What to look for in a Painter in Melbourne?

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What is a Professional Painter?

What is a professional painter? Now there’s a question!

Neat and tidy or looking like a can of paint has exploded over them! In my mind the answer is simple, if the painter has paint all over them then chances are there’s paint all over your house, and not just the bits you wanted painted!

Surely if you want a neat and tidy paint job you employ the neat and tidy painter. It’s your house. Simple.

However, there is a bit more to it than that:

Unfortunately Painting is a career that most people think they can simple just do. I walked passed Bunnings once – therefore I’m a painter!

Qualifications and Experience really do matter, as in any business. You should always check on these things. Ask the questions.

Now I’m a member of the Master Painters Association, which means I have to be Qualified, Experienced and Insured…

Insurance: Now the thing with life, stuff does happen that you didn’t want to! Insurance means it’s much less hassle. See first paragraph for example.

Sterling Decorators Melbourne

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Sterling Decorators Home Design

First impressions really count when you want to sell your home, Sterling Decorators will work with you to design a tailor-made home display package of cosmetic changes to transform it into the stylish home of a buyer’s dreams. And all for a fraction of what dropping your asking price would cost. Your property won’t just look fantastic; it will also sell faster and for the best price.

Flexible Decorator Services

We can offer a flexible service to suit your needs, whether you just require an initial verbal consultation and advice, right through to project managing the entire makeover.

We understand that moving into a new home can be a stressful experience, particularly if you have just sold a property. Once you have moved in we can help make your new house feel like home.

Colour Consultant

We have a great Colour Consultant, who with just a colour palette, can transform your home into something special. It’s really surprising how much of a difference colour can make to a home. A colour consultancy can add a style to your of your choosing, or sell it faster and for more. An econimic masterstroke, a guaranteed win.

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Warm Up for Summer. Colour Consultants Melbourne

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colour consultants

The days are getting longer…

…and before you know it Spring will be with us. Then you’ll be settling down for lunch with friends in your beautiful freshly painted home. Did you use a colour Consultant?
The most difficult task in painting your home. Isn’t the painting, we’ll do that. But you choosing the colours. Here’s a little help…two words Colour Consultants.

Well have our own Sterling Colour Consultant, she’s very good. Yes, picking colours isn’t as easy as you might like to think!

Paint Colour Consultant Inspiration:

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Dulux Colour Movement

“We are in motion, movement is all around us – a blur of colour, a subtle shift of light, a merge of shadows. Movement is social change, the rise of a nation, the protest of people, the progress of the digital age. The Dulux Colour Forecast – Colour Movement, explores how colour is moving around us, shifting and changing along with our world and all that is in it.”

Dulux as always provides lots of seasonal ideas, and gadgets to help. ‘MyColour Visualiser’ as great tool, just upload your picture and literally colour it in.

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Pinterest is great for ideas, search for ‘Weatherboards’, ‘interiors’. Or if you’re after a particular look, search for that. And yes Sterling Painters have been pinned a few times.

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If you see a house in your suburb that you like, yes we can ask for the colour scheme for you. As the quote says “Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery”. It’s okay to ask your friends too!

Help! If all else fails then there’s always help available…

Need some other professional advice on colour?

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Porter’s Paints Colour Consultancy

Porter’s Paints pride themselves on the specialist advice their staff offer customers every day in their showrooms on colour and product selection. They can also offer this advice to you in your own home through Porter’s Paints on-site consultation service.

Their team is made up of fully qualified colourists who have extensive experience in developing interior and exterior colour schemes and have an in-depth knowledge of Porter’ Paints colours and products.

Stylish Victorian Weatherboard Exterior. Seddon

Painting a Weatherboard
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Painting Weatherboard Exterior

As weatherboard exterior painters, we never tire of painting weatherboards. Whilst they all look similar, no two are the same, they all have their own personalities, does this have something to do with the owner?

This weatherboard house was no exception to the rule. The rule being preparation and yet more preparation. Sanding, more sanding. Filling and gapping, sometimes we even get to paint!! Usually, with painting a weatherboard house, the preparation takes longer than the painting. Why? Because this is the ‘rule’!

How your home looks is a reflection of you. A well painted house, and well kept house, tells the world what you think of yourself. We paint many sorts and styles of weatherboard houses. From the classic and grown up weatherboard, with black painted front doors, to the cheerful cottage, with bright friendly colours. How do you see your weatherboard house painted? What will the paint colour scheme say about you? Are you as stylish as this weatheboard house owner?

Dulux Popular Exterior Paint Colour Schemes Here to give you a few ideas, but if you have a strong idea already, go with it.

Paint Used:

  • Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen – Gaiety Tan.
  • Dulux Weathershield Gloss – Clotted Cream.
  • Weathershield Dulux Low Sheen – Monument.

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Lime Washing the Seventies. Essendon

Lime Washing Ceilings
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Lime Washing Over Another Decade

A bright orange varnished ceiling, showing the dated look of the extension. Making the ceiling look as if it were just a metre or so above your head. Well something has to be done! Lime washing. What would we as Interior House Painters do?

The customers originally wanted the ceiling painted white, however this would mean every crack inbetween the panels would show. We recommended painting a white wash or a lime wash to calm down the wooden panels instead and the customers were happy to go with this.

One of our problems was, we had was the wooden panels. Which were originally varnished with an oiled based varnish. That means we had to apply an oil based product too, because oil and water don’t mix. White wash and Lime Wash usually are acylic (water-based)! Taking advice from the PaintSpot paintshop, we used a ‘lime wash’ formula and tinted up an oil based varnish.

Painting Techniques

Random is very hard to achive. We have to apply the varnish evenly, and because it’s varnish we have to apply it by brush and not by roller. Using a roller would even out the lime wash into a opaque liquid, which is not a good look anyway. So we brushed this ceiling by hand, three times!

Paints Used:

Wattyl Estapol Clear Satin – Lime Wash

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