Timber Varnish Stairs

Timber Varnish applied to a Staircase

Painting is not just about adding colour to walls, ceilings and woodwork, sometimes it entails a need to apply a clear varnish to woodwork like skirting, doors and windows. This… Continue Reading →
Repair Cracks in Cornices

How to repair cracks in plaster walls and ceilings

At some stage in their life cycle, homes throughout Melbourne will eventually need to repair cracks to plaster walls, ceilings and cornices. Some will be large, some will be small… Continue Reading →
Painting of Door in Melbourne Kew

How to Paint a Door with Gloss Enamel

Many of you may have asked the question: How to paint a door with gloss enamel? By painting the door in sections will help you to produce a paint finish… Continue Reading →
Painting Weatherboards and Window in Melbourne Yarraville

Exterior Painting of Windows

Recently, I installed a timber window and replaced the weather boards with the help of a carpenter. We began by removing the existing weatherboards, which were split and rotten in… Continue Reading →
Painting power point hole in the wall in Melbourne Essendon

How to repair a plaster wall hole

How to repair a plaster wall hole before any painting is quite straightforward and the most common plaster repair is to a hole that is left behind when a power… Continue Reading →
Paint Stripper

How to remove varnish from a window

Houses that have window sills coated in varnish may require stripping if they have been exposed to moisture and the sun over a period of time. If your windows are… Continue Reading →
Lead Paint Test Kit

How to test for Lead in paint

Testing for lead in your paint is easy and straight forward. The test kit can be applied to all internal and external surfaces and the test kits can be purchased… Continue Reading →
Plaster Crack

How to repair plaster cracks

Plaster cracks can appear in any house and on any plaster wall and ceiling. They can be found in cornices, internal walls, plaster joints and above windows and doors and… Continue Reading →
Intergrain 'Natural Stain' in Melbourne Kew

How to coat windows with Intergrain

I recently completed a project where the requirements were to apply colour to the exterior timber windows using Intergrain ‘Natural Stain’ in charcoal, without the need of an exterior oil… Continue Reading →
Blistered paint

Why do blisters appear on timber?

This is a very common problem that occurs mainly in the Summer months, when two new coats of exterior acrylic paint is applied to any timber surfaces like weather boards.… Continue Reading →
Weathered door sill in Melbourne Oak Park

Repainting a weathered door sill

Quite often some houses have their exterior door sill looking weathered, chipped with peeling and flaking paint thus looking quite worn and tired. Most often, the problem is always a… Continue Reading →
Methylated Spirits and a rag is all you need to test paint type

What type of paint is on my surface?

What type of paint do you have on your surfaces? This is the million dollar question that all painters in Melbourne have when it comes to painting work that requires… Continue Reading →
Painting weather boards, shrinking in Melbourne Yarraville

Why do weatherboards shrink?

This is a common problem faced by many home owners that have weather boards installed as full or partial cladding to the exterior of their home. The simple reason being… Continue Reading →
Preparation of timber decking in Melbourne Yarraville

How to restore timber decking

Preparing a timber decking ready for a coat of clear varnish or to leave the timber in it’s natural colour, requires a little patience and elbow grease. In the picture… Continue Reading →
Sanding your plaster walls after an undercoat is applied

How to sand Plaster Walls

This is required because plaster absorbs undercoats at different rates and because there is a large selection of differing quality of undercoats on the market, results in different absorption rates… Continue Reading →
How to find small holes and plaster dents on your walls

How to find plaster dents in walls

Traveling light on plaster walls: This is a great tool and tip for helping to find those small holes and plaster dents and defects prior to applying the final paint… Continue Reading →