Looking for something different for a feature wall?

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

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

Otherwise, contacting an interior designer can always be beneficial.

 

Our feature wall ideas from the best HOUSE painter North Shore

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

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

And then add in:

  • Colours
  • Texture
  • Patterns

You seriously have a lot of choices.

Best house painter North Shore Summit Coatings wood panelling

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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.

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

How to add value with a residential painter in Sydney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exteriors and first impressions

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

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

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

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

Does the outside especially the front need some TLC?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Engage a licensed painter in Sydney

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

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

Declutter

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

Declutter!!!!

Declutter!!!!

Declutter!!!!

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

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

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

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

Who’s the best painter North Shore?

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips by the best painter in North Shore Summit Coatings

5 tips by the best painter in North Shore

Tip 1

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

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

Tip 2

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

Then try some magic erasers to remove.

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

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

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

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

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Tip 3

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

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

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

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

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

Tip 4

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

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

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

Tip 5

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

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

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

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

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

 

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How to prepare your walls for painting

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

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

House painter Sydney at Clareville with Summit Coatings

How you can get ready for your house painter Sydney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House painter Sydney at Whale Beach with Summit Coatings

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

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

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

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

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

What you the homeowner should consider when contracting a house painter

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

 

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Refreshing your home’s architraves with paint

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

Don’t forget your architraves and doors too.

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

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

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

Interior painting Sydney creative internal door options with Summit Coatings

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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

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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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Interior painters Sydney have finished, now add colour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interior painters Sydney colour wheel example

How colour works and compliments

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

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

Option 1: Complimentary colours

You can do this by choosing two complimentary colours.

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

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

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

Option 2: Analogous colours

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

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

Option 3: Patterns

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

Option 4: Contrast

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

Such as black and white.

Which is great for more formal rooms and spaces

As opposed to a low contrast room.

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

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

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

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

interior painters Sydney with Koskela blanket options

 

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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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We would be more than happy to discuss your needs.

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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

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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.

 residential painter North Shore featured wallpaper option

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 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.

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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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How to tell if you need the roof painters in to your Sydney home

Is it time to check out the exterior of your home and what needs to be done before the winter months set in? Could your roof do with a visit from the roof painters amoungst other things? Ensuring the exterior of your home is in good condition before the cold and wet weather sets in is important. We believe in prevention better than cure or fixing things after the damage has occurred.

If you have a weatherboard home and the wet and moisture creep into your weatherboards then it can cause damage and can be costly to fix if it’s not caught straightaway. Also, if your house roof happened to leak then it really can be a pain to fix especially with trying to locate the actual point of the leak. It only takes a pinhole for water to get in and then it can build up over time before any damage is found. Or if it’s a huge leak then the damage is usually done internally before you even have a chance to rectify the situation. So, embracing prevention and keeping on top of these things is definitely the best way to go.

Roof painters for tile roofs Summit Coatings

 

What to do before the roof painters come

You really want to give your roof the TLC that it deserves. It’s best to check it out before the roof painters come and that way it’s all a-ok before it’s painted. When you think about it your roof is one of the main things keeping you warm and dry or cool and dry depending on your climate. Even if you didn’t have walls your roof will still keep the rain or the sun off you. It gets battered in storms and then there’s the other extreme with our harsh sun. And because it’s so high up (normally) it gets neglected and forgotten but that is about to change as you are going to learn what to look out for when it comes to caring for your roof:

  • If you have a tiled roof keep an eye on the ridge capping. If the cement is looking loose then this needs rectifying.
  • Loose, missing or broken tiles are a definite sign that needs repairing. Ask us about our resealing option as we have a solution for you.
  • If you can access your roof space then it’s a good idea to climb up there and inspect the timber beams for any signs of water damage and even your insulation for dampness.
  • Also keep an eye on your plaster internally. If you see any water marks or stains on the ceiling or around the tops of your walls/cornice then you will want to have a further investigation done to find the cause.
  • Make sure your guttering and eaves are in good condition too as this can be a sign of further damage or that investigation is needed.

 

How to choose your roof paint colour

If your roof is looking a bit sad and dilapidated then it’s time to get the roof painters back in. You may wish to keep your roof the same colour or you may wish to take advantage of having it done and choose a new colour and give your home a part facelift or why not have the exterior of your home painted too at the same time and give your home a full facelift.

There are a few things to remember when choosing your roof colours:

  • Exterior colours –consider the colour of your exterior walls, trims, windows, doors, even garden paths and external garages. Consider anything that is visible from the front of your property.
  • Dark versus light colours – black and other dark colours absorb and hold the heat whereas white and lighter colours reflect. If you are in a warmer climate you will want to keep your roof cavity as cool as you can and everything helps so using colours that reflect the heat rather than absorbing plays a part in keeping your home cooler.
  • Neighbourhood – consider your neighbours and what colours work with neighbouring properties unless you are going for a statement home.

If you happen to be in Sydney too then some councils have laws against white roofs so it might be worth raising this with your painter or checking with your local council first to see if this applies to your area.

Below is a before and after picture which shows how much a change in colour can lift your home. Just excuse the annoying sun on the after picture but it was just that time of day when it was taken.

Roof painters Sydney before and after pictures with Summit Coatings

 

Our roof painters process

Preparation – as with any painting job it’s important that the surface is prepared properly to start with. As your roof is exposed to everything and all conditions we start with giving it a high pressure clean.

Reseal – if you have roof tiles we have an advanced membrane system that we can use to reseal over porous tiles which prevents the water getting in. As I said above it only takes the smallest hole for water to enter your home and start causing damage. So, it’s an easy and effective way to protect the structure and interior of your home.

Paint – we have qualified painters and we use Taubmans Endure Exterior paints to do the job. We also hold all the relevant insurances and licenses for our painters who are also used to working at heights and with various roof styles and pitches.

 

Roof painters Sydney with Summit Coatings

 

Why choose Summit Coatings as your roof painters in Sydney

As I said above prevention is better than cure or fixing the cause of the problem when it comes to your home or roof more specifically. At Summit Coatings we are all about helping home owners look after what is normally their largest investment and take care of all your painting needs.

We are award winning painters whilst also being members of the Master Painters Association so you can rest assured that you are going to receive a quality job that will be delivered in a professional manner.

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Top 5 tips | Do I need the house painters back | Northern Beaches

Working out if you need the painters back to your Northern Beaches home is one of the most commonly asked questions we hear from our residential customers. Your poor home does really cop it from all angles. The interior has your family to contend with whether it be young children, teenagers or the four-legged members of your family. Then the exterior of your home needs to battle the elements. And if you’re in the North Shore and Northern Beaches area of Sydney the sun is blistering and salt is extremely damaging.

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Do the painters need to come back to YOUR North shore HOME?

There are so many variants that come into play when deciding whether to get your house painters back to your North Shore or Northern Beaches property. It can change depending on whether it’s the interior of your home or the exterior of your home too. But the top 5 things to keep an eye on are:

  1. What’s the condition of your current paintwork?
  2. Did your previous painters do the job properly in the first place and were the right tools and paint used?
  3. Is it the interior or exterior of your home? Depending on which can have some disastrous effects if left unrepaired and you haven’t got the painters back on time.
  4. Location – are you near a beach? If your home is exposed to salt water then your home may need painting more due to salt air and harsh conditions.
  5. What material has been painted? Is it timber, brick, render or something else?

If it is the exterior of your home then you need to decide whether you need the house painters back to your Northern Beaches property ASAP. If you have a timber home and you have signs of cracking or peeling paint then it’s a sure sign that you need the house painters back to your home sooner rather than later. Once the paint starts peeling and cracking the timber becomes exposed to the weather and you don’t want the timber exposed and damaged. Even if you are in the sunny Northern Beaches area we still get rain and if it is left exposed then depending on how long for you can start to see signs of damage in the interior of your home too and you don’t want that.

If you do have damaged timber already then this will need fixing before the exterior is painted which adds on some extra costs too so it’s best to stay on top of things for the condition of your home and your bank balance.

Feel free to have a read of one of our previous blog posts Is it time to get the house painters back? which goes into more detail on the things to look out for.

 

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What if the previous painters haven’t done the job right?

If the previous house painters haven’t done the job properly on your Northern Beaches home then don’t despair. Everything is fixable and we have over 30 years of experience to make sure the job is done right. We will just need to evaluate what has been done, what was used and how bad the state of your home is and this will help us determine what we need to do to return your home to all its glory again.

You can rest assured that we use the right tools and paint for the job. We, in fact, use the Taubmans Endure range for the exterior of most  homes and buildings we paint. It has superior weather protection, resists mould and mildew and is UV resistant which is very important for our Australian climate.

We have a previous blog post too on Exterior Paint Colours, North Shore Sydney if you would like to check out what colours are popular when it comes to painting the exterior of your home.

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What to do next?

Call Summit Coatings of course!

So, if you decide you do need the painters back to your Northern Beaches home or property then don’t hesitate to contact us. We also service other areas around Sydney too including the North Shore area so if you aren’t sure if we will come to you then don’t hesitate to contact us to ask. We would love to chat to you about how Summit Coatings can work with you and create a stunning exterior and interior for you to enjoy again.

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