And another weatherboard painted! I have to admit, weatherboard houses are the reason I’m a painter. Why? It’s such an easy way to feel satisfied at the end of the day. And so we are the Weatherboard House Painters Kensington
It’s great to come to work and know you’re going to make a big difference. After the preparation, it’s amazing how quickly these houses change. Painting changes there character, gives them personality, and as a result, a reflection of you.
The colour choices here proved my first impressions wrong, because I thought they were a little too bland. Then the door was painted, and as a result, it really sprang to life. We are the Weatherboard House Painters Kensington.
Weathershield low sheen:
Casper White, Vivid White, Outrigger, Klavier and Castlecliff.
Yes, we were the interior house painters too! The blue trim caused us many problems, due to it’s dark shade. As a result we just undercoated it three times! Normally, In contract, we undercoat all the trim just once.
Kensington Weatherboard House Painters
Exterior Paints, Colours and Sheen Levels:
Dulux Weathershield Semi Gloss – Tranquil Retreat
Dulux Weathershield Gloss – Lexicon
Rustkill Gloss – White
Dulux Weathershield Gloss – Vivid White
Dulux Weathershield Gloss – Monument
Interior Paints, Colours and Sheen Levels:
Dulux Wash & Wear Low Sheen – Natural White
Haymes Ultra Premium Expressions Ceiling Flat – White
Haymes Ultra Premium Ultratrim Acrylic Enamel Gloss – White
Victorian Weatherboard houses always provide satisfaction. Taking run down old houses and turning them into gems, is one of the reasons we work as a Victorian Weatherboard painters.
“This one’s a work in progress, hence we should have it 99% done by the end of the week.”
Weatherboard houses are full of character, some of that character is in the lovely little details. However most of that character is usually called maintenance.
Typically a weatherboard house should be painted every 10-15 years, but I’ve seen paint jobs only last a couple of years almost always as a result of a poor job. Due usually to little or no preperation, unprimed boards and, or a poor product was used as a top coat.
We sand, then sand again, between coats and then just because. All new boards are primed, that pink or white stuff the boards are sprayed in is a ‘transit primer’, and not a real primer. As a result our paint job will last. We gap, we fill, we sand. Then we paint, and finally sand and paint.
Dulux WeatherShield Low Sheen: Tranquil Retreat
Lexicon Gloss for Trim
WeatherShield Gloss: Maximus
WeatherShield Low Sheen: Flooded Gum
Our wonderful Colour Consultant was employed on this project, and as a result, the house looks great and as for the streetscape, no one can argue with that. See how she can transform your home and your lifestyle. We are your Victorian Weatherboard Painters Seddon.
As Victorian Weatherboard House Painters, I’ll tell you the secret on how to make a victorian weatherboard house look good. It’s simple, really simple. It’s Preparation. The unfortunate thing about preparation is time, because it takes time. A lot of time!
The front of this weatherboard house took 16 hours of preparation. Yes, just the front of the house. As a result in your weekend would be lost. Without even picking up a paint brush!
Weatherboards: Tranquil Retreat low sheen.
Trim: Lexicon half semi gloss
Trim: Ironstone semi gloss.
Note to oneself. Tranquil Retreat is very ‘in’ at the moment, but don’t tell everyone! Sterling Exterior Painters for more details.
Painting Weatherboard Homes in Winter – Kensington
We always get asked to paint weatherboard houses, but especially in winter. Why? You may ask. I assume that come Autumn, everyone’s house looks a little dull. So I guess we’ll be painting weatherboard homes in winter again!
The same people also think that winter would be too cold/rainy etc to paint outside. Whilst us painters aren’t exactly happy with the colder, wetter weather. The paint dries slower, and that’s better than drying too fast a hot day in summer, and as a result, makes for a better finish. Less brush marks, less joins. Wet edges keep wet for much longer, no need to use acrylic paint conditioners, and less washing brushes at the end of the day, as the brush isn’t caked with paint.
So even on a rainy day in June, under the veranda, there will be us exterior house painters, looking a little sad, sanding and painting away. No we aren’t cold, as painting is a active pursuit, but we’ll be checking the forecasts, the rain radar throughout the day. Still looking a little sad!
Weatherboards: Dulux Weathershield Semi Gloss – Lime White Gloss