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

Wallpaper Hanging Cheat Number One:

Romans Adhesive, whilst expensive, is strippable. Why would this be so good, you ask? In a few years, chances are you want to remove the wallpaper. Strippable means: You gently peel the two bottom corners, and then gently peel the entire hang upwards. Simple as that. No mess, no fuss.

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, 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.

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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. And as Kew exterior house painters, we know, a lot of preparation and scaffold is 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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External 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.

The only real problem is keeping warm enough, but with thermals and a good sense of humour, we manage.

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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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Exterior House Painters Essendon

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Exterior House Painters Essendon

When it comes to painting the exterior of your home, you really only have two decisions to make, quality and colour.

Quality of Paint

Quality is all about standards, the standard of the painting and more importantly the standard of the paint.

Why should this matter, it just painting afterall? Rest assured, we work to the industry standard AS/NZ 2311, so we’ve got the painting covered. However it doesn’t matter how good we are at painting if we’re using a poor quality paint.

Paint is just paint  right? No it’s not. As with everything the quality of the product is key. Using a quality paint can be the difference between repainting your home in 5 years or 15 years. While a good quality paint is more expensive, it won’t be as expensive as painting your home 3 times rather than once! Nowhere near. We use Dulux Weathershield as our go to exterior paint product, guaranteed for 15 years, so already you’re saving money.

Please remember that by painting your home, you’re actually protecting your investment. The paint will slow down the aging of your home, meaning less maintenance, less repair bills, more cash in your pocket. Your Bank Manager actually likes us. We’re the exterior house painters Essendon.

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The Colour of Paint

Much more exciting. No more “protect your property, investment” boring, dry stuff your father always talked about! Down to the important nitty gritty, paint colour, and how to impress your friends with your style and finesse, all at the same time as showing them up for being so, so last season.

You have two options here, choose the paint colour yourself or get a Sterling Painters & Decorators Colour Consultant to help.

Choose Yourself.

Yes you have style, you know what’s trending. Good, go for it. Make it work! But what if you mess up, where’s the fall guy? You are the fall guy. Embarrassing!!! You friends are talking behind your back. Sorry.

Stering Painters & Decorators Colour Consultant.

It’s a win win. You can tell your friends about the time talking colours with a professional Colour Consultant, sharing same wavelength, vibes, trends, talking about Morroco and your travels and how you loved though tiles, blah blah. The experience. The accolade of being respected for you great taste. Friends envious. Win. Colours great. Win.

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Paint and Colour Used:

  • Wattyl Killrust Epoxy Gloss Enamel Black
  • Dulux Weathershield Gloss Black

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