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5 Tips For Painting Your Kids Rooms

From a baby's nursery to teen retreat, there's now a bevy of decorating options when it comes to painting your child's room.

Try our 5 ideas to designing a timeless kids room.

1. Relation Between Colour of Paint and Mood

Studies show that colour can stimulate the brain, which in turn affects our moods. Considering that children will spend a good portion of their developmental years in these rooms, it may stand to know the basics of colour psychology.

2. Brand Of The Paint

When shopping for your paints, be wary as some manufacturers make use of strong chemical components when mixing their paints. These chemicals can trigger health issues, including, headaches, nausea, respiratory problems, asthma and allergies.

3. Amount You Need

With the brand covered, you’ll now need to buy the correct amount of paint for the job. What the exact amount depends on two key factors. One is the square metre of the area you plan to paint, and the other is the quality of your paint.

4. Preparation

Now that you’ve collected all the equipment, we can begin prepping the room to be painted. First, start with emptying the room as much as possible. The final step is to cover the floors with cloth or newspaper and to avoid any spills.

5. When Should You Start Painting

We always recommend that you should not move into a room until the paint fumes have completely dispersed. In general, it’s best to wait at least a minimum of two to three day before moving into a freshly painted room.

Following our tips, you’ll have considered everything you need before painting. For further expert advice and consultation contact our friendly and professional house painters who will work by your side every step of the way.

4 Tips For Painting Ceilings Like A Pro

When looking to redecorate, it’s not only our walls that can do with a fresh coat of paint. Often transferring a ceiling can give the room a new dynamic feel and transform the overall décor.

So whether you’re planning a DIY project or calling in a professional - here are four important ceiling painting tips you need to know.

1. Prepare the surface with primer

If your ceilings are porous and bar apply a stain-blocking primer, while in the case of a previously painted ceiling, use a layer of matte paint as an undercoat.

2. Sanding before painting

To achieve your desired finish, sanding down your ceiling is key as this does away with any bumps, dirt or crud on your surface.

3. Cut the edges in before rolling

Before you dip your roller into that ceiling paints, you’ll need to use a paintbrush to “cut in” the edges that a paint roller won’t reach.

4. Choose the right ceiling colour

While in most homes you’d find the conventional white ceiling, there is still a range of options for you to choose. Here’s a list:

  • Tints of white
  • Colour unification
  • Decorative trim
  • Lighter hues

When repainting any surface every mark made requires your detailed attention, from start to finish. If you’re looking for expert consultation and the application of the above ceiling painting tips, consider handing the job over to a professional painting contractors in Sydney.

5 Signs You Need To Repaint Your House

Keeping an eye on your walls may sound boring but maintaining your paint not only guarantees your home looks good but keeps your walls and ceilings in good condition.

If you’re wondering if it’s time for a repaint read below as we discuss the warning signs to look out for.

Fading & Dated Colours

If your home happens to be situated in the heat and the sun, then it’s likely your exterior paint job is fading. Over time, UV rays can break down the chemical bonds found in paint, resulting in the pigment to fade

Peeling & Cracking

Impossible to ignore, peeling or cracking paint means it’s time for a paint job. The problem generally occurs when water vapour gathers in between the structure and the paint; separating the coating from the surface until it peels away.

Hardened Caulking

Caulking is a waterproof filler designed to expand over time. Continuous exposure to extreme weather can damage caulking, hardening it. If you find it feels rigid to touch, it might be time to call in a house painting expert.

Outdoor Paint Chalking

Chalking is commonly found in exterior paints, as age and exposure to sunshine weakens and deteriorates the binder holding the paint together.

Mildew & Mould

Mould and mildew affect areas where it’s damp or poorly ventilated, simply painting over these spots will result in the mould continuing to grow under the fresh coat.

Whether you’re tackling your painting project DIY or seeking expert help keep an eye out for these tell-tale signs and read up on common painting problems and their solutions.

A Guide to Drywall Texture Techniques

What is Texture Paint?

When renovating, a lick of fresh paint is often the staple of any DIY project. While painting the walls can breathe new life into your space, these projects are usually limited to colour alone. Painting professionals suggest making use of both texture and paint can raise the aesthetic value of your home, and hide any unsightly imperfections.

Types of Wall Texture

Before deciding on the finish, each falls into one of two categories. Categories are defined based on the textures application method.

Textures applied with an air compressor and nozzle, are referred to as a spray textures. While the remaining techniques are all completed by hand, because most of the popular drywalls textures are handmade no one pattern will look alike, making this renovation tip a unique and charming addition to any household.

Hand Applied Drywall Texture Techniques

  • Hawk and Trowel Dry Wall Texture - The hawk and trowel are two flat tools used to create straight, layered designs.
  • Santa Fe Dry Wall Texture - This finish provides a minimalistic approach to drywall texturing.
  • Skip Trowel Texture - Often confused with a Hawk and Trowel pattern, this finish refers to any of the various hand trowel textures.
  • Swirl Texture - Named for its pattern of semi-circle spirals blending into one another - while more popular on ceilings, this texture makes a unique splash wall for the kitchen or bathroom.

As handmade markings create these textures, style variation is created, through the flow of the tool but how thick each layer is applied. When hiring a professional painter, it’s always best to see samples of their handiwork to ensure their design is one that you want to replicate.

What to Know Before Painting Brick Surface

When it comes to revitalising an old space, a new lick of paint is king.

Despite seeming like a simple DIY fix, professional house painters warn that there are some unforeseen factors you need to consider before beginning to paint on any brick surface. So put away that roller and read below.

Interior vs Exterior

Professionals warn that while brightly painted brickwork looks excellent, it's not easy to achieve. Especially when it comes to exterior bricks.

With a quality paint job, your home can be completely transformed, as a high-quality job can protect bricks from mould and fade from the harsh Sydney sun.

The Pros of Interior Brick Painting

Interior brick painting is a much easier job. While you'll still need to remove any efflorescence from the surface, the rest of the cleaning is done with a milder solution, by hand. However, be sure to pay close attention to the quality of your bricks as any you'll want to caulk any cracks and remove mould or mildew.

The Cons of Interior Brick Painting

While less labour-intensive, there is still a lot involved in painting brick surfaces. Described by painters as a speciality skill, there's a lot of work that goes into achieving the perfect coat of paint.

Before starting your project, it's always best to consult with professional house painters as they can offer sound advice when it comes to painting your brick surfaces.

How to Fix Peeling Paint

Australian homeowners are often more likely to run into problems when it comes to maintaining their paint. With humidity and other weather conditions making it difficult to ensure perfect conditions, it's not uncommon to find unsightly peeling paint around your home.

It's important to undertake these inspections annually as you want to avoid rot to your wood. Fixing your localised peeling paint will also keep it from spreading. It will also save time if in the future you decide the whole house needs new exterior paint.

Step One

Identify why your paint is peeling. There are a variety of reasons why this problem is occurring in your home.

Step Two

Once you've identified the problem it's now time to prep your work area.

Step Three

Clean and prep the wood. To begin this process, you'll need to take your paint scraper and remove all peeling paint.

Step Four

Repair any damages. Now that you've removed all excess paint it's time to pay attention to the wood itself.

Step Five

Smooth out your surface. Using fine-grit sandpaper, either electric or manual smooth down the area.

Step Six

You now should be ready to Prime and Paint your sanded down area.

After following these steps your freshly painted area should blend seamlessly with the rest of your paint. For more information, as to why your paint is peeling speak to your local painting professional.