Giving your window frames and trim a fresh coat of paint requires minimum effort but provides maximum impact in consolidating the look of your home against the front door, foliage, outdoor furniture and the front fence
Whether you want to go bright with a jewelled tone; dramatic with a darker shade; or friendly and welcoming with a warm terracotta tone such as Dulux® Very Terracotta; a fresh coat of paint on the front door will elevate the mood and style of your home.
Colormaker Industries advise that as well as exterior wall applications, roof tops and balconies also need waterproofing. Similarly, wet areas such as kitchens and particularly bathrooms should be waterproofed, in the latter cases typically below the tiles.
What should people look for when choosing an interior paint? And what types of paints are best for home exterior surfaces?
For Interiors, Colormaker Industries advise that glossy finishes are typically more wash-resistant, but do show more surface imperfections. Flat finishes are great for hiding surface imperfections but are inherently more porous and therefore likely to stain more and be harder to clean.
How big a difference can choosing the right paint make to the end painting-result for interior surfaces?
Colormaker Industries advise that choosing the right paint for the job can have a massive impact on the reultt. For interiors for example, you’d choose a satin or gloss [oil or water-based] enamel for architraves and window frames as these paints are typically stronger and stand up to more wear and tear from kicks/abrasion etc.
Designed specifically for Australian conditions, Quantum Timber Finishes’ ECODEX QUIX timber finish has been specifically formulated as a fast drying, penetrating, water-based decking oil, which will nourish and protect timber decks.
For autumn 2019, design trends will embrace a rustic-luxe look, with rich, natural colours, mid-tone timbers and simple yet sophisticated styling, according to Dulux Paints.
I.D Advanced, by Wattyl Paints, has an ultra-low VOC formula at less than 1g per litre, which far exceeds green-building requirements.
A timber deck can have a big impact on the overall look of your home so it’s important to get the colour right if you’re finishing-off a home renovation. Applying the wrong colour or simply changing preferences can be costly to fix.
A fresh coat of Hammerite Garage Door Paint [750ml priced at $34.75] can give your garage door a whole new lease of life and brighten the entire exterior of your home.
Adding a dash of colour to your front door and porch/verandah accessories is a simple way to finish off a home renovation and to create an inviting atmosphere.
Fine artist and colour expert Annie Sloan recently celebrated collaboration with Charleston Farmhouse, the country home and meeting place of the renowned Bloomsbury Set.