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Exterior Painting Templestowe

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This home sits perched on a small hill overlooking a valley and what better way to view the local bushland than from the large windows that sit along its North facing walls. The recent installation of double glazed glass to the windows will ensure this home will be kept cool in Summer and warm through out Winter.

Scope of Work

The work required exterior painting to the front North facing windows, the Garage door and the repainting of the rendered boundary wall shared with the neighbour. The window frames themselves weren’t replaced but new exterior timber beading was installed because the old beading was removed when the original glass was taken out.

Preparation Windows

The preparation of the windows included;

  1. Filling all nail holes to new timber beading
  2. Lightly sanding all woodwork to windows
  3. Washing all timber surfaces to remove chalkiness, dust, dirt and grease
  4. Caulking any gaps along window joins
  5. Spot priming all new timber and putty repair

Colour Scheme

The original colour of the windows is Bristol Snow Goose and the owners wanted the same colour again so as to match the remaining windows around the house. The paint used was an exterior oil based enamel called Dulux Super Enamel in a high gloss finish.

Below are pictures of the completed windows.

Preparation Garage Door

The Garage door is constructed with  marine grade plywood and has decorative timber mouldings screwed through the plywood into the galvanised metal frame. The preparation involved;

  1. Filling all screw holes were putty filler has begun to pop
  2. Lightly sanding all timber moulding and plywood
  3. Washing all timber surfaces to remove chalkiness, dust, dirt and grease
  4. Caulking any gaps along timber moulding
  5. Spot priming all plywood and timber putty repair

Colour scheme

The colour on the garage door is Bristol Snow Goose and the clients wanted the same colour reapplied. The door was painted using Dulux Weathershield in a low sheen finish.

Below are pictures of the preparation and final finish.

 

 

Preparation Boundary Wall

The Boundary wall is constructed from double brick and the original finish on the face of the wall is a mix of bagged cement finish and light textured render. The wall was previously painted in a white colour. The preparation involved;

  1. A thorough wash using Sugar Soap and High pressure water to remove dirt, grease and dust
  2. The high pressure washing helps to evaluate the integrity of the cement and render finish by either staying on or by breaking away
  3. Once dried some exposed brickwork and incomplete sections of render on the wall were spot primed with Dulux Precision Maximum Adhesion
  4. The entire wall was then undercoated using Dulux Total Prep

Colour scheme

The colour chosen to replace the white wall was Colourbond Pale Eucalypt. Two coats were applied to the wall using Dulux Weathershield in a low sheen finish.

Below are pictures of the completed wall.

 

Final Thoughts

The owners of this home have regularly engaged my services to help them maintain their home both internally and externally. They believe that regular upkeep is important and the benefit of that, from a painting perspective, is that the preparation is always kept to a minimum due to the outstanding condition of the home. It normally involves minor sanding, washing surfaces, spot priming and applying two top coats. A great working environment for any professional trade.

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