Is it time again for the professional residential painter Sydney?

Your home is usually the biggest asset you will ever own and the most important! We are asked by our customers time and time again ‘when is it time to get their professional residential painter in Sydney back’? Below we look at the signs to look out for and the benefits of using a professional residential painter for your Sydney home.

Why it’s important to use a professional residential painter to maintain your Sydney home

The paintwork of your Sydney home isn’t just a cosmetic function. It’s a protective barrier and is your home’s first defence against the elements! When paint fades, peels, chips, or sustains damage, you are putting your home at risk of much worse things than just not looking its best. Living in Sydney, and often near the beach, our professional residential painters see a lot of homes with poorly kept paintwork. This is mainly due to the wear and tear that comes with living near the ocean! Salt damage is a killer for exterior paint in particular. But don’t worry, we can fix even the most damaged of homes! Take a look at our gallery for some fantastic professional painting transformations like the one below.

Use a professional residential painter Sydney to maintain your homes exterior before photo from Summit Coatings

Use a professional residential painter Sydney to maintain your homes exterior. The after photo from Summit Coatings

However, the most important tip we can give is to book the services of your professional residential painter Sydney before the damage occurs. It’s an important part of maintaining your home and will save you a lot of money in the long run. So, remember, keep an eye out for the warning signs!

What are the signs that your Sydney home needs a professional residential painter?

The exterior of your home usually needs repainting every 5-10 years. A variety of factors come into play including the material of your home and the elements such as sea salt. The interior of your home is different. The life of your interior paint really depends on your lifestyle. If you have small children or pets you may notice you need your professional residential painters back more often than those homeowners who don’t. We also find Landlords tend to need our services more frequently than live-in homeowners.

Keep an eye out for the following telltale signs that you need a visit from your professional residential painter Sydney:

  • Cracking, flaking or bubbling paint
  • Mould
  • Mildew
  • Water stains
  • Any exposed bare wood
  • Chalky residue coming off on your hands
  • Outdated colours
  • Faded paint
  • Damaged plaster
  • Damaged architraves or doors
  • Marks and stains that cleaning just won’t remove

Painting seems easy so why get in the professional residential painter for your Sydney home?

There are many reasons why you should choose to use the best residential house painters in Sydney over attempting a DIY job.

We have all watched the renovations shows and think ‘I can do that’. While painting seems easy, it’s more than just a simple coat on the walls. Repainting your walls, trims, doors, etc. can be a big job and therefore time-consuming. It can drag on forever before you are finished. The chaos caused due to the length of time and having to move and rearrange furniture can quickly become a nightmare. Not to mention the usual work and family commitments getting in the way.

Ask yourself do you have the time and effort needed to give your home the justice it deserves? You don’t want to be relaxing on the couch after finishing your painting only to notice a little, or big, imperfection! You certainly won’t be relaxing with that in your face every day. And once you’ve noticed it your eyes will be drawn to it every time you are in the room.

Some jobs require a lot of preparation. Plaster or wood sometimes need patching. Your base items need to be repaired properly or the finished painting will be compromised. This is often the hardest part of residential painting. Luckily, it’s a big part of what we do. Another factor to consider is the materials you may need to complete the job. Some Sydney homes, depending on height, will require big ladders and scaffolding.

Why use a professional residential painter in Sydney. Tips from Summit Coatings.

So, if you have spotted any of the above warning signs, or are just simply sick of your paint colour, why not contact us today? Our professional residential painters in Sydney will work closely with you to ensure we take all the stress out of painting your home. We are an award-winning company and guarantee you’ll be blown away by our service!



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Stop! What to do before your North Shore house painter comes

So, you’ve decided to get in the best North Shore house painter to spruce up your place. But what do you need to do before the house painters come? We take a look at the main things you need to prepare. We will also cover how to choose a licensed North Shore house painter.

Why preparing for your North Shore house painter is important?

Like with most things, preparation is key! To get the best results that last, preparing for your North Shore house painter is essential. Whether it’s your entire house being painted or just a minor touch up, the better you prepare, the better the results will be.

What homework do I need to do before our North Shore house painter arrives?

There are two main things to do before you start painting your North Shore home:

1.  Decide why you want to re-paint your home?

Really think about your reasons for wanting to re-paint. Do you want a new style and colour completely or just a re-fresh of the existing colour? Ask yourself how this will affect the rest of your home and its colours/styles. You can work closely with one of our experienced Colour Consultants to go over all your options and discuss your vision.

2.  Time to do some due diligence

This is the most important aspect of your homework! We see time and time again clients coming to us after experiencing terrible service from other companies. It’s really important to look into the companies you have to quote your North Shore house painting job. Google and social media can be a goldmine for this. Check the reviews carefully! It’s also a good idea to check the company’s website thoroughly. Search through their gallery to look at their previous work.

Do I need to move furniture before our North Shore house painters arrive?

Our answer? Yes, please! The most considerate preparation you can do for your North Shore painters is to clear the room of all furniture. A clear room allows your painters to work easily and, in turn, complete the job quickly and efficiently.

If you can’t remove all furniture, the next best thing is to move everything into the center of the room. Feel free to cover your furniture if you wish. Plastic dust sheets are great for this and can be easily taped down. We can then use our drop cloths over the top to protect from paint splatters.

A lot of our clients take the opportunity of moving furniture and items out of the room to do a thorough spring clean. By removing everything from a room you’re almost forced to sort out your belongings. Out with the old and in with the new, as they say!

 Do I move furniture before our North Shore house painters arrive. Tips from Summit Coatings

What cleaning needs to be done before our North Shore house painters arrive?


The cleaner the walls, the better our Taubmans Endure paint will look! Start by getting your vacuum out and cleaning the buildup of dust around the skirting, cornices and anywhere else dirt may have gathered. Don’t forget those pesky cobwebs as well! It’s best to vacuum the entire room so there’s no potential of dust and dirt flying up and sticking to the newly applied wet paint.

Washing walls

It’s best to wash all walls before they are painted. Some areas of the home will need more cleaning than others, just like your general household cleaning. We suggest using a product like Sugar Soap or a simple solution of detergent and warm water to wash your interior walls.

Bathrooms areas can also gather mould and mildew which are no good for painting. This will have to be removed before your North Shore house painters arrive. Same goes for kitchen areas. Kitchens gather grease and grease is the number one enemy for your house painters.

Filling in walls

Your North Shore house painter can definitely help with any plaster repairs. It’s just part of what we do. However, if you do want to save a little extra money, you can let your inner DIY master shine!  Your North Shore house will need to have smooth walls before painting begins. Examine your walls and repair any damage or talk to us at the time of quoting to discuss any areas that need patching.

What wall fittings do I need to remove before our North Shore house painters arrive?

It is important to remove all pictures, photos, and wall hangings. If you plan to re-hang your items in the same position, leave your hooks etc. where they are. If you decide you’d like to completely re-decorate, remove all hooks carefully and patch the holes. To avoid chipping plaster, use pillars to twist the hooks out of the wall. Any electrical appliances, such as televisions, brackets etc. also need to be removed.

What wall fittings to remove before North Shore house painters arrive as recommended by Summit Coatings

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The better you prepare for our North Shore house painters, the better the job will be! Contact us now to discuss your painting needs and how we can help you prepare and complete your next painting project.



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Northern Beaches House Painters Share Tips for Perfect Picture Hanging

We’ve covered how to match your interior painting to your wall art but now it’s time to focus on the art itself! Whether it’s an expensive painting or a framed family photo, our Northern Beaches house painters share the best tips for perfect picture hanging and answer the most common questions we are asked.

The most important tip our Northern Beaches house painters can share starts with what you are hanging your picture on

Ascertain what material your wall is – brick, plaster, masonry, timber etc. This will determine the best way to perfectly hang your picture. It will also determine the tools and equipment you will need to get the job done.

  • Brick walls can withstand heavy pictures easily and you won’t need to locate a wall stud or use wall anchors
  • Plaster walls will require you to locate a wall stud and usually use wall anchors or toggles
  • Timber walls will require a nail, screw or picture hook
  • Plastic adhesive hooks can be used for lightweight pictures. These are great for rental properties or if you simply don’t want to put holes in your walls. Just don’t use on newly painted walls.
  • Canvas prints are best perfected using the flush mount hanging technique

What is the best height to hang pictures?

As a general rule, perfect picture hanging is achieved by keeping your picture eye-level. If you are hanging a picture in a room where more time is spent standing than sitting, your eye level will be higher than that of a room where you spend more time sitting. This is something to take into consideration and look at the positioning options from all angles.

Always avoid hanging pictures too high though. The top tip from our Northern beaches house painters is to ensure your guests aren’t injuring their necks when checking out your beautiful pictures!

What picture goes where we hear you ask our Northern Beaches house painters?

Perfect picture hanging can also come down to the location of your picture. Our tip is to keep smaller, more detailed pictures to smaller spaces of your Northern Beaches home. In turn, larger pictures that require more room to take in the whole picture and the wow factor should be hung in a larger space.

Larger pictures are great as focal points opposite an entrance to a room or at the end of a hallway. Whereas small pictures are best hung along the wall of a hallway or hung in a set with other small pictures.

How do I hang a group of pictures is another one our house painters are asked a lot?

Our Northern beaches house painters main tip for perfect group picture hanging is to always treat the pictures as one image. This tip will ensure your grouping looks like it belongs together. Spacing your pictures is also important. Pictures should not be too far nor too close to each other. When grouping pictures you’ll definitely need to follow our next tip.

 Our Northern Beaches house painters share tips on how to group pictures from Summit Coatings


Do a picture hanging test run

A common mistake made is making a hole in your wall without fully assessing the best option. And this is just cringe-worthy if your walls have just been painted. We hear your paint! Our tip to avoid unwanted holes is to use some scrap paper or newspaper and cut to the size of your photo frame/artwork. Position the paper on the wall and stand back to assess. Rearrange the paper until you are happy with its position.

Or if you happen to be tech savvy you can always do a mockup in Photoshop or another similar program. And then see what the actual images themselves would look like.

What lighting is best to enhance my pictures and images?

It’s best to hang your picture in a well-lit area to show it off, of course! Direct sunlight and fluorescent lighting will damage your picture though. The best option is to use spotlighting for each picture. This will add a fantastic effect and will bring focus to your picture hanging. Another popular choice is the gallery system art wands. These wands are very easy to install.

Stay away from heat sources

Our Northern beaches house painters understand your pictures and artwork are of great value to you. Avoid picture hanging near any heat sources or any area with high humidity such as a bathroom. These areas will damage your picture. And you don’t want that.

Consider your furniture

When arranging your pictures always centre them with the wall in mind, but also consider your furniture. For example, some couches sit higher than others. So, be sure to hang your pictures high enough so the couch back doesn’t interfere with things. The same goes for higher furniture. If you have a bookshelf against the wall, it’s best not to hang a picture too close to this to avoid that cluttered look either.

Our Northern Beaches house painters share furniture placement tips from Summit Coatings


We share these tips with you for perfect picture hanging as we take great pride in our Northern beaches house painters and the work they do. And we know it’s important to compliment your perfectly painted walls with perfectly hung pictures! Contact us today for more tips and advice and quote for your painting needs.



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House painter Sydney colour forecasts for 2018

The 2018 year is now in full swing and it’s time our house painters in Sydney take a look at what colours are trending. We tend to know a thing or two about spectacular colour schemes in our line of work. And we want to help you share this knowledge with you so your home looks it’s best. When it comes to colour schemes they’re one of those things that can really make or break a house too. So you really do want to get it right.

All those purple lovers would have been thrilled to see that the Pantone colour of the year is ultraviolet. Will house colours follow this trend? Sorry, all you purple lovers out there, you will be disappointed! We won’t be seeing a lot of ultraviolet houses in Sydney this year – thank goodness! That might just be a bit too much.

Choosing the right colours to paint your Sydney house can be daunting. The colour palette will set the tone for your entire home. And this year the options are endless for beautiful colour schemes.

Our house painters Sydney 2018 interior forecast

This year is all about bringing the outside, in. We will see a lot of green and terracotta interiors this year. Previously we have seen a lot of terracotta’s on the exterior of our Sydney houses, but not this year. Embrace the deep, rich terracotta tones and break them up with beautiful greens and subtle pinks.

Colours don’t just make our homes look wonderful they also play a bit part on how your emotions. Do you have a busy and stressful life? Then utilize colours and tones that evoke relaxation.

  • Subtle pinks: great for creating a touch of femininity and class as well as softening the overall look of a room.
  • Green: creates a relaxed feel in a room and has been known to help people sleep better. Green could be a winning choice for your bedroom or baby’s nursery.

House painters Sydney colour affects Summit Coatings


Standing strong this year are the ever faithful greys and charcoals. You can create a moody and dramatic interior with the use of lovely cloudy greys and bold charcoals. Yes, bold colours like charcoals can go horribly wrong, but can also go incredibly right! With our help you can create a winning interior colour scheme. Just ask us about our colour consultancy service.

Our top interior colour choices from the Taubmans Endure’s Extensive paint colour range

House painters Sydney interior colour forecast 2018 from Summit Coatings


The 2018 exterior colour forecast from our house painters Sydney

 The exterior of your Sydney house will be the first thing people see and remember – first impressions count! Let’s take a look at what this year will bring for our house painters in Sydney.

2018 has a consistent theme – relaxation. The colour forecast for this year’s exteriors follows the interiors’ calming and relaxing tones. Think greys, creams and light colours.

Making a big comeback is the red brick! The look that has been around for as long as anyone can remember is back on trend. Mix in some softer edges with the red brick to bring in a modern look, similar to the house below, with part red brick, part render.

Don’t be afraid to add some patterns and textures to the exterior of your Sydney house. Think concrete patio paired with a red brick façade and finished with soft colours for the door and windows. Adding to this with some amazing landscaping would give you endless textures to choose from.

House painters Sydney, Summit Coatings 2018 exterior colour forecasts

Taubmans 2018 colour of the year is Black Flame. If you are brave enough to use this shade on the exterior of your home, you’ll no doubt be the stand out house on your Sydney Street.

Before choosing the paint for your Sydney house it’s best to take a drive around your local area and check out the neighbourhood. There’s no better way to see what colours work best than seeing them on an actual house! Be nosey, take notes of what looks good and what doesn’t. Keep an eye out for houses of a similar style to yours to get the best inspiration.

The good news is, colour trends for exteriors cycle very slowly. This means your Sydney house exterior will stay on trend for a long time.

House painters Sydney Summit Coatings service Northern Beaches and North Shore too


Need more inspiration? Check out our gallery or, better yet, meet with one of colour consultants who will be able to assist you to choose the best colours for your Sydney home. Contact us today to get your house on trend with the 2018 colour forecast!



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5 painting tips from the best painters North Shore

We are going to share our painting tips from the best painters in North Shore and surrounds. Painting really is something you want to be done right. And there are steps you need to take to make sure you get the best finish possible.

Painting Tip 1 from the best painters North Shore: Prep like you never have before

As we’ve said before preparation really is everything. From filling cracks, dings, dents, and holes in your plaster to washing and sanding any rough spots. You want a clean, smooth wall to paint.

If you aren’t comfortable or confident with plastering and getting a smooth finish then call a professional plasterer. Repairing plaster can easily go south and plasterers will probably tell you that a lot of their small jobs are fixing up botched jobs. You don’t want to be sitting back relaxing and looking at your imperfect plaster joints or patches. It will seriously drive your mad!!!

If you are going to tackle the job yourself your local hardware store should be happy to make sure you purchase the right products.

Don’t forget to make sure your walls are clean too. You can check out the best way to wash your walls in our previous article options to update your residential painting in time for Christmas.

Painting Tip 2 from the best painters North Shore: Use canvas drop cloths instead of plastic

Using a canvas style drop cloth rather than plastic is much easier and saver to do particularly on the floors. Plastic gets slippery which can be dangerous on the floors. Plastic also slips and slides so it can easily move exposing your flooring or furniture and accidents can happen before you realise.

Plastic also rips and tears quite easily so isn’t nearly as long lasting as cotton or canvas. Whereas canvas style drop cloths are a lot more resilient and longer lasting.

Painting tips from the best painters of interior houses, Summit Coatings

Interior painting project at Killara


Painting Tip 3: How to cut in and keep it straight

There are many tools out there to help you cut in straight. But you can’t go past a steady hand and a decent paint brush. Remember practise makes perfect!

If you aren’t lucky enough to have a steady hand though these can be a great little tool – Shur-Line Premium Wheel Edger. You do need to be careful of the following though:

a) Make sure your adjoining wall or ceiling’s paint isn’t wet as if that’s the case this little tool won’t work. As the little wheels on the top run down the adjoining wall/ceiling to guide you along.

b) Whatever you do don’t get any paint on those little rollers

c) Make sure you the little bristles on the pad don’t go astray and off track leaving a mark on the adjoining wall/ceiling.

d) Don’t add too much paint to your pad either as you’ll have paint oozing out where you don’t want it to go

Need to cut in around doors or windows?

Then masking tape is great to pop around the frames. Just make sure you peel it off before the paint has tried as you don’t want it pulling the paint off too. Always do a sweep of the painted edge where you need to roller with a brush to feather the edge out so you aren’t left with a ridge or bump.

Painting Tip 4: How to stop your tools – rollers, brushes, paint tray drying out between coats

Why wrap them in plastic of course. Whether it be a garbage bag for the trays and smaller grocery bags or cling wrap for the paint brushes and rollers. Wrap them tight and you’ll be amazed at how wet they still are when you go back to do your subsequent coats. So much easier than washing out between coats all the time.

Painting tips from the best painters in North Shore Summit Coatings on site at Jonah's Restaurant's commercial painting project.

Summit team on site at Jonah’s Restaurant | commercial painting project

Painting Tip 5: Peel off the painters tape before it’s fully dry

If you have used painters tape to mask off doors, windows, light switches or skirting boards. Make sure you peel off the tape before it’s fully dry. If it’s too dry when you peel off the tape disaster can strike and it can peel off the paint too. Which is just devastating when you’ve finished and packed everything away.

What now if you have decided painting isn’t for you

So after reading through our 5 top tips from the best painters in North Shore. Are you inspired to tackle it yourself? Or have you decided that interior or exterior house painting isn’t your thing or you just don’t have the time? Don’t hesitate to call us here at Summit Coatings.

We are more than happy to discuss your next painting project with you. No matter how big or small we can help you. We have over 30 years of experience and are members and award winners of the NSW Master Painters Association so you are guaranteed and assured to receive a quality paint finish you will be happy and proud of.



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5 things you must know: interior painting Sydney tips

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
  • Furniture
  • 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.

Interior painting Sydney with Summit Coatings house painting in progress

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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Options to update your residential painting in time for Christmas

Christmas is coming around fast and quick so now is the time to freshen up things around your home. Not sure where to start then here are some options to update your residential painting.

It doesn’t always need to be as complicated as you think. Sometimes KISS – keep it simple stupid is the best way to go. But we run through the simple, medium and all the way options.

Simple options to update your residential painting

The simple option and the option that has the quickest turnaround is to wash your internal and external walls to freshen up your home.

If you’ve left it too late to get your house painting booked in and executed before Christmas, then washing your walls is a great alternative. Water and detergent, sugar soap or even environmental cloths if you prefer a more eco-friendly option can do wonders. Also adding essential oils to your water has some great antibacterial benefits as well as the aroma benefits.

Just remember don’t oversaturate your plaster with water. You don’t want to create another problem and have soggy plaster to repair.

It’s amazing just how dirty internal walls can get if you have young children and pets. So, a spring clean but in summer can freshen things up nicely before Christmas and if you use essential oils when cleaning it can freshen up your air too.

Medium option: if time is a problem, pick a feature wall

If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands and let’s face it, in the leadup to Christmas who does. So as a compromise pick a feature wall in a few key rooms to freshen up with wall paint or wallpaper.

There really are some stunning wallpaper options in a style to suit all rooms and home decorating styles.

Keep it simple with a feature wall and then add some special Christmas features and decorations. Or some new home decor items to liven up your space.

There are some gorgeous unique Christmas and home décor items on MadeIt. They’re all local Australian designers and makers too. So why not support and shop local this Christmas season and enjoy some new home décor items while you are at it.

Options to update your residential painting with Summit Coatings

Full commitment options to update your residential painting

Do you want to make a full commitment to your home painting and have enough time before Christmas? Then have your home repainted by the professionals. We do get quite busy in the leadup to Christmas so get in early to secure your date and not be disappointed.

By having your home repainted you can use the opportunity to change your colour scheme and freshen things up that way too. Then sit back, relax and enjoy your newly painted home. Enjoy it too when you have family and friends around for Christmas and New Year and they admire your new paintwork. There really isn’t a better feeling! And you can enjoy your festive celebrations in style.

When it’s time for your next house painting project

Then call Summit Coatings. We are more than happy to discuss your house painting needs no matter how big or small in the Northern Beaches and North Shore area of Sydney. We have over 30 years experience in the house painting and commercial painting business. We have also won many awards with the Master Painters Association of NSW.


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Why choose the best painter North Shore Sydney?

Do you live in the North Shore area of Sydney? Then you want to choose the best painter in North Shore. Don’t compromise. Your home deserves the best you can provide it. Your Sydney home deserves the best interior and exterior protection from the weather and you deserve to have your home looking it’s best. For that to happen you need the best house painter in North Shore.

Best painter in North Shore guarantee

By choosing the best painter in North Shore you are guaranteed to engage a painting company that knows the area. Knows your homes challenges – sun, salt air depending on your location to the beach, as well as heritage requirements if your home falls within that scope.

Check to see what sort of guarantee if any the company you wish to engage has on their workmanship and the product they use. If they don’t have any, then that should tell you something. Run the other way!

Recommendations for the best painter in North Shore

By using a local North Shore house painter that’s the best at what they do, you will no doubt be able to get a recommendation from a local, friend, family member or neighbour or who has recently had some house painting undertaken.

There’s nothing better than a recommendation and being able to see the actual workmanship first hand. Also, how the painting company presents and conducts themselves goes a long way to show you what sort of experience you are going to have should you engage that company. A company that takes pride in their vehicle/s, tools and presentation says a lot about the people they employ and the company itself and their expectations.

Summit Coatings winner of the Master Painters Awards for Excellence

What a company known as being the best painter North Shore tells you

  1. They are experienced
  2. They are professional
  3. They are familiar with the area and any challenges or special traits
  4. There pricing is fair and competitive
  5. They are fully licensed and insured
  6. You will be happy with the work carried out and

Local office in the North Shore area

If your house painters are local to the area, then chances are they will also have an office or base at least in the area.

For some people having a local office is a great positive as they can drop in anytime during business hours. Having this reassurance that the company they are engaging is above board and legit is a great piece of mind for some. Especially in this day and age where scams are dodgy people are rife.

Are you still looking for the best house painter in North Shore?

Then look no further. We have offices in Warriewood and service the North Shore and the Northern Beaches area of Sydney.

We are also known for being the best commercial and residential painters around as our recent awards and recognition at the Master Painters Association NSW’s Awards presentation.

We are just a phone call or email away or why not drop by our Warriewood office to discuss your next painting project.


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4 Tips about exterior painting from best house painter North Shore

With summer around the corner, it’s time to think about exterior painting and booking in with the best house painter in North Shore.

Have your home looking its best for Christmas and the holidays if you have visiting family and friends.

Our 4 tips from the best house painter North Shore

Tip 1: Wear and tear on your paintwork

If you notice any signs of wear and tear:

  • Blistering paint
  • Fading paint
  • Peeling paint

Then contact your local painters asap for a quote. The sooner you have the repainting done the better. There is less chance of damage being done making it easier and more economical to complete the job.

Tip 2: Obtain quotes from experienced, reputable and licensed house painters.

Always obtain more than 1 quote. If possible, get a recommendation from a friend or family member that lives nearby. Recommendation and word of mouth is wonderful and firsthand experience says a lot.

If you’re not sure and can’t get a recommendation, then contact your local Master Painters Association or look for their emblem when sourcing quotes. You can read about Why hiring a Master Painter in Sydney makes a difference.

Remember too if a quote is considerably lower than others there may be a good reason. Do they have insurance, the right tools, the right experience? So be wary and cautious if this does occur.

Best house painter North Shore with Summit Coatings

Tip 3: Decide if it’s time for a facelift and colour scheme update

If it’s time to repaint the exterior of your home. Whether you have a weatherboard home and need your whole home repainted or you only have feature aspects that need repainting. Why not take the opportunity to give your home a facelift and update your colour scheme while you are at it?

We have more information on a previous post Choose the right exterior paint colours for your home around Northern Beaches and North Shore.

Tip 4: Plan and consider the time of year for your house painters Northern Beaches

The time of the year can play a part. If you are particularly wanting your home repainted before Christmas or during a certain period. We recommend organising quotes, so you can book in as soon as possible.

Before Christmas can be one of the busiest times of years for house painters and over Christmas can be too from a commercial aspect. Commercial painters need to use the times that businesses and warehouses are closed to go in and repaint.

It’s time to get quotes from the best house painter in North Shore

Contact Summit Coatings then. We would love to chat with you about your next residential, commercial or strata complex painting project.



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How to choose a licensed painter Sydney

How to choose a licensed painter in Sydney is extremely important! House painting covers a huge area of your home – inside, outside, walls, ceilings, architraves, features and the list goes on.

With so much paintwork you are looking at it regularly, how can you avoid not to. But when you look at something so regularly and there is an imperfection that is where your eye will be drawn 100% of the time.

And how annoying and frustrating is that!!!!

So, it’s important to get it done right the first time. Otherwise, fixing mistakes and errors can be quite costly in the long run depending what the damage is.

There are 6 important factors on how to choose a licensed painter in Sydney

Experience and how to choose a licensed painter in Sydney with Summit Coatings

Experience is so important when choosing a licensed painter in Sydney

Ask them about previous work they have carried out, ask for references and testimonials from previous and current clients and check out their online presence.

Do they have a website and social media channels? Is the website showing actual properties they have painted or do the images look like stock images?

Also, ask them how long they have been in business. this is quite important as if they have only been in business quite a short time that can be cause for alarm, but everyone has to start somewhere and that may be all it is.

If they have only been in business a short time, ask them about their background. Have they previously been a house painter and if so for how long?

They may have only just gone out on their own but have oodles of experience behind them.

If they are new to business though make sure they have all their insurances and licenses in place. As this is something that can be sometimes overlooked but is an extremely important part of a business and engaging a painting contractor.

Are they a Sydney Master Painter? Being a member of the Master Painters Association NSW or the relevant state body to where you are located says a lot.

Quotes are another important aspect when choosing a licensed painter in Sydney

We recommend getting at least 3. And engage 3 reputable companies too. Referrals from friends and neighbours go a long way to finding a reputable house painter in Sydney.

Pay attention to how you are treated during the quotation process. If you are mucked around, rescheduled, they’re late, don’t turn up at all and there is no communication explaining what is happening then that’s a red flag for how the painting process will go.

Time is precious, and everyone would love more of it. We are in business ourselves and understand things happen. A client may be running late, we might have been held up ourselves for an unforeseen reason, traffic could be bad, etc. But a quick phone call to let your potential client know what is happening goes a long way!

Insurance and license considerations when deciding how to choose a licensed painter in Sydney

It is critical that the painters you decide to use have the correct insurances and licenses in place. It doesn’t matter if it’s strata painting you need, a heritage painter in Sydney or residential painters in Northern Beaches. Or even if it’s a hi-rise painter in Sydney.

All painting contractors, businesses and companies should have the relevant licenses and insurances to protect themselves, you, your home and the public.

Don’t be afraid to ask the question – do they have insurance and licenses? General liability, workers compensation and Home Warranty Insurance if the work to be carried out is over $20,000.

Ask to see their Certificate of Currency for their insurances. Don’t just take their word for it.

The Master Painters Association of NSW or your state is full of great information regarding painting contractors. Do check to see what the requirements are in your state as they do vary from state to state

Hi-rise painter Sydney and how to choose a licensed painter with Summit Coatings

Preparation and tools can say a lot about when your painting contractor is professional and licensed

First impressions are everything and after the quoting processing seeing how they prepare the area to be painted and what tools your painters have can say a lot about them.

If their tools are haggard and on their last legs or look like they’ve fallen off the back of a truck well that’s a huge warning bell for you.

When it comes to preparation you don’t your home or commercial painter to hold back in this area. It’s the foundation for your finish so you want the area prepped properly to get a professional finish.

Testimonials and references relevant to the work you are having carried out

Whether you are having:

You want to see testimonials and references or speak to those that have similar work completed to what you are wanting to have done.

Make sure you do your due diligence and check any testimonials and references provided by your professional painters.

Guarantee – do your licensed painters provide one?

Always check what sort of guarantee your licenses painters in Sydney provide. Or do they provide one at all?

If they don’t provide one, then that is again a warning bell.

There should be a guarantee on the actual paint and materials used but also on the preparation and application of the paint itself.

Summit Coatings are professional and licensed painters in Sydney

We have a proven track record with over 30 years experience. We have many awards from the Master Painters Association NSW.

You can rest assured you will receive and quality and reliable workmanship with a professional service.

We would love to talk to you about your next painting project with it be your residential home, commercial property or strata property. No job is too big or too small for Summit Coatings.


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