better territorial views. But what about those ugly retaining walls? Can’t say this was an original idea. We saw about the same color across the street and decided to prime and paint it. Came out pretty darned good.
The five gallon primer product sold over at Lowe’s is on sale for $14.00 down from $50.00! Someone bought out the product, and will be changing the name. So everything on the shelves is more than 75% off! So go get at those retaining walls and Beautify Seattle!
We used a deep mud green that blends with the dirt and plantings. The house really stands out much better. One of those Green Lake Charmers coming soon for about $630,000. Lots of Green Lake homes have these retaining walls. It only took us about 2 1/2 hours to both paint and prime. It took less than a gallon of paint, once it was primed and the primer was dry enough at one end by the time we finished, so we could get it all primed and painted in one day.
We had a beautiful, sunny, spring-like day in Seattle today. But I hope it dried before the rains came or we will have beautified Seattle’s pavements :0