When it comes to interior painting, the finish, the colour, the execution and the type of paint is all important. Which is why we share our top interior painting for Sydney tips. Knowledge is power we believe so to ensure you hire a suitable house painting company it’s important to know what they should be executing correctly and how.
If you obtain the wrong house painter for the job it isn’t usually a cheap or easy fix to rectify the problem. So by knowing what to look for and what questions to ask will ensure you get the right contractor and the job done right the first time.
Tip 1: Interior painting for Sydney tips regarding best paint finishes
It’s of paramount importance that the right paint is used for the room. Kitchen and bathroom require a special paint – Taubmans Endure Kitchen and Bathroom. That is suitable for steam and the like which is generated in kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchen and bathroom paints also prevent mould and mildew build up which is again something generated in kitchen and bathrooms due to the steam build up if the rooms aren’t properly ventilated. Taubmans Endure with Nanoguard is even better at this than other brands as it has small and large particles that provide a better barrier against the things mentioned above that you don’t want.
There are also different types of paint depending on if the area is in a high traffic area for example. If you have pets or young children in particular then you will want a paint that is easily wiped over. It’s amazing where those sticky fingers and muddy paw prints can turn up. The type of finish you like too should also come into play. Not everyone likes or wants a gloss or matte finish. Everyone is different and your interior painting contractor should have this discussion with you when they come to quote for your project. They need to understand how you use your home and what you like and then make their recommendations based on this. They need to educate you on what is best for your project so that you are happy with the end result and what you have to live with.
If your painting contractor doesn’t use the right paint type or the right tools for the job then you aren’t going to receive a quality long lasting job. When the interior painting contractor comes to discuss your project you need to ask questions about what they use, etc. If they don’t give you a definitive answer or hesitate or fob you off then that is a red flag in itself. And we recommend you find a new contractor to provide a quote.
Tip 2: How to choose paint colours for your interior walls
Choosing the right colour is also very important. There are many things that come into play here when it comes to the style and colour of your:
- Home – modern, traditional, heritage for example
- Window furnishings
- Floor coverings
- Accessories and wall art that you don’t wish to change or that may have special meaning to you
All of the above that you don’t want to change should be considered when making your choice.
What patterns you have in the above too should also be considered. If you don’t have any patterns or very minimal then you can be more outgoing and bold with your colour choices. Remember though that bolder comes usually go out of fashion as quickly as they come in. which is why we are finding people these days are choosing more subtle colours that are staying modern and fresher for longer. Clients are then choosing to accessorise with colours and patterns. That way as fashions come and change it’s much easier and more economical to change and update your items.
Consider too how much natural and artificial light your rooms get. If a room doesn’t get a lot of natural light for example and is naturally darker which is something you want to lift, then this is something that you can do with white and other lighter colours. You wouldn’t want to put a dark, deep colour into a room that isn’t naturally well lit as it will just enclose your space and darken it even more.
Tip 3: How to use bold colours or splashes of colour for your interior painting projects
Consider your surrounds and the style of your home and furniture/furnishings. Pick an area of your home that isn’t as busy that you wish to highlight. You may like to use our interior painting for Sydney tips and choose to do a feature wall with:
- Paint colours
- Patterns – whether it be paint or wallpaper
- Wallpaper or murals
- Other types of material – feature panels and screens, wooden panelling
A feature wall can be quite a powerful tool and a great way to make an impact. It’s also a great way to move with the times and use the colours and textures that are “in” style. That way when they go out of style they’re easier and quicker to change as they’re normally a smaller area.
Bold colours aren’t as good to use in smaller rooms either unless you are doing a feature wall. If you are set on painting the whole room a bold colour then pick a medium to a large sized room.
Tip 4: What you need to know about prepping before we arrive
We will discuss any imperfections with you when we come to quote for you. And anything like this we can fix at the time or depending on the severity of them we can arrange to have them patched and fixed prior to painting day.
But any flaky paint, mould and the like will need to be fixed before we start with your new paintwork. As the preparation of your surface has a big part to play in the finished product. So, we want to make sure this is A1 before we start.
If you’re able to remove all wall art and as much furniture as you can that is much appreciated. We do recommend removing any “special items.” We are as careful as can be but sometimes accidents do happen and not all contractors are as careful as what we are.
Tip 5: Why use a professional
If you choose the right interior painting contractor that is suitably qualified, insured then you are well on the way to getting the job done right the first time. If you aren’t sure then you can always contact the Master Painters Association in your area who can recommend reputable companies in your area.
If you follow our interior painting for Sydney tips though you are armed with the knowledge on what to look for and what to ask.
At Summit Coatings we have over 30 years of experience and are also a proud Member of the NSW Master Painters Association and have one many an award with them. Which really does say about the type of work we do and the way we conduct ourselves. To be a member there is a code of conduct amoung other things to abide by. So if you are in a position where you haven’t been able to get a referral from a friend or neighbour then contact your local Master Painters Association and see who they recommend in your area.
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