Preparation of Staircase in Melbourne Kew

Pictures of Internal Painting to home in Altona Meadows.

I completed a partial internal re-paint to the ground floor of a home in Altona Meadows. This was an existing home that was last painted when built about 20 years… Continue Reading →
Painting of Door in Melbourne Kew

Painting a Door…… Using Gloss enamel.

The key to painting a panel door using gloss enamel, is to make sure that you paint the door in sections. This will help you to produce a paint finish… Continue Reading →
Painting Exterior in Kew

Pictures of Internal and External Painting project in Kew.

I completed a full internal Painting Project for a builder in the suburb of Kew. This was a newly constructed house and I took some pictures once the painting was… Continue Reading →
Painting Weatherboards and Window in Melbourne Yarraville

Installation and Painting of a Timber Window and Weather boards.

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 power point hole in a plaster wall ready for painting.

One of the most common plaster holes that often needs to be repaired of filled before any painting, is the plaster hole that is left when a power point, light… Continue Reading →
Paint Stripper

How to remove varnish from a window sill and re-apply fresh coats.

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 do I test if there is Lead in my 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 a plaster crack before painting.

Many households face the dilemma of having cracks appearing in plaster walls and ceilings. Often found in the corners of windows and doors and in weak plaster joins, cracks appear… Continue Reading →
Painting Interior McKinnon

Pictures of Internal Painting Project in McKinnon.

Recently, I completed a full internal Painting Project for a customer living in the suburb of McKinnon. This was a newly constructed house and I took some before and after… Continue Reading →
Intergrain 'Natural Stain' in Melbourne Kew

How to coat exterior windows using Intergrain ‘Natural Stain’.

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 my weather boards after two new coats of paint?

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

Repairing and 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 currently on my surface?

Testing the type of paint you have on your surfaces, that is, acrylic or enamel is very simple. All you need is Methylated Spirits and a clean rag. It is… Continue Reading →
Painting weather boards, shrinking in Melbourne Yarraville

Why do some weather boards shrink after painting?

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 your timber decking to it’s natural colour

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

Sanding Your Plaster Walls After an Undercoat is Applied

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 Small Holes and Plaster Dents On Your Plaster 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 →