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Painting cinderblock walls and fencing

Here in the Valley, most backyards are separated by cinderblock walls instead of fences. These gray or brown masonry walls fit with the aesthetic of most valley neighborhoods, but they may not be a perfect fit for what you want out of your backyard. The team at Crash of Rhinos Painting can help with this. In addition to our stucco home exterior painting services, we also offer cinderblock painting as part of our exterior painting process.

Get a free estimate for your painting project by giving us a call today.

What is cinderblock?

In our industry, what is commonly called “cinderblock” by most homeowners actually has an official name: Concrete Masonry Unit. This concrete building material is incredibly versatile and durable. Here in the Valley, it’s used in both home construction and in block wall fencing between backyards.

Why paint your cinderblock wall?

Here are three of the reasons you should consider having our team paint your home’s cinderblock wall:

— Improve the look of your property: Over time, these block walls can begin to look dingy and old. Their original brown or gray isn’t that attractive to begin with, and age tends to mute even these colors. By having us paint your cinderblock wall, you can make your backyard feel vibrant again.

— Fit the aesthetics of your backyard: Not every backyard design fits with a brown or gray cinderblock wall. By having our team paint your block wall, you can transform your backyard into a more vibrant space that fits your home’s style.

— Build a backyard movie theatre: One creative use of the backyard block wall is as a makeshift movie screen. By painting one side of the wall white, you can then project movies onto the wall, without the worry of having to maintain a screen.

Can cinderblock be painted?

Yes. Painting the cinderblock in your backyard is possible. There’s just one catch, however: in contrast to stucco, cinderblock uses a fair amount of paint. If you take a closer look at the blocks, you’ll notice tiny air holes and pockets that form a sponge-like surface. These concrete blocks are incredibly porous, which means they soak up paint easily. If you’re going to have us paint your cinderblock walls, we’ll need to bring some additional paint along.

The good news is that most cinderblock doesn’t need extensive pre-treatment or prep work. In fact, most of the preparation for painting cinderblock goes into ensuring that nothing else—including your neighbor’s side of the block wall—gets painted accidentally.

Getting started

If you’re interested in having our team paint your backyard’s cinderblock wall, give us a call today to schedule a free quote. We’ll walk you through the painting process and provide you with more information about colors and the project timeline.