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.

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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.

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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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Exterior tips for residential painting

Updating your outdoors with paint can be such a fabulous and refreshing way to give your home a facelift and new lease on life. A wonderful way to add extra value and street appeal if you are thinking about selling. Which is why we are sharing our exterior tips for residential painting today.

Front of your home: exterior tips for residential painting

Does your home have a porch, veranda, or fence at the front of your property? It’s such a simple but effective way to give your home a facelift.

It is also a great opportunity to change the exterior colour scheme of your home too. It’s amazing what a change in colour can do to your home.

Even a fresh coat of paint on the front door can do wonders. You can see in a previous article we wrote about Choosing Paint Colours for your Front Door the importance Feng Shui has when it comes to your front door.

Exterior tips for residential painting front exterior ideas with Summit Coatings

If you have concrete paths at the front of your home. They can start to look worn and tired too. Why not spruce them up with a coat of paint? Our experienced residential painters know which materials and tools to use to make sure your paths last and don’t become slippery.

Don’t forget the harder to reach areas to when it comes to your exterior painting in Sydney – the roof, gutters and downpipes and even the windows if your home is of an era where it has wooden ones.

When it comes to roofs and gutters you are dealing with heights that will need ladders and even scaffolding depending on the height and style of your home. This isn’t something for the DIYer as the number of accidents that happen is quite scary. We recommend getting an experienced house painter in that knows roof painting in Sydney. We have touched on some of the risks previously in an article How to Prepare for Roof Restoration Sydney if you have been considering tackling the job yourself.

Back of your home: change it up with our exterior tips for residential painting

There are so many options when it comes to the back of your home:

  • Exterior walls – this could be your house, garden shed, garage or any outdoor walls you have
  • Outdoor wooden furniture
  • Fencing

A fresh coat of paint to any of the above can improve an area. You might even like to get creative with your outdoor furniture and add some pops of colour. Or if you aren’t that adventurous you could add some pops of colour or patterns with accessories.

A garden shed, or garage is a great place to add a feature. Patterns, pops of colours would also look wonderful.

For the more adventurous from Era Home Design.

Exterior tips for residential painting backyard fence painting ideas with Summit Coatings

Or if you’re looking for something more classic stain is a great way to modernise a fence from Garden Design – Get Idea About Garden Design

Exterior tips for residential painting backyard fence painting classic ideas with Summit Coatings

Take it to another level

Do you want to even take it to another level and spruce up your outdoors fully with a garden makeover? Our colleagues at CC&M Landscapes service the Northern Beaches and North Shore area of Sydney and would be more than happy to talk to you about your garden renovation or maintenance needs.

Need help with your exterior residential painting?

We would be more than happy to discuss your painting project with you. We are experienced Master Painters that service the Northern Beaches, North Shore and greater Sydney area. Contact us today to discuss your needs.

 

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Looking for something different for a feature wall?

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

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

Otherwise, contacting an interior designer can always be beneficial.

Our feature wall ideas from the best HOUSE painter North Shore

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

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

And then add in:

  • Colours
  • Texture
  • Patterns

You seriously have a lot of choices.

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

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

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

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

Feature bed heads for the bedroom are a must now

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you thinking of selling?

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

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

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

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

  • Job/employment opportunities
  • School
  • Downsize
  • Upsize

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

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

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How to add value with a residential painter in Sydney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exteriors and first impressions

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

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

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

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

Does the outside especially the front need some TLC?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Engage a licensed painter in Sydney

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

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

Declutter

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

Declutter!!!!

Declutter!!!!

Declutter!!!!

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

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

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

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

Who’s the best painter North Shore?

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 tips by the best painter in North Shore

Tip 1

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

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

Tip 2

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

Then try some magic erasers to remove.

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

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

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

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

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Tip 3

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

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

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

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

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

Tip 4

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

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

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

Tip 5

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

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

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

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

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

 

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How to prepare your walls for painting

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

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

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How you can get ready for your house painter Sydney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What you the homeowner should consider when contracting a house painter

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

 

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Refreshing your home’s architraves with paint

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

Don’t forget your architraves and doors too.

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

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

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

Interior painting Sydney creative internal door options with Summit Coatings

Source: Pinterest

Freshen up your interior doors with some interior painting Sydney

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

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

Check out some other creative ideas on Pinterest.

Interior painting Sydney architrave colour options with Summit Coatings

Source: Decor Chick

Should skirting boards and architraves match?

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

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

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

That way you ensure it doesn’t clash.

To use interior painters to refresh architraves or replace?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Call us today 02 9973 3131