What’s new in interiors for spring?

As well as house painting in Sydney being very important to us we also like to keep up with everything that is related to this.

And now that it’s spring it’s time to check out what’s new in interiors and we have some lovely pieces on display from:

Common Wild | The Brewers Co| Nestling and Nook

Artwork due to showcase your house painting Sydney from Common Wild

Have you had house painting in Sydney completed and now it’s time to update your interiors? 

We can help you with making your walls look even more special and spectacular with the fabulous artwork from Paula at Common Wild.

They look fantastic against a painted brick wall too.

Who wouldn’t want your house painting in Sydney refreshed when you can create stunning finishes like in the picture above or below.

It just shows how a painted brick wall and some stunning wall art can seriously lift a room.

You can see more of their wonderful artwork in another piece we did with Common Wild.

Common Wild also have a VIP club where you can receive a free printable and 15% off your next order.

 Make your new house painting in Sydney look fabulous with artwork from Common Wild

Now this one isn’t necessarily related to interiors and house painting in Sydney but……

You just can’t go past The Brewers Co and their speciality tea and coffee to start your day.

Their coffee beans have been sustainably sourced and they even have a stone fruit and chocolate flavoured.

Now, what more could you want!!!

You can sit back and enjoy your newly painted home and enjoy a tea or coffee.

The Brewers Co are located in Moss Vale and also do wholesale so they might just be in a coffee shop near you.

If not don’t despair as you can order via their online store and they offer free shipping for all retail customers currently.

House painting Sydney is completed when your room is decorated from Nestling Nook

Now sit back and enjoy your new house painting and some beautiful homewares

Nestling and Nook have only just launched their website on Sunday night so head on over and check them out.

You can also see their gorgeous array of products on Instagram and Facebook too.

Once the house painting Sydney is completed finish the look with Nestling and Nook

They have some gorgeous products. These baskets would look absolutely stunning in any area of your home really and would fit in with most colour palettes.

Then I just love this image below and the inspiration of a lovely styled home.

House painting Sydney is completed when your room is decorated from Nestling and Nook

All the house painting in Sydney, homewares and coffee is covered

So, we’ve got all the important aspects covered.

Maybe we need to do a piece about food and wine next time we feature some other local businesses.

Feel free to let us know what you would like to see next time we do a feature on other businesses via here. We would love to hear from you.

And remember Summit Coatings the next time you need any home, commercial or strata project completed in North Shore or the Northern Beaches area of Sydney.



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How to prepare your walls for painting

Now it’s spring and time to engage your house painter Sydney to update your interior or exterior painting or find a qualified and experienced painter that will do your home justice.

Dare I say it but Christmas is only 3 months away so now is the time to obtain quotes and book any painting jobs in.

House painter Sydney at Clareville with Summit Coatings

How you can get ready for your house painter Sydney

If you are freshening up your bathroom or kitchen areas then it’s a good idea to wash your walls to remove any traces of grime, grease, mould or dust.

Detergent mixed with warm water works well or there would no doubt be a chemical-free solution too.

Make sure there is no soap residue left on the wall and the walls are washed in plenty of time for them to dry thoroughly before your house painter arrives to undertake any painting.

If there is any patching work needed then we will discuss this at the time of quoting.

If you have some damage occur between us attending your home for the quote and actually starting work then please let us know.

That way we can make time allowances to rectify any damage to your walls look the best they possibly can when we are finished.

Other ways to get ready before your house painter in Sydney arrives

If your interior painting to be undertaken is a lounge, bedroom or hallway then you can either:

  • Run the vacuum over the wall with the right attachment
  • Microfibre dusters are great
  • As are microfibre cloths to remove any marks, hand prints, etc

House painter Sydney at Whale Beach with Summit Coatings

Get the exterior of your home ready for the house painter, Sydney

If you are having the outside of your home painted then you can clean off your weatherboards with a hose.

The Karcher’s and the like are very good for this and have some great attachments to get into every nook and cranny.

Things that we will need to address before we start painting are:

  • Flaky and peeling paint
  • Weatherboards that are cracked, dented or open to the weather
  • Choose your paint colour. Take all other areas into consideration – roof colour, exterior doors and windows, etc. If you decide to contract Summit Coatings we have a colour consultant who can help with this.

What you the homeowner should consider when contracting a house painter

  • Make sure they are fully licensed
  • Hold the relevant insurances – public liability, workers compensation, etc
  • They have experienced – we at Summit Coatings have over 30 years experience
  • Testimonials can be supplied
  • Confirm what type of paint and equipment they use. This helps ensure you get a quality job.
  • Ask what type of guarantee do they offer
  • Make sure you obtain more than one quotation and ask questions if you aren’t sure of anything



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Refreshing your home’s architraves with paint

Have you been giving your home a facelift and freshening up with some interior painting in your Sydney home?

Don’t forget your architraves and doors too.

It’s important to give these areas a facelift too and a new coat of paint or stain can finish off the job nicely.

Or it’s a great quick way to give a room a lift if you’re not needing the walls painted but the room just needs “something”.

If you have a family too, between young kids, teenagers and pets these areas take the brunt of a lot!

Interior painting Sydney creative internal door options with Summit Coatings

Source: Pinterest

Freshen up your interior doors with some interior painting Sydney

Internal doors don’t necessarily need to be white or stained either.

Give them a new lease of a life with a splash of colour or some painted lines to make them a feature.

Check out some other creative ideas on Pinterest.

Interior painting Sydney architrave colour options with Summit Coatings

Source: Decor Chick

Should skirting boards and architraves match?

Normally people opt to have skirting boards and architraves match in colour whether it be stain or paint.

There is, of course, no written rule to this and normally comes down to personal choice and what’s on trend.

If you were wanting to do something a tad different one option is to keep it in tone with your wall colour but use either ½ or ¼ strength.

That way you ensure it doesn’t clash.

To use interior painters to refresh architraves or replace?

That is the million dollar question sometimes or one of many when it comes to home renovating.

It really depends on what you are doing and what condition your skirtings and architraves are in.

That will determine whether it’s more cost effective to replace altogether or to have repaired and repainted.

If you are wanting a repair option that’s DIY check out Selley’s Liquid Nail options and that might do the trick depending on what the problem is.

Not sure that you have the patience or skill to undertake this interior painting job

Then call Summit Coatings if you are in the Northern Beaches or North Shore area.

We would be more than happy to discuss your painting needs.

With over 30 years of experience and using the best products in the industry, you will get a quality job that will last.


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How colour can change a room

Interior painting can have such an effect on a room.

There are so many illusions interior paint colours can give a room:

  • Bigger than it is.
  • Smaller than it is
  • Brighter than it is
  • Darker than it is

It’s amazing how paint can play a part in the above.

Even down to creating different moods and perceptions.

  • Dark colours – create a cosier feel as well as sophistication and glamour
  • Light colours – create a fresh, peaceful atmosphere and can be great for productivity

And when you pair your paint colour with your furnishings and décor it pulls the overall effect together even more.

Interior painting mood chart example with Summit Coatings

Source: Fab How

Interior painting and choosing your colours

There are so many colour choices available and shades and variations and textures and then you can even throw wallpaper into the mix of choices too and it can be quite overwhelming.

But we are going to break it down for you and simplify the process.

It doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as it seems and a plan is always a great place to start.

So, to start with what does the room do for you and how do you want it to make you feel?

If it’s the kitchen is it the hub of the home?

Do you want it to be your central point, where people are drawn to and linger around?

Or do you want it to be structured, everything as a point and it’s just where you cook your meals and that’s it.

If it’s the first option then you want something that is warm and inviting.

Yellows and oranges are a great way to do this.

Remember you don’t need to go with bold colours you can choose shades of these colours or tones as shown in the image below.

Or if you really can’t see these colours on your walls then you can concentrate these efforts more on your accessories.

Maybe a feature with your splashback or a feature wall that can be easily changed.

Or accessorise with wall art or your kitchen appliances.

There are some amazing colours these days.

If you are a Thermomix owner you can even accessorise and add a pop of colour with some stunning decals.

Interior painting yellow kitchen tones example with Summit Coatings

Look at the whole picture when updating your interior painting

When choosing your colours don’t forget to look at the bigger picture.

What accessories are you going to use?

What floor coverings will you use and what material will they be – carpet, tile, wooden, etc?

What furniture and soft furnishings will you use?

What window coverings will you use?

This all plays a part in what colour your walls should be.

Some people like to do a mood board for a room.

It doesn’t need to be as complicated as some of the examples shown in the link.

But a mood board works well if you are quite a visual person.

Interior painting mood board example with Summit Coatings

Source: Pinterest

Balance your interior paint colours

The key as always is balance.

Balance your bold colours and textures so they work together and complement each other.

Some colours can look different when put together.

And the light in the room can play a part in this too.

If you don’t have a lot of natural light then darker colours or bold colours can look darker or more intense.

Some colours when placed together can be more playful or vivid.

Remember white is still a colour and can work wonders to break up or compliment another colour combination.

Interior painting Northern Beaches with Summit Coatings

Colour and its scientific effects

It is scientifically proven that colour influences people.

Did you know that light is absorbed by the eye and converted into another form of energy, which then enables us to see colour?

The light energy stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands which regulate our hormones and other physiological systems in the body.

Orange – if you are on a diet avoid orange as it’s known to stimulate the appetite but it does reduce fatigue so you might have to pick your battles with that one.

Red – stimulates, excites and warms the body. It also increases the heart rate, brain activity and respiration. So, avoid red if you suffer from high blood pressure.

Pink – is soothing and has a tranquilising effect. So, might be handy to remember if you are doing a nursery for a baby girl.

Yellow – is great for remembering things. It does also raise blood pressure and pulse rate but not to the effect that red does. (Sorry, I didn’t colour co-ordinate this colour as you just couldn’t read it).

Green – great for calmness, soothing and relaxing effects. It’s also great for control the anxiety associated with controlling the impulse of overeating.

Blue – another great relaxing colour so remember it if you are doing a nursery for a baby boy. It has a calming effect and lowers blood pressure, heart rate and respiration. Great in hot climates for the cooling effect it has.

Another great fact that is if you have a preference to a colour then it means the body “needs” it for the effects that it has.

Not sure if your interior painting colours work

If you would like a second opinion we do have a colour consultant that you can work with.

Another set of eyes never hurts.

So, feel free to contact us to arrange this.

We would be more than happy to speak to you about your interior painting needs too if you are around the Northern Beaches and North Shore area of Sydney.



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