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 pictures which are displayed below.
The scope of work required the painting of all the ceilings, walls, doors, architraves and skirting throughout the entire house. All surfaces were painted with one coat of undercoat and two coats of top coat paint. The colour selected was Dulux Whisper White and it was applied to all surfaces. The colour selection allowed for the internal space within the house to become a lot larger and thus the rooms were filled with more light and brightness, which was important as there were no North facing windows for natural light to enter. The preparation involved
- Filling all nail holes and plaster dents.
- Caulking all gaps along skirting and architraves.
- A light sand of all woodwork.
- Undercoating all plaster surfaces, skirting, doors and architraves.
- All walls were lightly sanded to remove any plaster dags.
The ceilings were painted in a flat acrylic and the walls were painted in a washable low sheen acrylic. All the doors, skirting and architraves were painted in a semi gloss enamel paint. The reason for using a semi gloss on the woodwork was that the owner wanted the doors to blend in with the walls as best as possible.
When my clients ask for advice with colour selection, I always suggest to them that the best possible way of knowing what colour suits your home environment, is to purchase a sample pot and apply the colour to different rooms of the house. The reason I suggest this is so they will see how the one colour varies in different light conditions. What looks good in the Kitchen with a lot of sunlight may look different in the Bedroom with poor sunlight, therefore more than one different coloured sample pot is advised to see what colour best works in your house. Also a colour that looks good in your friends house will not necessarily look good in yours for the same reason…. varying sunlight, different layout and size of rooms. Scroll down to have a look at the before and after pictures.