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:

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Interior painters Sydney home decoration options with Koskela

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Interior painters Sydney with Table Tonic and Vault Interiors

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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.

interior painting Sydney DIY painting tools recommended by Summit Coatings

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.

interior painting Sydney DIY painting by Summit Coatings

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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How to prepare for wallpaper with our residential painter, North Shore


Is it time to freshen up your walls with the help of our residential painters in North Shore or are you going to tackle the preparation work yourself?

Have you previously had wallpaper on your walls, either all of them or as a feature?

If it’s time for a change and you want to freshen up your home and walls with a new look and new wallpaper then our residential painters in North Shore can help.

With wallpaper, it all comes down to good removal techniques and surface preparation.

Having the surface perfect or as near perfect as you can is of the utmost importance.

If you don’t get the surface right then you won’t have clean, smooth walls at the end of the job.

Depending on the angle you are, when the light hits your new wallpaper you may be able to see the little bumps and lumps to annoy you forever (or until the next time you update your walls at least).

residential painter North Shore wallpaper options by Ann Jackson

Source: Ann Jackson Art

Wallpaper removal: DIY or obtain the services of local residential painters, North Shore

Not sure if you want to tackle the task of removing your wallpaper yourself?

It can be a big task, especially if it’s a whole room or house that’s been wallpapered.

If you’ve only used wallpaper on feature walls then it’s not quite as daunting a job, but still, the removal and wall preparation is just as important as the actual wallpaper application.

Pros to DIY wallpaper removal:

  • Can be more economical if all goes to plan, but like all DIY when does it ever go to plan? So, in the long run, it may end up costing you. But obviously, this will depend on your level of experience and expertise too.

Cons to DIY wallpaper removal:

  • Will take you longer than the professional residential painters if you aren’t proficient or haven’t done this before.
  • If you damage the wall surface/plasterboard then it will need to be repaired before new wallpaper can be hung or the walls painted. This may be outside your skillset and you may need to pay someone to repair the walls as a result.
  • You may need to hire equipment to get the job done – a steam stripper for example.
  • If the wallpaper has been on the walls for some time or, heaven forbid, painted over then it will be harder to remove and we would definitely recommend getting the expert residential painters in if this was the case.

Now reading back on our pros and cons list… cons have definitely won out.

What do you think? Would you attempt to remove wallpaper yourself?

Wallpaper removal tips and tools needed

Check out our previous blog post “Tips to Remove Wallpaper” which details some tips and tricks as well as the removal options.

Depending on how long your wallpaper has been on may depend on what method you use.

Surface preparation by our residential painters in North Shore

So, if you do decide to be brave and tackle the job of removing your wallpaper yourself then it’s all about surface preparation when it comes to rehanging new wallpaper or applying paint to your walls.

Now if any damage has been done during the removal process it needs to be fixed.

Wallpaper can be slightly forgiving to imperfections but there would be nothing worse than sitting back enjoying your new room and with the angle, you are sitting you can see a lump or bump.

Once you’ve seen that dreaded lump or bump once your eye will forever be drawn to that spot and it will haunt you until you redecorate again.

These are the main points that you need to consider after your wallpaper has been removed:

1.    Remove all traces of dust and dirt and double check there is no remanence of wallpaper still left

2.    Any bumps, cracks, or anything that is not smooth needs to be filled and repaired with a suitable plaster or crack filler. If you’re not sure what you are doing then touch base with us and we can handle this aspect for you.

3.    Make sure walls are clean and dry and aren’t left wet if you have used a steam stripper.

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DIY wallpaper removal isn’t your thing

That’s ok, as Summit Coatings can handle all aspects for you.

From removing and preparing your walls for you through to hanging new wallpaper or repainting your walls.

If you have had a go at it yourself and you have come to realise it’s beyond your skillset then contact us.

Don’t be embarrassed – we’ve really seen it all over the years.

We have over 30 years’ experience and are also members of the Master Painters Association, so you can rest assured you will get a quality service on all levels.

We can also help you with your wallpaper or paint choices too with our colour consultancy service.

So, get in touch with us for your next home renovation and our residential painters in North Shore and Northern Beaches will be only too happy to help you.


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How to Choose Paint Colours with the Best Commercial Painters in Sydney

Paint colours on commercial properties can make such a big impact. If it’s time to have a commercial painter in Sydney revamp your commercial building then there are a few things to consider.

Your situation will depend on how you approach it:

  • Do you own and occupy the commercial premises?
  • Is the building leased and tenanted?

If the building or premises is tenanted is it a:

  • Short-term tenant or
  • Long term tenant

We are going to talk more about when you own and occupy the building but you can see some ideas here about paint colours and tenanted commercial properties. Our biggest advice would be if you have long term tenants than to consult them on the colours and especially the time-frame.


Commercial painter Sydney interior paint colours with accents


You own and occupy so YOUR commercial painter in Sydney haS scope

If you are in a situation where you occupy the commercial premises and own it then you have carte blanche on how you paint the building inside and out. That is if there are no council restrictions and the property is also not heritage listed. It’s worth consulting with your local council just to make sure.

Paint colours are so important from your branding perspective through to the psychological aspects. This is an interesting article on colour and business which is worth reading. The perception colour can have on people is not only interesting but real. When it comes to the inside of the building colour can have an impact on your staff and clients. Some colours are known for uplifting and motivating which you particularly want with your staff.

For example, white and all the off whites are modern and “in” now but too much white is boring and even sterile which even if you are a doctor’s office you may need a sterile environment when it comes to the health and safety of your staff and patients but you still want to portray a warm and inviting space.


Commercial painter Sydney showcasing a pop of colour in a retail environment


Exterior paint colour advice by the best commercial painter in Sydney – Summit Coatings

When it comes to the exterior of your commercial building you may want to make a statement with your branding colours. That may be utilising the whole space and splashing your brand all over the building or depending on the size, space and location of your building you may wish to make a subtle approach and do a feature piece with your brand colours.

The style of your building and those around it are important to consider.

  • Will all the colours work together?
  • What are the colours used on buildings around you?

If you know the building owners around your property then it doesn’t hurt to touch base and see if they have any plans for updating soon. Especially if you intend to go quite bold with your colour choice.

Also, consider any exterior signage you have on the building or plan to. Will the signage be your statement piece or a part of the overall concept? If the signage is the statement then a more neutral background colour would be the way to go.

When it comes to paint colours also consider what effect and emotion it will have on your clients and your staff. Remember:

Motivating | Inviting | Welcoming.

Sometimes an accent colour can do wonders too. Choosing a slightly darker or lighter shade can really lift and modernise your building.


Commercial painter Sydney Summit Coatings exterior paint colour examples


What to ask your commercial painter in Sydney

When approaching your local commercial painter in Sydney for quotes there are things we recommend you ask:

  1. Insurance – are they fully insured – workers compensation, public liability
  2. Licenses – do they have all the relevant licenses
  3. Experience – have they undertook jobs of similar size and nature previously. Painting a commercial property can have many aspects to it from scaffolding to access and time frames. So, make sure the commercial painter has experience in this area.
  4. Master painter – is the commercial painter’s business a registered master painter? By being a registered master painter, you can rest assured that you will be working with experienced painters who can deliver on service and customer service.

At Summit Coatings, we have all this plus over 30 years’ experience. We specialise in commercial painting around the Northern Beaches and North Shore area of Sydney. We also utilise the best paint brand in the industry Taubmans.

We would love to discuss your commercial painting needs so feel free to contact us when you are ready.


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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Strata Painting of Your Complex and What’s Involved

Deciding on whether your strata property needs painting will depend on a few things. If you are the owner of the strata unit or if you are the Manager of the strata complex and you think the strata painting needs updating. How you approach when your strata property needs painting will depend on which category you fall into too.

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Strata painting from the owner’s perspective

As the owner of the strata unit, townhouse, etc you will need to know what your rights are and where you stand. If you don’t have a copy of your strata properties by-laws then obtain one from either the Strata Committee President or from the Strata Manager. Strata Managers are usually quite helpful and knowledgeable and if you schedule a meeting with them they will be able to tell you and guide you with what you can do and how to go about any changes that you may need to get approval for.

Anything inside your unit is at your discretion when it comes to strata painting. It’s generally anything on the exterior that is classed as common property is where you may come into problems or at least need to get approval on. Even down to repainting the colour of your unit or townhouses front door may need approval from the properties strata committee.

If getting the strata painters is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your renovation then you may like to check this for costing out your renovation.

If you like to get some ideas on what is in when it comes to painting or wallpapering your walls then you might like to check out a previous post we have done.

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Strata painting from the Strata Managers perspective

If you are the Strata Manager and you think the strata painters need to come in to freshen up the property or to fix an area that needs repairing then it will need to get approval from the Strata Committee at a Committee meeting. How financial the Body Corporate is will no doubt come into play. The Strata Committee will need to discuss how urgent the strata painting is. And as the Strata Manager, you can advise the Committee of this and what action needs to be taken to remedy the situation if the Body Corporate isn’t currently in a position to cover the works.

The Strata Manager may like to suggest that the Body Corporate take the opportunity to refresh and update the colour scheme of the property if it is warranted or would make the property look better. As the Strata Manager, you can present the pros and cons of this:


  • Increase real estate value.
  • Update and modernise the façade.
  • Increase visual appeal to property making it easier to sell or find tenants.
  • Increase rental returns.


  • Decrease the financial position of the Body Corporate.
  • Body Corporate fees may rise to cover the extra expense.

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Why choose Summit Coatings as your strata painters, Sydney

You definitely want to use a reliable and reputable company for your strata painting and you can rest assured you will get that with us. We have over 30 years’ experience in the painting industry and are also registered Master Painters. We have extensive experience working on large projects such as strata properties and are used to organising the job required with Strata Managers, Body Corporates and Strata Committees. We would be more than happy to come out and discuss the work needed, timeframe and quote for the job, just contact us now to arrange.


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Strata painting strata complex testimonial with Summit Coatings


Strata complex painting and what’s involved

Being an owner of a strata property can have so many benefits some of which you can read in our blog post from last week. They key though is to engage the services of a good strata and community management company if you can. They can take on managing things like:

  • Maintenance – especially when it comes to when your strata complex painting needs completing.
  • General upkeep.
  • Enforcing and monitoring the strata complex by-laws and staying up to date on these areas.
  • The day to day finances and communication.
  • General administration.

We have worked with many strata managers and management companies over the years while undertaking strata complex painting for their clients. It’s amazing what a spot of colour, refresh or complete makeover can do to the inside and outside of your strata complex.

What’s involved in having your strata complex painting completed

To start with we will meet with the strata manager or committee liaison to walk through what is needed from their perspective and we can make our recommendations too. We will then provide a detailed quote. Because of our experience with painting strata complexes and commercial work we are well skilled in coming in on budget and on time. Given that there is normally a lot of people affected when you have your strata complex painting completed having the job completed on time is very important too so the least disruption is caused to the residents and community members and alternate arrangements can be made if necessary.

If need be we are happy to speak with your strata manager or committee liaison regarding any questions they may have concerning the quote, the timeline or the products we use.


strata complex painting at Hornsby with Summit Coatings

How to choose your strata complex paint colours

Choosing your paint colours can be quite a task but we are here to help! You may just wish to refresh the paint colours you already have or take this as a good opportunity to revamp the strata complex a bit with some new colours.

It’s a good idea to do some research:

  • Speak to the strata committee members or residents and community members and see what they would prefer.
  • Is your strata complex heritage listed? There are some quite strict rules and regulations regarding what you can and can’t do when it comes to paint colours. Check out a previous blog post we did on heritage properties and paint colours. You would probably know already if your strata property is but it doesn’t hurt to double check just in case too.
  • Google, Pinterest, etc are always great resources to see what colours work well together and our preferred paint supplier Taubmans have an online colour chart too which is a great reference.
  • You can also take a drive around your local area to see what other properties and complexes use when it comes to colour.

If you still aren’t sure or if your committee can’t come to an agreement then we also have a colour consultant who can help you through the process too.


paint colour examples with Taubmans and Summit Coatings

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Why choose Summit Coatings for your strata complex painting

We are experienced strata complex painters and commercial painters so we know how to manage and complete large jobs and in some instances awkward spaces and access points. We have a lot of experience managing jobs where a lot of people will be affected such as with strata properties and communities. And are happy to work with you to ensure the least disruption to your residents and community members.

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You can rest assured we have the correct insurances and licenses for a job of this size. We also have experience in dealing with local councils should we need to go that avenue too.

We are also proud members of the Master Painters Association so you can rest assured you will receive a quality and timely job from our experienced strata painters in Sydney.



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