Sometimes it’s great to paint new builds, and sometimes not. It really makes a difference when you’re working with a good builder, and that’s what we as, interior house painters Yarraville aim for. 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.
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
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.
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.
Does Choosing the Colours Leave You All Lost at Sea? Your Kingsville House Painters could help!
Or you could simply get our Colour Consultant to help you if you feel out of your depth. Or if you’ve got a colour sense, set sail.
Heritage Paint Colours
Weatherboard houses are great to add a splash of colour to. What if you’re in a heritage overlay area? Well you should just check out the heritage colours, it’s not just Brunswick Green, Indian Red and Classic Cream!! Infact the ranges can be a little eye opening. Please refer to your local council, they will have a list and, they even have colour specialist to help and sign off your colour scheme.
Even though you can’t see it, this house has a bright ‘Red’ front door. So if you’re not feeling brave enough, only paint the door! You can always paint it another colour next season.
We, as painters, enjoy working with colour, and trust us we aren’t going to leave your house looking like it’s in a maelstrom.
Now let me get this right you’re going to give a man lots of money for a figure on a piece of scrap paper! where’s your Painting Quote?
Or here’s the one I love, he’s got a calculator and punched in some numbers, taken a deep sharp intake of breath, and shows it to you looking disgusted in the opposite direction, tutting!
Here’s what HAS to be on a painting quote:
Contractors complete details. i.e.
Clients full details, that’s you.
All Painting Quotes should include:
1. Scope of works. This clearly identifies items to be painted i.e. walls, ceiling, windows, doors etc
2. Specification. This section identifies areas such as the Preparation required i.e. Sanding, filling of holes and indentations. The quote should also state if previous coatings need to be removed to obtain a sound surface before repainting and does the surface need to be washed down? i.e kitchen, wood work etc
This section should also include the number of coats to be applied, type of paint to be
Used, colour required, and the selected gloss level.
3. Exclusions. This section identifies what is not to be painted and is just as important as the Scope of Works.
4. Insurance. Contractors must have Public Liability and Personnel Accident Insurance.
This is for your protection in case something goes wrong.
It is important that you sight their current Certificate of Compliance.
5. GST. Must be included in the final quotation amount
What is a professional painter? Now there’s a question!
Neat and tidy or looking like a can of paint has exploded over them! In my mind the answer is simple, if the painter has paint all over them then chances are there’s paint all over your house, and not just the bits you wanted painted!
Surely if you want a neat and tidy paint job you employ the neat and tidy painter. It’s your house. Simple.
However, there is a bit more to it than that:
Unfortunately Painting is a career that most people think they can simple just do. I walked passed Bunnings once – therefore I’m a painter!
Qualifications and Experience really do matter, as in any business. You should always check on these things. Ask the questions.