House Painting Kensington

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Kensington House Painting

House Painting Kensington is what we are all about. Why ? Because we are local. It’s great to live in a suburb with such interesting houses, because it makes painting house interiors very rewarding for us. We tend to paint a lot more of these traditional homes than the new builds as a result.

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House Painters Kensington

I’ve always loved painting details. Whether it’s picking out the details of the cornice, or painting the flowers on ceiling roses. Or in this case, the barrel is rag rolled in Metalic Dusty Gold. Even when we use just one colour over the details, different sheen levels can make these features stand out. It’s amazing what we can acheive with paint.

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Kensington Painters

Paints Used:

  • Dulux Wash and Wear Matt – Bone White
  • Haymes Expressins Ceiling – Natural White
  • Dulux Metalics – Dusty Gold
  • Dulux Super Enamel High Gloss – White
  • Dulux Wash and Wear Low Sheen – Ruby Rose

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Interior House Painters Kensington

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Interior House Painters Kensington – Traditional or Modern House Painting?

As interior house painters Kensington, we get to paint a lot of traditional Victorian houses. Sometimes they’re classic and traditional in the interior finishings. Other times they are a modern version upon the theme. And the new refurbishments; with a new set of ideas, because of the transformation of an existing building, we will help develop your brand new interior concept home. Whichever interior idea you choose, we’ll enjoy painting it, why? Because we like running with your ideas. We have an Interior Decorator who can help you find the ideal idea, because they can accomplish traditional, modern or concept.

The painting of ceiling roses, cornices, archways, picture and daido rails isn’t as obvious as it may seem. These items can define the style of your home, because these are the period pieces. Whether we’re painting to highlight the traditional features, or we’re painting them to hide them. We’ll enjoy making your ideas come to life. Or if you’re using an Interior Decorator, their ideas!

In conclusion, a traditional house give you lots of scope. Because it has ‘good bones’, it will give you a great canvas to work on.

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Paints and Gloss Levels Used:

  • Dulux Wash and Wear Matt – Bone White
  • Haymes Expressins Ceiling – Natural White
  • Dulux Metalics – Dusty Gold
  • Dulux Super Enamel High Gloss – White

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Weatherboard House Painters Kensington

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Kensington Exterior House Painters

And another weatherboard painted! I have to admit, weatherboard houses are the reason I’m a painter. Why? It’s such an easy way to feel satisfied at the end of the day. And so we are the Weatherboard House Painters Kensington

It’s great to come to work and know you’re going to make a big difference. After the preparation, it’s amazing how quickly these houses change. Painting changes there character, gives them personality, and as a result, a reflection of you.

The colour choices here proved my first impressions wrong, because I thought they were a little too bland. Then the door was painted, and as a result, it really sprang to life. We are the Weatherboard House Painters Kensington.

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Paints Used:

Weathershield low sheen:

Casper White, Vivid White, Outrigger, Klavier and Castlecliff.

Choosing colour is difficult, therefore, If you need any help chosing colours, we have a Colour Consultant to help, and Pinterest

Kensington Weatherboard House Painters

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Interior & Exterior Painters Kensington

It’s great to live in Kensington. Because it’s full of Weatherboard Houses. And because we love to paint them. We are the Kensington weatherboard house painters.

It’s instant satisfaction, to see the results of what you’ve done almost straight away. So check out our Facebook post, to see the work in progress, https://www.facebook.com/sterlingpainters/

Here’s what the house looked like before we started painting, https://www.realestate.com.au/sold/property-house-vic-kensington-128544686

And as a result, here’s what it looks like now,  https://www.realestate.com.au/property/59-the-ridgeway-kensington-vic-3031

Yes, we were the interior house painters too! The blue trim caused us many problems, due to it’s dark shade. As a result we just undercoated it three times! Normally, In contract, we undercoat all the trim just once.

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Kensington Weatherboard House Painters

Exterior Paints, Colours and Sheen Levels:

Dulux Weathershield Semi Gloss – Tranquil Retreat

Dulux Weathershield Gloss – Lexicon

Rustkill Gloss – White

Dulux Weathershield Gloss – Vivid White

Dulux Weathershield Gloss – Monument

Interior Paints, Colours and Sheen Levels:

Dulux Wash & Wear Low Sheen – Natural White

Haymes Ultra Premium Expressions Ceiling Flat – White

Haymes Ultra Premium Ultratrim Acrylic Enamel Gloss – White

How to Paint Your Weatherboard House

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How to Paint a Weatherboard House. Kensington

Why would we tell you how to paint your weatherboard house? Surely I’m just about to give the game away! Tell you all the secrets. Make myself redundant.

It’s relatively easy to do, all you need to do is prepare and paint afterall! I’m just about to list every step for you, so it’s even easier now. All you’re lacking now is number one, experience, fine you’re going to take longer but that’s okay, and number two, time.

Time. It’s the crucial thing. Time. Painting a weatherboard house takes time, a lot of time, far more time than you think.

An average single fronted would take 160 hours of prepartion and painting for an experienced exterior painter. If you’re great at DIY, then just add 50% more time to that.

So knowing that it’s going to take you at least 240 hours, 15 weekends to paint your house, I’m safe to let slide a few secrets. Yes, I’m having a latte and avocado smash whilst you’re painting this weekend….  ….and the next!

Weatherboard House Painting Check List

Before you start to paint the exterior of your house, there are a few other things to check.

Do you need to repair anything first?

Rotten weatherboards, windows, doors? Are other things causing problems, guttering that’s leaking?

Fixing a few simple things first:

Rusted metal gates/window parts/nail heads, sand first and then paint with metal primers.

Bleeding knots in the weatherboards, should be primed first.

Nails that need to be reset. Use a nail punch, sand prime and fill over.

Removing Old Paint:

If it’s flaking – get rid of it! Scrape off flaking paint.

Sand all the surfaces to a flat finish, that’s all the weatherboards! Sanding is very important not just in getting to a better surface but to promote better adhesion between the layers. Your paint job will last much longer if you sand everything.

Prime all bare wood

New weatherboards:

Most weatherboards now come preprimed. This is a transit primer designed to keep the boards in good condition in storage and transit and should not be confused with normal primer. All weatherboards must be primed prior to painting.

Exterior Painting Preparation

Don’t paint around door numbers, light fixtures (be sure to turn the power supply off), screens, door handles – remove them! It’s easier, will save you time and looks much better.

Fill holes with an exterior filler, two pack filler for high traffic areas.

Gap under weatherboards, this stops rain and moisture going up the back of the weatherboard. There are gap sealents designed for weatherboards, these have a much bigger stretch, so when your weatherboards move with the weather the gap won’t split.

Painting Weatherboards:

The easiest way to paint weatherboards is by brush. A good 88mm or 100mm brush is ideal.

Try to follow the sun around the house, as this dries any dew and means you won’t be working in the sun.

Start by painting the boards in a horizontal section, then more the ladder to the adjoining section untill you have painting the entire length of the wall. Lower the ladder and repeat the process until the wall is complete.

Remember to keep a wet edge.

Remember ladder proceedures. Always make sure your ladder is set up properly, extention hooks are securely in place, make sure of it’s footing, it should never lean to one side. It’s not too upright. You should never reach too far when painting, you should always have three points of contact to the ladder (use a s hook to attach paint can to the ladder), your free hand is for painting, look out for power lines, never step on the top three runs of a ladder. Check these everytime you move the ladder.

Painting Exterior Trim:

Paint windows, sashes, sills in the same order as the interior ones, working out from the sashes to the frames. Window sills bear the brunt of the weather and accumulated dirt. Give them an extra two or even three coats of paint, remember the underside.

Painting an exterior door, in the same order as interior doors, the panels first, then the middle vertical bar, the stiles, and finally the edges, working from top to bottom.

Always try to paint the top and bottom edge of the door, this will keep out moisture and stop rotting.

Railings and metal fence, use a lamb’s wool mitten applicator instead. The mitten applicator, allows you to grasp the railing, smearing on the paint as you move your hand up and down. Touch up with a brush. This may take three coats.

Wooden picket fences, use a small roller (100mm) with a long handle, touch up with a brush, again this may take three coats.

Good Luck with painting your weatherboard house!