Lime washing the Seventies. Essendon

Limed Washed Ceiling

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!
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 the problems we had was the wooden panels were originally varnished with an oiled based varnish, which means we had to apply an oil based product too. 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.

Paints: Wattyl Estapol Clear Satin – Lime Wash

Wallpaper Retailer Showroom. Clifton Hill


A good way to sell wallpaper is to hang wallpaper in your showroom, sounds obvious, and this is one of my favourite wallpapers. It really shows what is out there and how wallpaper has developed over the past few years.

Yes wallpaper is classic, and it is retro, but it’s also modern and is at the forefront of design.

Graphical prints are getting more and more popular, reinventing classic designs, as here , and turning pop culture and graffiti into something that comes in rolls.


Wallpaper: Eijffinger – Stripes. Clarke & Clarke – Empress Rose.

Classic Interior House Painting. Kensington

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Interior House  Painting

The owner chose the paint colours based upon a recently purchased painting. The room simply had to go with her new acquisition. Well you can always repaint a room, a good piece of art will last a lifetime!

Dulux Wash & Wear Flat – Sandy Day ¼.

Dulux Wash & Wear Low Sheen – Sandy Day.

Dulux Super Enamel Semi Gloss – White.

Customer Quote:

“Chris was great to work with again! Nothing was too much trouble, including repainting the lounge room twice when I changed my mind about the colour. What I’m most impressed with though is the quality of the job that Chris does – his attention to detail is fantastic. I’m a repeat customer and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sterling Painters.”

Weatherboard in need of TLC…and a little paint. Kensington

Painting a weatherboard

Weathered Board?

A good chance to show a before and after shot, a weatherboard rather in need of a little TLC. The pictures really do show you what can be accomplished.

This side of the house really takes everything the weather can throw at it, sun, rain and hail, so the emphasis was on protecting the property rather than just making it look  good.
All the boards were primed where needed, all the nail holes filled, all the gaps underneath the weatherboards were gapped, and the window sills were given multiple coats of paint.

A painted weatherboard


Oh and yes sanding took place between every coat, as it promotes adhesion. Using premium quality paint and other products will give this house longevity.
Weathershield semi-gloss – Warm Natural
Weathershield gloss – Whisper White

Painting a Modern Weatherboard Extension. Flemington

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Modern Weatherboard Painting

Giving a new take on an old theme, these weatherboards are a painters dream. Big and bulky weatherboards, along with difficult angles and hard to reach places, what more could a painter want? Simple satin varnished windows and doors add elegance.

Paint Used:

Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen – Army Issue.

Dulux Weathershield Gloss – Ecru.

Intergrain – Ultraclear Satin.

Customer Quote: 

‘We’re very happy with the job you’ve done. Many thanks.’