Painting a Modern Weatherboard – Flemington

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Painting a Modern Weatherboard in Flemington

Painting a Modern Weatherboard? Giving a new take on an old theme, these weatherboards are a painters dream. Big and bulky weatherboards, along with difficult angles and hard to reach places, what more could a painter want? Simple satin varnished windows and doors add elegance. As Exterior House Painters, we make it look so easy.

You’re Painting a Weatherboard House!

It’s a lot of hard work. Why? Because preparation is the key, and that takes a lot of time. Most DIYers will think that the painting preparation just takes place before the painting. Wrong, the painting prepartion takes place, before and during the painting. The painting preparation will take longer than the painting. The weatherboard painting is the easy part. So sandpaper, gap filler, polyfilla and most importantly a good primer/sealer.undercoat, is what you’ll start your exterior painting project with. A few days later you’ll finally pick up a brush to start painting your weatherboard house.

Remember the whole point of painting your weatherboard house is to protect it from the elements. Making it look good and choosing the paint scheme is secondary.

Paint Used:

  • Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen – Army Issue.
  • Dulux Weathershield Gloss – Ecru.
  • Intergrain – Ultraclear Satin.

Customer Quote: 

‘We’re very happy with the job you’ve done. Many thanks.’

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Exterior Colour Scheme – Painting a Weatherboard Flemington

Painting a Weatherboard Flemington

Painting a Weatherboard Flemington

Modern Exterior Colour Scheme

A good choice of exterior colour scheme makes a real difference to the way your home looks. This is a simple modern palette, which should last many years without looking dated.

If you are in any doubt a good colour consultant can help, we have one, Sterling Colour Consultants to make things really easy.

Paints Used and Colours

  • Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen – Warm Neutral.
  • Dulux Weathershield Gloss – Jasper.
  • Weathershield Gloss – Antique White USA.
  • Weathershield Gloss – Charcoal (Colourbond)

“thanks again for our paint work. Looks good and all done before Christmas – pretty happy about that.”

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What’s the Meaning of a Painted Red Door?

Little Red Painted Door

Painted Red Front Door. Kensington

One of the things I like most in life is painting a dull looking house and turning it into a real gem. A brightly painted front door helps.

This house was glossy, dated and a dusty affair, looking 1960s but not in a good way, but your granny would’ve liked it.

Classic and yet Modern, with a red painted door that Little Red Hood would be jealous of let alone the big bad wolf! And yes Granny would have been all eaten up!

Painters Products Used.

Weathershield Low Sheen and Gloss.

Paint Colours:

Weatherboards – Linseed, Trim – Monument, Windows – Antique White USA, and the door – Happy valentine.

Painters, Paint Colours and Meanings:

In Feng Shui, a red door symbolises the mouth of the home. By painting our door red (or any bright colour that stands out) chi (positive energy) is drawn to the house. It is the entry point in which abundance and opportunities find us.

The Chinese consider red to be the lucky or sacred colour. Many doors are painted with a fresh coat of red just before Chinese New Year to invite good luck and happiness.
In Ireland, a red door is supposed to ward off ghosts and evil spirits.

In Catholicism, a red door represents that the blood of Christ has been smeared on it and that the area beyond the door is holy and sacred.

Also, according to the Old Testament, the Jewish slaves in Egypt smeared their doors with lambs blood as a sign that the required sacrifice had already been made, and those homes would be passed over by the Angel of Vengence.

Supposedly red doors were used as part of the Underground Railroad, and homes with red doors were “safe houses”.

Albert Einstein painted his door red because he couldn’t recognize his house without it.

And for homeowners, a red door announces that the house is paid for, free and clear.