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

Kensington Wallpaper Hanging

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Kensington Wallpaper Hanging

Our Colour Consultant and the customer finally came to a bold choice of wallpaper for a bathroom. It did take a little discussion here and there to agree! Nobody can say it’s an understated, or a vanilla choice.

The Wallpaper Installation

Whilst just a small room, it was full of difficult tasks. The bulkhead, power sockets, handrails, door furniture and even hanging wallpaper on a door.

We had to undercoat everything with Taubmans 3 in 1. This produces a sealed, chemically even surface, so we can hang wallpaper on it.

The wallpaper itself was over 1 metre in width and had to be pasted in a different room, so even walking through the doorway proved difficult.

The first drop, behind the doorway, was easy, but the other six drops proved to be anything but easy.

 

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Wallpaper and Materials Used:

  • Wild Thing – Flavor Paper

“Say goodbye to long, bumpy plane rides and instead bring the tropical vacation straight to your home with Wild Thing. Our latest collaboration with Ghislane Viñas.”

https://www.flavorpaper.com/wallpaper/murals/wild-thing

  • Romans Pro-880 Ultra Clear Strippable Wallcovering Adhesive

Interior Painters Yarraville

Interior Painters Yarraville

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Interior Painters Yarraville

Sometimes it’s great to paint new builds, and sometimes not. It really makes a difference when you’re working with a good builder. Planning is key to everything for a great paint job, especially when you are working around other trades. This job was well planned, so it went smoothly and on time.

The customer had already decided the colour scheme. And with a clear remit our job was easy.

With these important aspects taken care of, these are the painting  jobs interior painters dream of.

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Paints Used:

Haymes Expression Ceiling Flat – Casper White Quarter

Dulux Wash & Wear Low Sheen – Casper White  Quarter

Dulux Wash & Wear Flat – Grey Soot

Dulux Super Enamel Semi Gloss – Casper White  Quarter

Dulux Super Enamel Semi Gloss – Black

Dulux Super Enamel Semi Gloss – Carnelian

 

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Painted Black Doors

We had quite a challenge with the black painted doors, they were originally painted Low Sheen. Which looks great, however it is very easy to mark and damage. Due to a few kids in the family we had to come up with another plan.

So we suggested a semi gloss enamel, because gloss tends to look like a leather jacket from the 1970s. It worked a treat. And as so, it really complimented the black door furniture.

 

Kew – Exterior Painting

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Kew Exterior Painters

Sterling Painters have  been painting this lovely house in Kew over the winter. A lot of preparation and scaffold has been needed, due to the hard to reach places. Because of the textured rendered exterior we used Weathershield Masonry Matt, instead of the normal Low Sheen. It gives a calmed down cool stone effect.

 

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Paints and Paint Colours Used:

  • Dulux Weathershield Masonry Matt – Flooded Gum
  • Dulux Weathershield Masonry Matt – Antque White USA
  • Dulux Weathershield Gloss – Antique White USA

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Exterior Painting in the Winter

Does exterior painting in the winter cause the painters problems? Well, unfortunately it does, but only for the painters!

As you know, Melbourne has at least 4 seasons in one day. So just by weighing up the weather reports, our experience and seeing what it’s actually doing, we can usualy paint. And because it’s cooler, it’s better to paint. Cooler means the paint get’s to dry naturally at an ambient temperature. The paint is easier to apply, and so we end up with a better finish.

Painting to Sell Your House

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Why are you painting to sell your house? Why would you paint the house your leaving?

Well there’s two very good reasons to paint, you’ll make it more likely to sell. And, this is the best reason, you’ll sell for a higher price.

Painting your House Sellable

First impressions count. You may love the way your house looks, and why wouldn’t you, it reflects you and your life. There’s the problem. The new owners want it to be their house not yours. Make it a blank canvas, painting it neutral, so they can imagine their belongings there.

“But people like DIY projects” I hear you say! Truth is, no they don’t. Most would like to move into a house with nothing to do. They won’t want to paint it. People watch DIY programmes on TV so they don’t have to do any DIY!

“Buyers can see beyond my stuff and imagine theirs”, your on a roll! They’ve looked at 5 houses this weekend and yours isn’t on their list! Book our Stylist too, you need our Stylist, she’ll work wonders with your ‘stuff’.

It’s all about presenting your house in the best way, and if you do that you can expect to get more money for it.

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Printing Painting Your Own Money

A well presented house will increase it’s value. Painting to sell your house and Styling it will pay for themselves. You will most likely end up with much more than you expected. Thousands!

Case Number 1.

Our Colour Consultant produced a colour scheme for a house in Northern Victoria. The estimated value before works was $330,000. After painting it sold for $410,000.

Case Number 2.

This is the one in the images.

A family home means a little obvious structual distruction by the little loved ones. And have you ever tried keeping a house neat and tidy with the little loved ones. Both of these aren’t going to sell the house!

The owners employed a Interior Designer, who we’ve worked for many times, to help them sell and increase the value of the house. Without major works, new bathroom etc, the entire house was transformed with an interior paint job and styling. It sold, and I’m told, it sold for far more than the expected price.

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Painting to sell your house. Conclusion

Well it’s simple, if you are going to sell your house. Get your house painted, to make a blank canvas for the new owner. Use a Stylist, to make your pieces look great.

Walk away with a tidy profit that you’ll spend on the holiday you’ll need after trying to find a new home for yourself to live in. And yes, your new home is a blank canvas that you don’t need to do anything to…

…accent walls, it needs accent walls to reflect you and your taste. Sterling Painters can help. Painting accent walls is what we do best!

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Colour Scheme & Paints Used:

Dulux Wash & Wear Matt Celtic Sky

Haymes Expressions Ceiling Flat White on White

Dulux Aquaenemel Semi Gloss White on White

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