Much of our time is spent exterior house painting in Kensington. As our local suburb, it’s great to not travel to work. Painting the traditional house exteriors is our bread and butter. Half are weatherboard houses, and the other are brick houses. Here in Kensington, we have both. However, both pose their own set of problems and will have their own character.
Exterior House Painters
The brickwork was badly cracked, but the customer planned ahead, and as so, had organised a bricklayer to fixed these before we started painting. It’s great to plan ahead, because it fixes most problems before they arise. We always recommend our clients, have a good look around and fix up areas before we start. House maintenance is very important in protecting your investment. We help by putting the final touches to it.
When we’re painting the colours black and white together, it’s always gets a little difficult. Due to it being the most defined difference, in the colour palette, and that means we have no margin for error. No problem, because we have steady hands and nerves of steel, and that’s what’s needed!
Interior House Painters Kensington – Traditional or Modern House Painting?
As interior house painters Kensington, we get to paint a lot of traditional Victorian houses. Sometimes they’re classic and traditional in the interior finishings. Other times they are a modern version upon the theme. And the new refurbishments; with a new set of ideas, because of the transformation of an existing building, we will help develop your brand new interior concept home. Whichever interior idea you choose, we’ll enjoy painting it, why? Because we like running with your ideas. We have an Interior Decorator who can help you find the ideal idea, because they can accomplish traditional, modern or concept.
The painting of ceiling roses, cornices, archways, picture and daido rails isn’t as obvious as it may seem. These items can define the style of your home, because these are the period pieces. Whether we’re painting to highlight the traditional features, or we’re painting them to hide them. We’ll enjoy making your ideas come to life. Or if you’re using an Interior Decorator, their ideas!
In conclusion, a traditional house give you lots of scope. Because it has ‘good bones’, it will give you a great canvas to work on.
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.
Exterior House Painters Kensington – The Seventies Dream House
“Nostalgia, remembering better times, when I was young, things were better then.” – We as Exterior House Painters Kensington, know better.
When you have little to no choice with the painting, you have to work with what you’ve got. And that’s what happened here. Rather than paint over and try to hide the ‘SEVENTIES’, and some people try to, this customer embraced it and worked with it.
Painted so it now looks like a sharp, hip trendsetting seventies, Lou Reed if you will, rather than the faded old embarrassment, Brotherhood of Man. Ask your parents.
On a serious note, this one posed a couple of painting problems.
The first, access. Access is always an issue with painting. Simply put, how do we get to the surface we need to paint. This one had small walls in the areas we needed to put to ladders to reach the top of the building.
The second, render. Render can be very hard to paint. Sometimes it’s so dry that even a brush stroke is impossible. This also means much more paint is needed. Render also shows brush and lap marks, so cold, damp days can be best!
All of these take a lot more time than you’d like to believe, because they are the fiddly painting tasks. Lacework is usually iron, so you will need to be priming with a metal primer, after you’ve dealt with any rust, and then you’ll be painting two top coats. Corbels, those things above weatherboard veranda roofs, are fiddly because they have been left to the elements for years. And as so, they are held together by paint, dust and spiders! This painting task will have you lying down upside down. Whilst trying to stay on a veranda roof with your foot in the gutter. Picket fences were designed to be time vacumns. Because after you’ve finished the first picket, you’ve only got another 230 still to do. Then there’s the second and possibly a third coat!