How to Match Your Interior Painting Sydney to Your Wall Art

Is it time to match your interior painting Sydney to your wall art? The walls have been revitalised and it’s time to update the rest of your home or room. Clients just love the “new” and “fresh” feeling that a newly painted home creates. It quite often motivates them to continue updating and revamping their home décor and wall art or that might have been the plan all along.

Having the interior of your home painted can really change the aesthetic of a room. Whether it be with the paint colour or whether you decide to include a feature wall. Having a room repainted can really have an impact on your home.

We decided to join forces with some stunning and local artists to showcase you the best of the best to compliment your interior painting in Sydney.

Coastal Wall Art Ideas to Complement Your Interior Painting, Sydney

These stunning coastal pieces are by contemporary artist Demelza Croci of Kamelion Studios in Sydney. Demelza’s work is all about finding just the right way to tell the story and so her technique and style can be quite varied. Interior painting Sydney coastal wall art in Northern Beaches by Kamelion Studios

Home Office or Study Wall Art

If you work from home like so many do these days then it is always nice to a beautiful and motivating environment. This painting by Demelza of Kamelion Studios was created over many hours using the pointillist style to capture the moment in time – twilight in Venice.

How stunning would it look showcased against paint colours such as Taubmans Abstract and Autumn Window?interior house painting Northern Beaches with Kamelion Studios wall art“La Serenissima” by Kamelion Studios

These stunning oil paintings below would also suit your office or study as well as other rooms around your home. They would really be the “showcase” piece in your room.

They are part of a series dedicated to the Italian region of Liguira. Demelza wanted to use the angle of looking down onto the boats to create a little drama and some nice visual lines.

The yellow boat is created in a simple poster like style similar to vintage travel posters.

Interior painting Sydney wall art by Kamelion Studios

Artist: Kamelion Studios

Bedroom Wall Art Ideas

Interior painting Sydney children's wall art ideas by Common Wild

“This LIttle Boy” by Common Wild

We also have some stunning paintings by Paula Kuka of Common Wild Illustration & Art Prints. Paula thinks Nature instils a sense of beauty and calmness and promotes curiosity and exploration. That is why Common Wild prints are all about bringing nature into your home. ‘This Little Boy’ art print is a beautiful piece for children and children at heart who love spending time being surrounded by nature.

Then “Airship” is a whimsical piece of artwork based on vintage technical drawings of visionary airships. It is the perfect modern wall art for kids and grown-ups who love to dream.

Interior painting Sydney children's wall art ideas with Common Wild

“Airship” by Common Wild

Living Room Wall Art Ideas

Interior painting Sydney wall art ideas with Common Wild“Botanical Bohemians” by Common Wild

Common Wild also have some stunning pieces which would be perfect for your living room, dining room or entry way. The “Botanical Bohemians” as well as “String of Pearls” would also look stunning against greenery inspired wallpaper to really create a feature wall with some pop.

Interior painting Sydney living room wall art ideas with Common Wild

“Summer” by Common Wild

Then “Summer” a beach scene illustration captures the magic of summer. The calming blue colour palette and dreamy use of light creates a fresh and modern feature for your home. it looks stunning against neutral colours but I could also see this on Taubman’s Blue Aura, Virginia Blue as well as Somber Sky.

Ready to have your interior painting in Sydney refreshed?

If you haven’t already are you now inspired to update your interior painting in Sydney? We can look after all your painting needs from your:

  • Interior walls
  • Skirtings boards
  • Architraves
  • Doors both internal and external
  • Exterior walls
  • Wooden window frames
  • Roof

We are qualified Master Painters and would love to discuss your painting needs with you. So, contact us now to chat about how we can help you.


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How to Create a Feature Wall with Best Painters North Shore

Creating a feature wall by the best painters in North Shore is really the way to go if you want to add some “wow” factors to your interior rooms. The use of a feature wall is a great way to encompass trends, add impact or highlight a room’s feature. By creating a feature wall and then using some home interiors to complement the feature wall is a fantastic way to link your room design together.

The more common feature wall options are paint and wallpaper. Within these options you have more options with finishes:

  • Sheen
  • Shine
  • Patterns

Then you have other feature wall options such as wood panelling, wall murals as well as stunning and realistic faux finishes you can get with wallpaper.

Feature wall option of wood panelling with best painters North Shore, Summit Coatings

Source: Fresh Home

What is a feature wall?

Feature walls are an accent wall that is different from other walls in the room, therefore, making it a “feature” wall. Feature walls encompass:

  • Subtle change in paint shade or tone
  • Bold pop of colour
  • Stripes or polka dots
  • A mirror or artwork piece that is the focus

When planning your feature wall what do you want to achieve in the way of ambience – relaxed, coastal, sophisticated, trendy and the list goes on. If using a bold colour isn’t within your comfort zone, think outside the box a little and use a softer shade or tone and add some interest with stripes or shapes.

  • Polk dots or stripes can be fun in a child’s room
  • Wallpaper can be fantastic for all rooms with the array of colour and texture options available
  • Some wallpaper companies offer a custom solution too to create a truly unique feature so you can have a special photograph turned into wallpaper

You can also use mirrors or a special piece of artwork or photography piece as your showcase piece on your feature wall.

If you are in need of some inspiration Pinterest is a great tool.

wallpaper feature walls from Wall Creations with best painters North Shore

Source: Wall Creations

Dos and Don’ts of feature walls from the best painters in North Shore, Summit Coatings

Here are some do and don’ts we recommend using as a guide for choosing and executing a feature wall in your home.


  • Use sparingly around your home.
  • Coordinate your feature wall to blend with the rest of the room but it’s important to have a showcase/standout element to it
  • Showcase a wall that has something distinctive about it or is screaming out to showcase a feature
  • Use a wall that showcases a fireplace or an amazing piece of furniture or piece of artwork


  • Have a feature wall in every room in your home. A “feature” wall is a feature for a reason and using too frequently throughout your home can lose its impact and style prowess
  • Don’t go completely into left field when choosing your features wall paint colour or texture. If it doesn’t blend with the rest of the room/home then it may be time to rethink your concept
  • Avoid walls that have lots of doors and windows as it detracts from your feature
  • Don’t necessarily make the biggest wall in your room the feature wall. Think about how the room works and layout, etc before deciding.

feature wall option with the best painters North Shore Summit Coatings

Source: Houzz

Why choose the best painters in North Shore, Summit Coatings?

We are here for you and want you to be happy and proud of your home. If you are unsure what wall is best to use when showcasing your feature wall, that’s not a problem. We are happy to discuss what you are wanting and make our recommendations when we come out to quote for the project. Just contact us now to book in. we can also provide colour or pattern advice too.



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Tips to remove wallpaper

Wallpaper can look so fantastic and there really are some outstanding choices out there these days even down to some custom wallpaper options. Installing wallpaper and removing it can be quite tricky though and it really is left best to the professionals but if you do decide to tackle the job yourself rather than getting a Sydney painting service to do the job for you. Then be prepared for mess and lots of it. It’s also not normally a quick job if you haven’t done it before so make sure you aren’t in a hurry when you do go to tackle it.

wallpaper example with Sydney painting services Summit Coatings

Source: Pinterest


Don’t want a Sydney painting service to remove your wallpaper. Here are some tips. You may change your mind.

Here are some tips on how to tackle removing your wallpaper. After reading them you may change your mind and decide to get the professionals in but read on and see what you think.

  1. Make sure you place plastic or something down to protect your flooring as it will get messy.
  2. Scraper: using a scraper try and remove a small section in a corner/inconspicuous area first. This is a good way to see if it’s been applied over a painted wall or other layers of wallpaper and how long it’s been there for. The easier it comes away the better but…. quite often you’re not that lucky.
  3. If it comes away easily then continue to pull/strip the wall of the paper. Pull either down or up at an angle along the wall (don’t pull outwards) keeping both hands near the edge where it’s pulling away from the wall to avoid tearing.
  4. Chemical stripper: if it’s not coming away then you may need to use a chemical stripper. If you do go this avenue make sure you use the right safety gear – gloves, safety glasses, etc. Use a wire brush or something similar to score the wallpaper. The idea is to break the seal. You then can use a brush or roller to apply the chemical stripper. Be aware of skin and eyes as you apply.
  5. Steam stripper: if you need help getting your wallpaper to budge but don’t like the idea of a chemical stripper then steam might be the way to go. Obviously, you need to still be careful not to burn yourself, etc but it is a more environmentally friendly way to go.
  6. Once all the wallpaper has been removed give the walls a wash with a wet sponge to remove any residue and allow to dry thoroughly for a few days.

Beware though that by doing it yourself you can damage the plasterboard underneath and may then need to have this repaired before having the painters come in. So, in the long run, it can work out to be costlier than having the professionals do it in the first place.

damask wallpaper example with Sydney painting services Summit Coatings


Signs of damage

It’s really important that your plasterboard is in A1 condition after you have removed your wallpaper before we come into paint. If this isn’t something you want to tackle yourself then don’t hesitate to contact us and we can help with this aspect too.

Some signs of damage you need to look out for in particular is left over glue and a scarred surface from where you have tried to lift/scrape the wallpaper. In a worst-case scenario, we have even heard of a case where someone peeled the top layers of the plasterboard off altogether so it was back to the cardboard layers. This is not good at all and takes some work to fix but everything is fixable.

So, once your wall/s are dry it’s time to give them a light sand, fix any plaster damage and then seal ready for painting. Or feel free to contact us as we can include any prep work in our quote too.

Wave wallpaper by Ginger Monkey

Source: Ginger Monkey

Why choose a professional Sydney painting service

After reading the above you may be having second thoughts on tackling the job yourself. At any stage, we would be happy to chat to about your needs. So, don’t be embarrassed if you start and don’t want to complete the job, we’d be happy to come and chat to you about how we can help.

Removing wallpaper isn’t for the faint-hearted and it really can cause more damage i.e. cost more in the long run than obtaining the services of a professional in the beginning.

With Summit Coatings you can rest assured of obtaining a quality service from a qualified and registered Master Painter.


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How to prepare for roof restoration Sydney

Have you been thinking about updating some things around your home, in particular, your roof? Having some roof restoration work done on your Sydney home is a great way to add value to your home and repainting your roof or painting it for the first time can really lift the façade of your property. It’s a great way to give your home a facelift without having to replace your roof altogether. It’s amazing what a change in colour can do when it’s paired to match or compliment the rest of your property.

Roof restoration Sydney example with Taubmans paints recommended by Summit Coatings

Source: Taubmans  Pinterest

Steps for roof restoration in Sydney

The most important steps to consider when having your roof restored in Sydney is:

  1. Is there any current damage? Have the roof checked out first to see if there is any damage and have that fixed first. This is good to do regularly anyway as sometimes by the time a leak is discovered internally there is some significant damage to plaster, etc.
  2. The time of the year will have an impact to a certain degree as responsible contractors can’t get on a wet roof. So, early morning frosts and the like during winter months can delay a job.
  3. Depending what material your roof is made out of will depend on how your contractor approaches the job.

Roof restoration Sydney with roof painters Summit Coatings

Are roof restoration and roof painting for the DIY person?

Our honest answer is no! And that’s not because we do this for a living and we’re being biased. Do you know there are 3,300 people hospitalised each year because of DIY accidents in the home? Approximately 1,262 of those have suffered fractures from falling off a ladder and falling off a ladder is actually the most common of injuries. So just imagine doing DIY roof painting at a height of over 3-4 metres and that’s for a single storey home let alone a multi-storey home and then add to the pitch of the roof or multiple pitches and angles and then the possibility of electrical wires being overhead? It’s not for the faint hearted and it’s definitely not for you if you don’t have the right equipment or the experience.

Our employees are licensed to do this sort of work and must do extra training to work at heights. We are also fully insured and must abide by strict occupational health and safety guidelines. And should something go wrong it’s our responsibility which is why we go to extra lengths to ensure it just doesn’t happen? The health and safety of our employees and those around us when we are working are paramount.

Roof restoration Sydney example of scaffolding

This showcases just how intricate scaffolding can be if you don’t know what you are doing.


What’s involved in having your roof restored

We start with a high pressure clean to remove all gunk and grime that’s built up over the years. There’s no point painting over all this. It’s not going to last and it’s going to look shoddy and you definitely don’t get a shoddy job at Summit Coatings.

If you’ve had any troubles with your roof tiles leaking and sometimes it can take only the smallest crack or pinhole to let water in which makes it very difficult to find even for the most experienced tradesperson then we can reseal your roof with our advanced membrane system.

Are you ready now to proceed but not sure when it comes to colour? Feel free to check out our previous post that includes some tips on choosing paint colours for your roof. There’s some before and after shots too which just showcases what a difference a change in colour can make to the façade of your property. We also have a colour consultancy service too if you would like to talk to an expert.

Want some more information about any of this? Then contact us now.


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