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.
Paints and Paint Colours Used:
- Dulux Weathershield Masonry Matt – Flooded Gum
- Dulux Weathershield Masonry Matt – Antque White USA
- Dulux Weathershield Gloss – Antique White USA
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.
Sterling Painters Pinterest Exterior Ideas
Too Cold For a Dip? Painting in Winter
Whilst the pool maybe shut up for the winter, and no chance of sangria now, and there maybe be a chance of ice, we still have to paint house exteriors in the winter. Painting Essendon between downpours.
Rugged up and thermal wrapped, we’ll paint your house in the depths of the frozen tundra. Winter is coming? John Snow isn’t an employee, sorry, get over it! But we are, and he’s not that dashing anyway!
Painting in Winter – Essendon
Commonly we are asked to paint house exteriors in the winter, and at the same time asked if it’s too cold to paint. No it’s not too cold, for the paint at least. In fact the paint takes longer to dry is a good thing.
Well the sun came out when I was painting the zinc awnings, so they heated up and felt hot to touch! The second coat on one dried too fast and uneven. Ruined. I repainted later, when clouds came over. It’s good to paint in winter.
The only thing that may cause problems is the dew point. That’s when the moisture in the air becomes too much for anything to dry. Usually about 4pm mid winter. We’ve finished for the day by then.
Rhinozinc awnings. Solarguard Matt Black.
Exterior painting ideas – Sterling Painters Pinterest
Painting Heritage Weatherboard Houses
It’s great to paint a heritage weatherboard and make it look really special.
This owner took advice and we painted it entirely in Dulux Weathershield gloss. Gloss forms a barrier that repells rain and dust, and so the house is protected for longer.
The trim at the sides and back are painted in a light colour rather than the traditional dark green to give a idea of space. See Sterling Exterior Painters for more details.
Weatherboards: Dulux Weathershield gloss Regency White.
Trim: Dulux Weathershield gloss Bronzed Green
Trim: Dulux Weathershield gloss Regency White quarter