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 House Painters Yarraville

Interior Painters Yarraville

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Interior House 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.

 

Exterior House Painters Kew

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Kew exterior house painters

Sterling House 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 House Painters, in the Winter

Does exterior house 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,  Kew exterior house painters, 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.

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Painters Decorators Melbourne

Painters Decorators Melbourne

Making You & Your Home Feel Special with Sterling Painters Decorators Melbourne

We are the Melbourne House Painters Decorators service. Offering professional and quality Painting & Decorating solutions to you and your home. We love Interior House Painting, Exteriors House Painting and especially Painting Victorian Weatherboards.

Taking pride in painting your home, a member of the Master Painters Association, Qualified and with many years of Experience. Therefore we can offer assurance of the perfect paint job.

Home Makeovers Project Managers

We can provide a qualified Project Manager to help you seemlessly. From the Colour Consultant, to the Handyman, through to the Painters and the Decorator and finally the Cleaners.

Consequently we can find you an excuse to do something else.  Whether it’s a holiday, putting your feet up or just avoiding the DIY list and actually having weekends instead.

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Free Weekends with Every Sterling Painters Jobs

Our Painting and Decorating Services offer you the chance to do whatever you want at the weekend, free! That’s right, while you’re at work, we paint your house. It’s a win win.

You instantly win weekends with every paint job that you didn’t have to do. And you win again, because we’re professional painters who like painting. Rather than you, who should be on a long weekend somewhere romantic anyway.

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Terms & Conditions:

Free Weekends – at least one is guaranteed on any job. A typical weatherboard will take three months of weekends for you to paint.

Free Weekends – only available in the Melbourne area. Well your home needs to be in Melbourne at least. You could be in Buenos Aires Tangoing with a Gaucho, drinking Malbec at tres en lan manana, if that’s you bag.

Image Details:

Fabulous Painted Apartment in Elwood.

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

Colour: Builders White (Queensland – Wattyl)

Wallpaper: wallsauce.com

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!