Several people have asked, over the years, if 'The Great Orange Wall' has mellowed since its construction back in 2012. Well the simple answer is NO. Here it was yesterday morning; shining like a beacon in the early morning sun (and mist).
In Summer the wretched wall is reasonably camouflaged by Wisteria, Fig, and Lavatera, but at this time of year it's all too glaringly present.
I'm a rank amateur when it comes to building, but there's one thing I always insist on; I do several test strips before deciding on any colour of rendering, painting, plastering, etc. One has to wonder why a so-called professional would not do the same. A bad decision of this sort can stick out like a sore bloody thumb for bloody years.
I mean; just look at the bloody (edited) thing! Lumberjack's own Uluru.