Painting a Blank Canvas, Two Good Reasons

 

Pinting a blank canvas

Painting a Blank Canvas

There are two good reasons for painting  blank canvas.

Number one, to allow something else to shine. You have great undiscovered/famous art pieces, fantastic must have furniture, or the most wonderful parquet floor interlaid with the finest Moroccan handmade tiles.

Number two, to expand the illusion of space. To make small spaces look bigger, boring but functionally very important. Yawn!

The Colour of Paint

Blank Canvas Number One. Display.

Now you’re thinking that you have to paint the blank canvas number one white, or some variant of white, right?

Clean, unspoilt, blank walls of any colour will do. We are not talking feature wall here. Infact the importance is the lack of feature. Be brave and go for it.

Blank Canvas Number Two. Space.

Again this doesn’t mean it has to be painted white. Sometimes it actually helps if it isn’t white. Take the smallest room in the house. Yours is white, right? It looks small, right? Painting these small rooms dark colours gives the illusion that the walls are further away, it helps if the ceiling is painted the same colour too.

Painting a blank canvas

 

Technical Conclusion to Painting Blank Canvas

Both blank canvases have to be featureless. Resulting in even more preperation. We actually think about the use of the room. It’s no good having the most amazing Jackson Pollock if all you’re looking at is the crack in the wall! Again if you’re only six inches away, it should be perfect in everyway. Absolutely faultless.

Paint Details

Colour: Natural White Quarter

Paint: Haymes Inspirations Ceiling Flat, Dulux Wash & Wear Low Sheen, Dulux Super Enamel High Gloss.

Colour Consultant

Now if picking colours isn’t your forte, or you’re just not that interested, then maybe our Colour Consultant can help you. She looks at your style and runs with it.

Inspiration – Sterling Pinterest

 

Painting The Emerald City Versus Monopoly. East Melbourne

Follow the yellow front door!

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Emerald City Versus Monopoly

“Colour, finally there’s some colour in my life! Monochrome no more. Stuff of childrens’ stories and childhood games.”

Painting Hallway in Style

We originally painted this front door over five years ago, it took an amazing 9 coats! We added 2 more this time to tidy it up. Guess this customer knew pineapples would be in 5 years ago! Some people just have it.

  • No humdrum here, bravely she chose:
  • Porters Paints Eggshell ‘Mayfair’
  • Porters Paints Aqua Enamel Gloss ‘Yellow Brick Road’
  • Dulux Super Enamel Semi Gloss ‘Whisper White’

Lighting the way from Mayfair to Parklane

House Painters Richmond. Architectural Homes.

House Painters Richmond

Painting Architectural Homes. House Painters Richmond.

We just love painting  Architectural homes. Crisp edges and details everywhere. As a result to get all those large walls and ceilings looking flat and flawless is quite a task. Here at Sterling Interior House Painters Richmond, we know a few techniques.

“And yes we really did leave it that clean and tidy.”

  • Walls & Ceilings: Haymes Expressions Ceiling Flat – Antique White USA 1/2.
  • Doors: Dulux Super Enamel High Gloss – Antique White USA 1/2 & Gyrate (Aalto Colour)
  • Windows: Dulux WeatherShield Gloss – Regime (Aalto Colour)

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Interior House Painters Richmond

Having worked with this customer, and the Architech before we know the high standards expected of the painting.

House Painters Project Management

Having a clear understanding of any painting project is benefit to all. We can help you clarify all aspects of your house painting project, before we start,  to ensure that everything goes to plan from start to finish. This is included in every painting project, just ask.  If you require other trades, we can project manage that too. See our Home Makeovers page.

 

Weekend in Bunnings

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Weekend In Bunnings

Melbourne, world renowned for it’s wonderful cafe culture, but you’re in Bunnings!

“Some of the best coffee in the world is served in Melbourne, but you’re in Bunnings!”

You simply delight in your local hipster cafe’s ‘Peruvian Pueblos Smashed Avo with a hint of Ecuadorian Andies, on the side’, but you’re in Bunnings!

Tins of paint, brushes, rollers, filler, boredom, dropsheets, acrylic or enamel, Antique White USA or Whisper White, apathy. YES you’re in Bunnings!

“Leave the trolley to one side, walk away, head up, shoulders back, take pride. Get to the cafe, you deserve it, you’ve worked all week afterall. “

By simply calling Sterling Painters we could have saved you all this heartache.

Let’s Face It, It’s Not Going To Happen

Not Going To Happen
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Not Going To Happen

Her: 

“It’s on his list, he’ll paint it next week, I’ve asked many times, he’s been busy at work, he didn’t have chance to go to Bunnings, his friend is over, the weather, it’s too wet, the weather, it’s too dry, it’s too late in the day now to start, he has a free weekend at the end of the month, wrong time of the year, the footy’s on…..”

Him:

“It’s on my list!”

Dear Deidre says:

“counseling sessions would improve the family unit, and develop meaningful relationships and therefore the look of the family ‘home’, however, between you and me, just hire Sterling Painters, because asa result it’s just Not Going To Happen!