Interior Painting in Kew.

If you want a little mix of old and new, then this large interior painting project in Kew perfectly illustrates how contemporary architecture can seamlessly meet an old Victorian gem by taking a risk with a bold choice of colour.


Exterior Painting in Kew

Interior Painting of a Victorian cottage

The scope of work required that the interior painting comprised of all ceilings, walls, doors, architraves and skirting throughout the entire house. In the new section of the house, all surfaces were painted with one coat of undercoat and two coats of top coat paint. The exisitng section of the house had previously been painted and only needed some sections of wall and cornices to be spot primed before two coats of top coat paint were applied.

Here are some pictures of the preparation prior to painting.

The colour selected for this house was somewhat different to your standard Neutrals & Whites’ colour schemes that are very common in Melbourne homes. The owner choose a colour calledGrey Pebble’ by Dulux. The Ceiling was painted in full strength ‘Grey Pebble’, the walls were painted in 1/4 strength ‘Grey Pebble’ and the woodwork was painted in double strength ‘Grey Pebble’. The colour scheme was the same throughout the entire house which definitely makes interior painting so much more enjoyable.

Feel free to view the colours below:

Dulux Grey Pebble Click here

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. 

On this occasion the client engaged the services of an architect to help decide the colours for the house and it was a pleasant surprise to see large sheets of board with the various strengths of the colour ‘Grey Pebble’ splashed all over them. Despite the fact that the ceiling was going to be darker than the walls, the finished product didn’t really highlight that difference at all, in fact they blended quite well.

So remember, when your about to tackle some interior painting I strongly recommend 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 because it will vary in different light conditions. In doing so, you are able to select what colour will ultimately work in your home.

This large painting project was undertaken in 2 parts. Now that the interior painting is completed it was time to tackle the exterior painting. To read that post and to view the completed painting finish simply click here Exterior Painting in Kew.

Before you go here are some pictures of the completed interior painting works.

Terry Zabak (Author)

I’m the Managing Director of TMZ Painting and when I’m not painting, my passions include studying the Italian language, playing my acoustic guitar, sport, experiencing new food and cuisines in hidden hideaways' and I also like traveling either locally or somewhere overseas.