Looking for something different for a feature wall?

Would you like to revamp a room in your home but with something a bit different? As the best house painter in North Shore we see a lot of homes, businesses as well as commercial and strata properties that all bring something different to the table.

If you want to do something different and get creative then visiting Pinterest or Google might be a good way to start.

Otherwise, contacting an interior designer can always be beneficial.

 

Our feature wall ideas from the best HOUSE painter North Shore

There are so many options when it comes to feature walls from:

  1. Paint
  2. Wallpaper
  3. Wood
  4. Tile
  5. Artwork
  6. Photography
  7. Mirrors
  8. Fireplaces

And then add in:

  • Colours
  • Texture
  • Patterns

You seriously have a lot of choices.

Best house painter North Shore Summit Coatings wood panelling

Image Source: Architecture and Design

As the best house painter in North Shore, we are obviously fans of anything to do with paint.

We are also strong believers though that sometimes less is more and a newly painted wall in one colour can be absolutely stunning on its own and even more so when it’s finished with the perfect artwork or mirror.

Depending on the style of your home or the era of your home a newly done fireplace might be just the touch.

If you need to consult when it comes to paints we are experienced heritage painters too so would be happy to advise and help in this area as well.

Feature bed heads for the bedroom are a must now

If you are repainting your bedroom as well then take a moment and plan. Think about the following:

  • What colours do you want to use? Walls, ceilings, trim, furniture, decor
  • Where do you want to use the colours – walls, trim, furniture, décor
  • Do you want to use patterns and if so where – walls, furniture, décor

If you want to use colour, pattern or texture on the walls then keep your headboard simple.

But if you want the headboard to be the key piece then you can use choose some gorgeous fabric to showcase.

There have recently been some gorgeous feature bed heads on The Block which is in 2017s trending colours and showcase subtle details which are stunning and classic.

Together with some other carefully planned pieces, the rooms are then pulled together.

Remember too that the finish of a room can really make or break a room too.

So, getting the best house painter in North Shore to paint your Sydney home really is a well chosen investment.

If you watch The Block then you’ll regularly hear the judges refer to the quality of the finishes or lack of when it comes to some of the contestants.

Best house painter North Shore, Summit Coatings feature wall bed head

Image Source: The Block Shop

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Thinking of selling? Here’s how to add value to your home

Are you thinking of selling?

Here’s how to add value to your home with a residential painter in Sydney.

A lot of prospective buyers like to be able to just move in and not have to do anything.

So, if you have updated as much as you can in a strategic way that will add value to your property and make it sell faster than it’s a win/win.

Some people don’t want to buy their forever home it may be for other reasons that they move:

  • Job/employment opportunities
  • School
  • Downsize
  • Upsize

Whatever the reason maybe you want to get the best price you can for your property.

And the buyer will want to get your property at a good price to no doubt.

Add value with a residential painter Sydney in kitchen and dining areas with Summit Coatings Sydney

How to add value with a residential painter in Sydney

First impressions are everything and painting can add a lot of value to your home and for little effort compared to other options.

New paintwork and a fresh coat of paint can freshen up and give your home a new lease of life.

Keep in mind your target audience/prospective buyer and what would they like.

When it comes to colours keeping it neutral can be the way to go as it will still look fresh and beautiful.

And then you can decorate with some key pieces to add your own personal touches and colour.

Prospective buyers find it easier to imagine themselves in your home when things are more neutral.

It’s also more appealing and easier for the new homeowner to come in and add their own touch.

Exteriors and first impressions

As the exterior is generally what a prospective buyer will see first definitely spruce this up if it needs.

Stand back and look at your home as a prospective buyer would and evaluate the:

  • Walls
  • Doors
  • Gutters
  • Roof
  • Windows
  • Front door

A fresh set of eyes can do wonders to get a friend or family member to do a quick critique of the above for you.

Does the outside especially the front need some TLC?

Will a good clean be enough or do you need to take it a step further and do some repair work and a new coat of paint?

Also with the exterior of your home don’t forget the garden.

A bit of garden maintenance can do wonders whether it be a tidy up or a bit of an overhaul.

Our friends at CC&M Landscapes would be more than happy to chat with you about your garden needs so don’t hesitate to get in touch with them.

Add value with a residential painter Sydney to your kitchen with Summit Coatings

Add value with a residential painter Sydney with your bathroom and kitchens

Kitchens and bathrooms are always the most expensive areas of the home when it comes to renovating and these key areas usually help to sell a home too.

A new coat of paint to these areas can do wonders to freshen up an area.

Depending on the age of your home if the kitchen does need some updating you could even get a quote from us to paint your kitchen cupboards (depending on the material the cupboards are).

Freshening up the kitchen cupboards, adding some new tiles or even a coat of paint to wall tiles (using the correct paint type) can do wonders too.

This can be a great economical way to spruce things up and great for a shorter time frame too if time is of the essence.

Engage a licensed painter in Sydney

When you are ready to get some house painting quotes for your North Shore and Northern Beaches home make sure you use a licensed painter.

There are a lot of shonky people out there unfortunately and sometimes when you pay peanuts monkeys is what you get so do be careful and ask questions.

Declutter

If we can give you another piece of advice from a residential painter in Sydney that has seen a lot.

Declutter!!!!

Declutter!!!!

Declutter!!!!

Presentation really is key. And here’s a great selling guide from realestate.com.au.

So, use the time to spring clean and if you have the storage or garage space box up what you can live without while your house is on the market.

Your real estate agent will thank you for it, the prospective buyers will thank you for it as they’ll be able to see your beautiful home at its’ best and you won’t have as much to pack when it comes to that time.

Why not sell or have a garage sale with what you don’t want a raise a few dollars to put away for a rainy day.

Who’s the best painter North Shore?

Well, we are of course so when you are ready we would love to talk to you about your house painting needs and how our residential painters can add value to your home.

 

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It’s the start of spring: How to spring clean your walls and doors

It’s the start of spring and we have some tips by the best painter in North Shore.

What better time than to start a spring clean and take stock of your interior and exterior house painting.

Check those hard to reach places and areas you don’t normally see on a regular basis such as your roof, guttering and any other areas up high.

And internally why not have a spring clean and go through those cupboards and drawers that are a common dumping ground for things you just can’t find a place for.

We are all guilty of having one of those drawers or cupboards where we just shove things to sort/deal with on another day.

Anyway, it’s also a good time to clean off the walls and give them a wipe over and some TLC.

Check the ceilings for any areas of possible leaks/water damage.

Unfortunately, your plaster is normally the first place you notice any roof leaks once it finally shows up on your plaster.

And it can be water stains can be a horrible eyesore.

Tips by the best painter in North Shore Summit Coatings

5 tips by the best painter in North Shore

Tip 1

Use a vacuum, damp microfibre cloth or for more stubborn stains spray and white or the like to clean your interior walls and doors.

You can check out our previous post “3 Ways to Look After Your Kitchen and Bathroom Walls Once the House Painters Have Been” to see what you can do with a vacuum.

Tip 2

Have you found some artwork on your walls from a little Miss or Master that shouldn’t be there?

Then try some magic erasers to remove.

They do normally work wonders but be careful if the wall is newly painted.

Also depending on how long the artwork has been there and what has been used to create the artwork you may or may not have luck with them, but fingers crossed.

If you do need the area to be repainted we are the best painter in North Shore so you know who to call.

Tips by the best painter in North Shore. How to remove kids drawing from walls.

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Tip 3

Internal doors in particular also take the brunt of a lot.

With little children and their dirty hand prints through to them running into them on their little scoot along toys to older children and their balls and bags knocking them about.

A regular once over with a cloth will keep day to day marks at bay but when it’s time for something more heavy duty than a detergent or spray and white can work wonders.

Or if you like the more natural options then you can look at vinegar and water and some lemon adds a nice fragrance.

If your internal doors are a bit far gone then it may just be easier to repaint with the best house painters in North Shore.

Tip 4

Walls and ceilings in kitchens and bathrooms attract a bit more dust and grime given the steamy nature of their environments.

Hopefully, if your room is properly ventilated and the correct paint has been used then you shouldn’t have any mould problems.

It’s a good idea if you do at the first signs to jump on any mould though.

Tip 5

Now when it comes to the exterior of your home a high-pressure cleaner can work wonders and they normally come with some great attachments.

If you don’t have a high-pressure cleaner though a hose can work wonders.

Do be careful when cleaning the outside of your home especially if you are dealing with weatherboards or wooden windows.

If there are already some signs of damage you don’t want to add water into the mix unnecessarily.

If you do find some damage here’s how to handle it.

 

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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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House painters North Shore are done: Now it’s DIY project time

This week we wanted to talk about some easy DIY projects that can help you style your room and home once the house painters in North Shore have been.

Usually, we are talking about all things painting which is obviously what we are about being a painting company and all but we are going to expand a bit on how you can complement your newly painted walls and home.

Displaying your photos once the house painters North Shore haVE been

Photo ledge with Magnolia

DIY photo ledge from Magnolia. Decorating after Summit Coatings house painter North Shore are done

This great DIY photo ledge would look great in any room.

It’s a great twist to a standard photo wall or gallery.

If wood stain doesn’t fit your style or room décor then you could always paint it to what would complement and work.

The size you make it can depend on the space you wish to feature it and how many photos you want to feature.

If you have a large wall you could even look at doing 2 or 3 smaller length ledges and then stagger them on the wall to create a real feature/display with some wow factor as pictuerd below.

DIY multip photo ledges decorating after Summit Coatings house painters North Shore have been

Source: Pinterest

DIY Projects for the kid’s rooms

DIY Kids Hammock with A Beautiful MessA Beautiful Mess DIY project kids hammock with Summit Coatings house painters North Shore

What child wouldn’t want a cool hammock in their room?

You can match the material to suit the child’s newly painted walls, their age, likes and other décor in their room.

You could use patterned material/canvas or take it a step further and decorate your fabric/canvas yourselves.

Just follow their application instructions as they vary depending on what you use.

Also, check in with your local hardware store for any assistance with how to secure your hammock to your ceiling or overhead beam.

This DIY hammock would be perfect as a:

  • Little reading nook in the corner of your child’s bedroom
  • Study break hang out for an older child
  • Retreat for little or big artists to lay back and let their imagination run away with them as they lay back while they swing and create.

There’s minimal sewing involved in this project which is perfect if your skillset doesn’t lie in that area and you can find detailed instructions at A Beautiful Mess.

Painting furniture: How to

House painters North Shore DIY project ideas with Summit Coatings

A lot of the same rules apply when painting furniture as to painting walls.

Preparation is everything!

Step 1: Preparation

As we said above preparation is everything.

Do get longevity and a professional finish from your painted furniture project then how you prepare your piece is everything.

Remove any handles or hardware items.

Then clean and sand away any loose or peeling paint.

Don’t forget to clean out the inside of your project too.

Step 2: Sand

Then you need to sand back your piece of furniture to remove any glossy finish or smooth over any rough sections/pieces.

If you are painting then you don’t need to take it all the way back to its original finish.

Just sand until you have removed any glossy finish or if you are lucky and your piece has a dull finish then you can skip this step.

If you are staining the piece though you will need to take it back to the wood and remove all traces of the original stain/paint.

Step 3: Patch

Take this opportunity to fill any small holes, etc with a wood filler if you wish.

Or if you prefer the worn, distressed look then leave your piece as is.

Step 4: Prime

If you are painting then a coat of primer does wonders.

It helps your paint to adhere to the piece better and covers any colour imperfections in the wood.

Step 5: More sanding

Once primed run over your piece with a fine grit sandpaper.

Check your primer paint pot for instructions on what grit to use.

It’s a good idea to do this between each coat of paint too as you obtain a more professional finish when you are done.

Again, just check your paint pot for what grit sand paper to use.

Remove any dust in between paint coats too with a soft cloth.

After all your hard work, you don’t want your paint finish ruined by stray dust and dirt.

Step 6: Paint

Now it’s time to paint.

Check with your local hardware store as to what type of paint is best to use on your piece.

It will vary depending on what the piece will be used for.

  • Does it need to survive general wear and tear
  • Is it a display piece?
  • Will it be exposed to the elements at all?

Don’t forget to give your piece a light sand in between coats to get the ultimate professional finish.

You could even speak to your hardware store about spray paint options too to avoid brush strokes.

Step 7: Seal

Once you have finished painting your project it’s time to seal it.

Speak to your hardware store about what is best to use based on what products you have used.

You not even need to seal depending on what products you have used for painting or staining so do talk to your local hardware store.

Inspired for the house painters, North Shore to return?

Are you inspired to do some DIY projects around your home to add some final styling touches?

Or are you inspired to have the house painters back and have some more rooms painted or the exterior of your home painted?

We can do it all and would be happy to discuss your next house painting project with you?

Call us now or contact us via email to arrange.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Interior painters Sydney have finished, now add colour

Have you just had your interior painters, Sydney in to paint your home and stuck with neutral colours?

And now it’s time for the fun stuff – it’s time to decorate!

And with decorating you can add some colour, some pop and patterns in a variety of ways:

  • Artwork
  • Cushions
  • Throw blankets
  • Floor rugs
  • Ottomans
  • Stools
  • Lamp shades
  • Photo frames

By approaching your interior decorating this way it’s easier to change your décor than your walls when you want to freshen up a room or make some changes.

Just make sure not to take your neutral too far as you don’t want your home looking boring and sterile.

You can also add interest to your home with patterns in the same natural tones of your walls. It’s a subtle way to add some interest.

Remembering the age old saying “less is more” is a great motto when decorating your home too.

Interior painters Sydney colour wheel example

How colour works and compliments

The first thing you need to do is choose a colour scheme.

There are a few ways you can go about this and referencing a colour wheel would be very handy:

Option 1: Complimentary colours

You can do this by choosing two complimentary colours.

Complimentary colours are those on opposite sides of a colour wheel.

Remember to keep it simple which is why we suggest two colours.

Complimentary work well in rooms that are more on the formal side – lounge rooms, dining rooms and rooms that have more structure to them.

Option 2: Analogous colours

Are colours that are next to each other on a colour wheel.

Great for more casual rooms – family rooms, bedrooms and rooms where you want to relax and chill.

Option 3: Patterns

If you’re going to use a pattern in the room then you can choose a colour from the pattern.

Option 4: Contrast

With contrast, you can then do a high contrast with dark and light colours.

Such as black and white.

Which is great for more formal rooms and spaces

As opposed to a low contrast room.

Which uses more subtle colours for example yellow and sage green.

Where these colours are great for relaxing and more casual rooms where you want to chill.

Great artwork and homewares options in Northern Beaches and North Shore Sydney

If you are looking for some great pieces to add some colour and pop to your neutral walls we have suggestions for you:

interior painters Sydney with Koskela blanket options

 

Featured from: Koskela

Interior painters Sydney home decoration options with Koskela

Featured from: Koskela

 

Interior painters Sydney with Table Tonic and Vault Interiors

Featured from: Vault Interiors

Need interior painters in Sydney

Are you looking at doing any interior or exterior painting in the Northern Beaches and Northshore area of Sydney?

We would be more than happy to discuss your needs.

With over 30 years of experience, there is no job too big or too small for Summit Coatings.

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Useful Tools for Interior Painting in Sydney and the Home Decorator

Interior decorating and DIY interior painting is so popular nowadays.

With all the building and home decorating shows like The Block, House Rules and Grand Designs there really is a surge in homeowners wanting to have a go and do it themselves.

If you watch these shows or similar though you’ll now that one area not to skimp on is the painting.

Painting seems to be one area that contestants on The Block and House Rules generally think they can do themselves but then they don’t end up doing it well usually.

And when your paintwork isn’t done well it can really let the overall finish of your room and the whole home down.

We are going to take you through some of the things any avid DIYer should have in their toolbox when it comes to painting and home decorating which will help you create an A1 finish.

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Interior painting tool must haves

When it comes to tools and supplies for painting you really can’t skimp on these things.

Buying cheap and nasty painters tape/masking tape will either not adhere properly so the paint seeps under the tape or it sticks too well and won’t peel off properly.

Or when you do peel it the tape off it takes the paint off your newly painted wall.

Not an outcome anyone wants!

So, the tools and materials we recommend:

  • A good quality painters tape or masking tape to mask off edges, architraves, windows, etc to make cutting in easier and neater
  • A roller and paint brush in a few varying sizes.
  • Paint pail with handle. A handle is a must if you will be climbing up ladders.
  • Non-slip plastic/cloth for the floor or furniture protection. If you don’t cover your floor or furniture you are guaranteed to spill the paint
  • Plastic bag for in between coats.
  • Steady step ladder or larger depending on what area you need to paint

Wrap your paint brushes, rollers and insert your paint tray/pail into a plastic bag and seal it.

That way you don’t need to wash out your tools between coats and your paint doesn’t dry up.

Make sure you do put something down on the floor underneath and surrounding the area you are painting.

If you are near furniture too then make sure you cover that or at least move it out of the way.

You will be guaranteed to spill or splash the paint if you don’t and it’s a pain to try and remove off some surfaces and materials.

So be proactive rather than reactive.

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Touch ups of your interior walls

Always make sure when fixing an area that you touch up the paintwork with the same tool that it was first painted with – brush or roller.

That way it will blend it to the area a lot better.

You may need to extend the area you are repainting to encompass the whole section of wall.

It will just depend on the size of the area that needed touching up and how long it’s been since it was originally painted.

Paint on wall fades with light through the window and general wear and tear.

If it’s a well lit room with lots of natural light and a high traffic area you may need to bite the bullet and repaint the whole room.

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Interior painting Sydney for the non DIYers

Now DIY isn’t for everyone and some jobs just are too big, too high or in this busy day and age you may just not have the time for it.

And that’s ok as that’s where we come in.

We would be happy to discuss your house painting needs with you.

With over 30 years experience and members of the Master Painters Association, you are guaranteed to receive a job you will love and be proud of from the painting through to the customer service.

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