Need help with wall behind brick planter box attached to house

Karla Woodward
by Karla Woodward
Brick flower bed was removed from house what can we do to the wall ? Bricks were never on it. can it be painted? I know thin veneer brick would be great but are expensive.
The retaining bricks hafe also been removed. It looks bad. Help.
  6 answers
  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 25, 2017

    Check with a building salvage company in your area... they usually have materials that are lots cheaper than buying new...a Stucco type coating might cover any uneven spots, before priming and painting.

  • Kim Kim on Nov 25, 2017

    You can paint it. Clean well, remove and repair any loose stuff and holes/cracks, Prime and paint.


  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 25, 2017

    If you want it to sort of disappear paint it the same color as the house.

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Nov 25, 2017

    WalMart sells plastic brick panels fairly cheap. Buy a few in a matching color (or paint them to match the house) and attach them over the bare area. Would help it to blend in. Also, you might consider planting something low in front of the wall to detract from the area....monkey grass, etc.

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  • Galen W. Yoder Galen W. Yoder on Nov 25, 2017

    Clean the surface really well and go to a Mason Supply store to get a cement based coating to do a "sack" finish over the existing cement. You'll need length x height for approx. sq. footage. The right consistency and a sponge trowel can give several types of textures. Let cure, and paint or fully cured looks plaster or cement color.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Nov 26, 2017

    Paint...I would add brick veneer because unless it matches perfectly, it will look off.