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Cost-effective painting solutions to renew your home

It is common to see old houses lose their shine and become dull. Not to mention, home owners also become bored of the interior they used to love. What better way than to hire experts from Pro Painters Sydney to re-paint your house?

Now, of course, repainting a whole house, indoors and out, can be very costly. Most of the times, people cannot afford such a big splurge. Well, we are here to present you with an alternative. Simply have one room repainted. You would be surprised to see what a change it brings. Let us list down some examples of how you can spruce up your interior in budget!

Consider Having A Feature Wall

A feature wall usually has contrasting tones with the rest of the room and colour scheme. You can also use other decorative methods to set your feature wall apart. We recommend you choose a bold, eye-catching colour that immediately draws the eyes towards it. To add more emphasis to it, try placing furniture strategically around it.

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Can’t Repaint A Room? Repaint The Door!

If you cannot even find any space to have a room re-painted, a bright-looking door can spice things up. Again, consider choosing a bright colour so as to make it stand out. Of course, keep in mind that it goes with the style of your house too. Pro Painters Sydney can help you choose a colour of your liking that matches with the overall vibe.

Painting The Floors

Now house painters don’t just work on walls, they can paint the floor for you, as well. Hardwood floors that are repainted give off a nice, new feel. Do your research with an experienced team member of Pro Painters Sydney to choose a colour that works best. Some safe colours are brown and shades of white.

Last But Not Least, The Ceiling

Now with ceilings, you do not want to paint them any bold, funky colours. Or you can, it’s up to you. We can only make a judgement call after seeing your house interior in person. If you are all out of other options, you can always have the ceiling repainted to give a nice, new feel to your room.

Pro Painters Sydney would be happy to work with any residential as well as Commercial Painting projects you might be considering. Call us at 0403 360 662.


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2018 Colour Schemes For Your Sydney House

A good Sydney painter knows that colour schemes and hues change as fast as the seasons, for both residential and industrial options. A good painting service provider like Pro Painters Sydney offers colour consultancy to their clients while staying updated on the current trends. This post offers you some ideas for your next paint job according to what’s in.

Deep Red

Colours like crimsons have always been a popular choice. It is often chosen to contrast with other colours, usually white. The colour red can draw the eye towards itself. This makes it a good choice for central rooms that you want to highlight according to the interior or even exterior. If it is too bold for you, consider having your front door painted deep red. For interior, a good idea is to contrast it with light grey. However, consult your Sydney painter company for what works best according to your needs, taste, and requirements.

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Dark Grey

Dark grey or even black is completely in vogue these days. It is used to make a bold, dramatic statement. It works best with an interior that is brighter, like yellow or green. Black is a better choice for industries and offices. For residential, having a black study can add a charm to it.

Copper

Copper is a lovely colour that can be used to bring out the characteristics of your main rooms. An experienced painter can tell you if it works best with your interior, as copper depends a lot on what is paired with it. A good option is to pair white with it, however if you want more options, you should consult your Sydney painter.

Sky Blue

As mentioned above, blue is a colour that invokes calm feelings in a person. It is a good choice for a summery feel to the house. For a spring vibe, consider pairing it with some green or aquamarine. You can pick teal if you want to take a bolder step. Do not forget to use a neutral or light base colour though.
If you plan on repainting your house for the summer, hire an expert painter for your Sydney home. Our tips are not meant to be taken as is, they are here to offer you inspiration. Consult with Pro Painters Sydney for expert advice on your next paint move. Call us at 0403 360 662 now or fill our online form and we’ll get back to you.


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Why Commercial Painting Is Important ?

As you may have guessed, the commercial area that is for people to work in can affect the productivity generated in either a good way or bad way. These days, employers are starting to recognise the importance of commercial painting and hiring experienced contractors from established companies like Pro Painters Sydney.

Take a look around any office of a huge company and you will realise that this is true. One should be aware when choosing decorative options in the workspace, and specially the paint. Psychologically, colors can have an effect on your mood, as well. Choosing the right kind of color is important, especially if your commercial workspace has big windows. Natural sunlight can make look colors different than what they were in the swatches.

A good paint job will add aesthetic appeal for your customers as well as employees. Business owners should consider hiring a reputed company for the paint job. Regular painters just are not well equipped to tackle a commercial painting job themselves. It will cost them a significant amount of money as well as requiring time that most business owners do not have.

This is why professional commercial painting is on the rise. Pro Painters Sydney knows exactly how important a well executed paint job is. In these modern times, a good paint job is just like updating a website to a newer and better version.

The kind of commercial painting can range from small touch ups to a full color makeover. It can have an impact on morale and general vibes in the office. A dull and dreary office can affect employees negatively.

Some colors that can boost a working space and that includes:

1. Blue

This color has been suggested for people that work in fast paced and stressful environments. Blue has been regarded as a color that promotes calm and peace. Pro Painters Sydney is skilled enough to incorporate the right tone of the color with respect to the kind of office space you have.

2. Yellow

Yellow has been suggested to boost creativity, positivity and optimism in a working space. Yellow has a wide range of tones to choose from. Again, depending on the work space , Pro Painters can cater to your needs.

Pro Painters Sydney specialises in commercial painting and has been upholding quality since the day it was established. If you think your office needs a makeover, reach out to us by calling 0403 360 662 for a free quote today.


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The Personalities of Colours

Colours Affect Our Mood

Every colour seems to have a distinctive personality that changes or induces us with a particular state of mind or mood. Various colours seem to set us in the mood and they all affect us differently!

This individuality of the colours is used in various ways by various professions. By painters, it is simply used to make sure that you choose the right colour to paint the rooms in your homes.

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Picking the right colours

In order to choose the right colour for a room, first it must be determined what the room’s purpose in the house shall be. Will it be a living room where you will be having a lot of guests or will it be a bedroom where you will go to only to rest after a long day?
After this has been determined, you can move on to the next step and try and figure out the colour of the room.

The colour Red with its intensity is said to cause an increase in the blood pressure and create the sense of excitement. So if you want a lively living room, with loads of guests and parties, red is the answer you’re looking for.

Blue has the opposite effect of red on you. It lowers down the blood pressure and creates a calming effect instead. Usually, bedrooms and bathrooms are painted with this colour because of its relaxing effects on the body.

Green is said to be the colour that is most relaxing to the eye. Reminding you of greenery and nature, it stimulates the feelings of unity making it a nice choice for any room at all.

Purple like red, gives the room a sense of excitement. It tends to give the room painted with this colour a touch of drama and luxury. Grey makes rooms look very sophisticated and fancy. With the right kind of colour schemes, grey can do wonders in your living rooms.

Pro Painters Sydney offers an extensive range of painting services, including:

Residential Painting Sydney, Commercial Painting, and Industrial Painting Sydney. With professional unparalleled techniques on our side, we feel powerful enough to paint your world with all the right colours if you choose us.


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All about Enamel Paints

Enamel paint is another name for oil-based paints. This kind of paint gives a durable, lustrous and solid finish once completely dried. These are usually applied in kitchen and bathrooms to provide a glossy finish to endure constant washing. However, enamel paints made now are more durable and can also be washed.

Types of Enamel Paints

There are two types of enamel paints, Alkyd based and Water based. They both can provide a durable, easy to clean and shiny finish. The difference between the two is that alkyd-based has a strong solvent scent and the paint dries slower, which allows the time to do retouching; whereas, water-based paint dries faster and has a comparatively subtle odour.

Finishes of Enamel Paints

You have a wide variety of finishes to choose from when dealing with enamel paints such as eggshell, satin, semi-gloss and high-gloss. All of these finishes are produced for different applications. Often high lustre paints are used in areas like kitchen counters to withstand high moisture, constant rubbing, and cleaning. Engines are painted with a special high-temperature enamel paint which offers great heat resistance.

Application of Enamel Paints 

Every enamel paint bucket comes with labelled instructions on how to use it and its drying time etc. However, both brushes and spray equipment can be used to apply most of the enamel paints. The best way to apply enamel paint is to start by applying a thin layer of paints and then layering it with another thin coat to promote quicker curing time and a more durable cover. If your surface has a lot of defects, you may want to sand and polish the surface before applying high gloss paint because it highlights surface defects.

Drying of Enamel Paints 

It takes about 12 to 24 hours for an enamel paint to dry down completely. Weather conditions play an important part in the time duration for the paint to dry. Make sure the room has proper ventilation and low humidity for the surface to dry down perfectly. Water-based enamel paints take longer to dry as the dry from outside to in, unlike alkyd-based paints which dry from inside to out.

Contact 

Get in touch with Pro Painters Sydney to know more basic about enamel paint. Call us at 0403 360 662 to hire our professional painting services. You can also send us an email at info@propainterssydney.com.au to discuss which enamel finish you desire and we will guide you accordingly.


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Difference between Eggshell Paint and Flat Paint

You have several choices of paint when you are planning to decorate a room in your house such as flat, satin, semi-gloss, high gloss, and eggshell. Both flat and eggshell finishes have a very low sheen as compared to gloss paints, but each has own set of advantages over the other.
Wondering what the difference is? In today’s blog post, our experts will help you guide through these two high-in-vogue options.

• Flat Paint

Flat paint is highly effective to disguise or hide tiny wall blemishes or bumps. Flat paint does not reflect light and because of its very matte finish, it is able to camouflage any surface imperfections, such as dents, nail holes, or patches in the wall that might otherwise show up with a reflective satin or eggshell paint. Flat paint absorbs stains and splashes easily.

As ceilings usually have the most imperfections and blemishes to hide, it is recommended using flat paint on large areas like ceilings. The major disadvantage is that flat paint is not recommended for surfaces intended to be washable.

Flat paint is only intended for interior use and not at all suitable for the exterior of your home. The compound of flat paint does not have reflection and can’t withstand any weather conditions, especially during extreme heat and rain.

• Eggshell Paint

Eggshell paints are very durable and create an excellent easy-to-clean surface for common rooms like the living room or bedroom. Unlike flat paints, eggshell paints have a slight sheen and a more reflective quality.

Even though the flat paint is easy to maintain but it is very delicate and cannot be scrubbed hard too often. This makes it less durable. Even after you have painted a fresh coat of flat paint in your home, it can end up looking rough and scuffed if scraped by furniture or something as simple as a purse buckle. Therefore, think carefully about where flat paint will work best if you are thinking of repainting any interior areas of your house.

Eggshell paint is hard-wearing and difficult to damage. Eggshell builds a very durable protective coating after drying. But despite all these advantages eggshell is not suitable for every room in your house. Be sure that your paint will be able to stand up to the constant contact if you are preparing to use it in an area where there is heavy traffic.

Eggshell paints are highly resistant to damage from weather conditions and can be bought for exterior areas. It can last a long time which makes it an excellent choice for use on front doors or windows. It is very easy to maintain and easy to clean.

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Painting Over Ceramic Tile

Ceramic is one of the hardest to paint surfaces known to man. The surface is simply too slippery for the paint to adhere to the slick, shiny surface of tile properly. You can paint your tile and create a durable surface with a little bit of extra preparation that is much more visually appealing than the outdated look you may currently have.

Preparation

Ceramic tile still has to be properly prepped regardless of what type of paint you use in order to take the paint. First, repair any chips or other imperfections on the surface of the tile. Then clean the tile vigorously with a commercial tile cleaner using a clean, wet cloth to remove any residue, debris, or dust to avoid interfere with your paint job. Use a cleaner that is mildly abrasive to not only remove all of the buildups from the tile but also to break down the shiny surface. Then use a sandpaper to sand the tile to take the slippery shine off.

These steps may take some time but it is important that you do not rush through it. The time depends on how many tiles need repair and how easily the gloss sands down.

Alkyd Paint

You can find this paint easily in your local hardware store. This will only stick once you have sanded off that high gloss finish ceramic tiles have, just like all other types of paint that could work. Use a damp cloth between coats of alkyd paint and also allow the coats to properly stick.

Oil-based Paint

Even though oil-based paint repels so many other types of paint but it sticks wonderfully to ceramic tile. If you require a paint that is hard-wearing then latex-based paint is not the answer when painting ceramic tile. Latex-based paint will chip with the slightest impact because it dries with a raised and soft effect.

You can easily apply multiple coats using oil-based paint, just give the paint some time to dry between coats so you do not compromise the finished product.

There are only two types of paint that can stand the incredible resilience of the ceramic tiles’ slippery shine. Oil-based paint is the best choice for tiles that get wet, such as those in bathrooms or in kitchens while alkyd paint is better for dry tiles.

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Difference between Oil Paint & Latex Paint

You are probably aware of the fact that there are two different kinds of paint even if you have only a passing familiarity with paint. These two kinds are oil-based paint and water-based paint, also known as latex or acrylic-based paint. Now if you are wondering how to decide between latex vs. oil paint exterior for your home then keep reading.

History of Oil vs. Latex Paint

Oil-based paints were popular for home painting for many years especially from the 1920s to the 1960s. Oil-based paint leveled beautifully and was highly durable, covered in fewer coats and was considered a miraculous innovation in those years. Whereas the latex-based paints arrived after World War II and they quickly began gaining popularity because they were more environment and user friendly.
Latex-based paint is now simply the leading choice when it comes to painting because manufacturers of oil-based paints did little to improve their eco-friendliness. Oil paints are responsible for massive amounts of pollution. In fact, in many countries oil paints have been outlawed. Although there are still some primers which are oil-based without a latex alternative. In addition, oil-based paints to do not meet the low VOC requirements for residential paints. VOCs are volatile organic compounds which are found in many chemical formulations, especially paint, and which can be harmful to human beings and to nature.

Advantages of Oil-Based Paint vs. Water-Based Paint

Oil based paints naturally had a lot going for them. As mentioned above, oil paints are great at adhering to surfaces with harder finishes and, better leveling. They tend to have a more natural look as compared to some latex-based paints as well.
However, water-based paints compensate for these in many ways. The most important advantage of latex over oil paint is they last longer. You will notice less color fade with latex paints. Another advantage is acrylic-based paints are mildew-resistant. Latex paints are much better for you and your surroundings because they have low levels of VOCs. They emit less harmful fumes and cause less overall damage to the environment.
There are methods to make latex-based paints similar to oil-based paints in other areas like adhesion-friendly primers and sandpapering surfaces before painting to improve adhesion. Latex paints manufacturers are continuously improving in terms of hardness. Oil-based paints may be phased out altogether as environmental regulations get stricter.

 The Best Latex-Based Paint for Your Home

Pro Painters Sydney takes pride in itself on using only the finest latex based paints for your home, from trusted names in paint. If you need professional house painting in Sydney area, contact Pro Painters Sydney at 0403 360 662 for a free estimate.


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When is the Right Time to Paint Your Home?

There are a couple of factors that can help you determine if it’s the right time to paint your home. Often people think that all kinds of paints at least have the durability to last a couple of years on your walls in good condition. In reality, there are a couple of things to take into account when deciding whether it is the right time to paint your home or not.

Below are some of the main factors that should be taken into account:

Paint Busy Areas More Regularly

There are some areas in the house where the paint dirties up rather more quickly than compared to other areas in the house. For example, the kitchen area or the corridor or walls along the stairways are such areas that require regular re-painting. This is because of the regular wearing off of the paint in such areas.

The walls in such areas are often stained, covered with fingerprints or might have dents because something was knocked into it. It is imperative to know that painting these areas regularly; even if you just give minor touch-ups can prolong the time required between complete repainting.

In a similar way, children’s bedrooms are more prone to requiring touch-ups and single coat repaints to keep the paint in better condition, while adults bedroom don’t have to be repainted that often.

That being said, busier areas are usually painted every 2 years or so. Washable paint will help in increasing durability of the paint too.

Some Rooms Demand Less Frequent Painting

Rooms like the drawing room, dining room, main lounge and other rooms with furniture are the areas that require less often to be repainted. Even though these areas are busy with people coming and going all the time, the walls are not touched as often. Part of the reason is that these rooms are mostly occupied by adults or at the time when certain activities are to be done, like eating, watching TV or resting on the couch.

Areas that are covered with furniture also create a gap between people in that room and the walls, because they’re usually lined up against them. Other areas like an adult’s bedroom and attic doesn’t require paint jobs for a couple of years time. On average, most customers we have worked for tend to wait at least 5 years before getting a complete paint job for such rooms and areas.

With a good paint job done by professionals and using high-quality paints (using washable where required) can also prolong your paint’s life in the long run. For quality painting in Sydney, call 0403 360 662


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How to make your Paint last longer?

1. Fix indoor moisture problems

Start by repairing roof leaks and soggy basements and make sure the vents of kitchen and bath are to the outside. Moisture can enter a home as a liquid, but it leaves in a vapour form that lifts exterior paint along with it when it exits the wall outside poorly vented rooms.

2. Repair damaged surfaces

If your wood is affected by rot or insects or gouged by careless ladder placement, do not paint over it. Replace the damaged wood or repair it before painting. Throw out any rusty fasteners. Rusted blister transfers the oxides to the paint, staining it if water runs over.

3. Clean siding and trim

Paint won’t stick to a dirty surface, therefore, you have got to remove dirt, mildew, cobwebs and greasy gunk first. Proceed the cleaning in two stages.

First, apply a mildew-killing solution using a garden spray, bleach and water. Next, using siding cleaner which is sold at paint stores and home centres, remove weathered paint and greasy dirt. You can then go for either power wash or hand scrubbing using a garden hose and nozzle. Rinse thoroughly and gently to remove cleaner residue so this residue does not loosen paint applied over it.

4. Scrape and sand

Remove the old damaged paint using a sandpaper to feather the rough edges left behind. If you re-apply over the previously damaged paint, the sharp edges will create thin, weak areas in the new paint. Brush away any dust created during scraping and rinse the siding and trim gently.

5. Prime if necessary

Primer is to the topcoat what the foundation is to your makeup. Areas scraped to bare wood and spots that have hairline cracks but are otherwise sound need a layer of primer. If the house needed extensive scraping then prime the entire house.

6. Apply paint correctly

Apply the paint at the right thickness of about 4 to 5 mils (0.004 to 0.005 in.) when wet. The thickness of the paint should be as thick as a sheet of copier paper. The dried paint will be weak if the layer is too thin. The paint will sag and crack if the layer is too thick.

There is a device called a wet-film thickness gauge by which you can measure the paint’s wet thickness. Only pros use these gauges, to be honest, and often it is used just to check that their helpers are not spreading the paint too thin or thick.

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