House Painting Sydney

Smooth Finish

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Most walls in homes and buildings are gyprock, which is manufactured to be smooth and flat. It is not too difficult to get a great matt paint finish on these walls if we use the right primer/undercoat and the right colour paint. It takes some skill with a roller and brush, but there are professionals and skilled DIY people who get great, consistent results.

If is a different matter getting a smooth result with timber. And most homes will have at least some timber trim. This timber might be stained to keep the pleasing natural wood-grain appearance. Or it might be painted.

If we do paint timber we will be looking for a smooth looking result. This requires some knowledge and skill; timber is not naturally smooth, and it needs to be prepared correctly if the painted finish is to be flawless.

Matt paint is a little more forgiving on any surface. The way it reflects light means than minor imperfections are covered up. But glossy paint has the opposite effect; any imperfections, the tiniest dents, become easy to see. So we need to make sure the surface is all but perfect.

Timber Painting

Prepare the Wood – Sand the surface with 120 grit paper to provide a slightly rough surface for the primer to adhere to.

Fill in gaps – Use wood filler to fill in gaps, crack or dents in the wood. When dry, these need to be sanded so thay are absolutely flush with the surrounding wood.

Primer – Use a primer/undercoat designed for timber. When completely dry, sand this with 220 grit paper (fine). Ths should produce some fine dust, which needs to be vacuumed away.

Inspect the timber which has been primed. If there is any visible imperfection the area needs to be redone. Don’t rely on the final paint covering anything up.

Use Enamel paint – This is more expensive than regualr oil paint, but it dries harder and gives a much better finish. the expense is worth it for the better results.

Use additives – By thinning out the paint the brush-marks will disappear. Clean turps or mineral spirits are usually fine for thinning paint. Do not use more than 1 part thinner for 2 parts paint.

Thin paint will require several coats for complete coverage. But the thinner paint will dry harder and may dry more quickly depending on the additive. The results will be much smoother.

Strain the paint if you are using an old tin. This removes any gunk or dried paint, which will otherwise ruin the job.

Consider a clear glossy finish over matt paint is you want a shiny surface. Clear gloss form a spray can is often a good option here.

 

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There are many different materials and situations when painting a home. Techniques vary accordingly. Call the professionals if you want the best results for every part of your home.

 

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Stains

Every home will at least occasionally need to remove a stain from the walls. How difficult this proves to be depends on both the method we use to remove the stain and the wall surface that we remove it from.

 

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A few generations ago people preferred glossy paint, which had an advantage in that it did not absorb stains or moisture. Matt paint, which was fashionable for some time, tended to less stain resistant. But a modern alternative to both options is eggshell paint, which has a Matt-like finish yet proves fairly  stain resistant.

Yet some stains require a few tricks to be removed from walls.

Stains on walls with oil based paint

A mixture of one teaspoon of dish detergent with 1/4 teaspoon of vinegar in a small bowl of warm water will prove to be a decent cleaner for many stains. Use a soft bristle brush.

Stains on a latex Painted Wall.

A mixture of vinegar and baking soda in some warm water will clean these walls. Clean the wall with a sponge.

Hand Sanitizer

Some stubborn stains can be removed with hand sanitizer. This is good for ink or scuff marks. Leave it on the stain for half a minute and then sponge away.

Melamine/Magic Eraser

A magic eraser is slightly abrasive, and can be used to remove some stains. This is good for scuff marks, crayon and some ink marks.

Use some boraz and baking soda in warm water if the magic eraser does not work by itself.

 

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Do you have children in the home, of does your job cooking or creating art lend itself to frequently stained walls. Talk to us about the best options for stain resistant walls.

 

 

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Choose The Best House Painters in Sydney

How To Choose The Best House Painters, Sydney

(4 factors to consider)

 

While there are numerous house painters in Sydney, it isn’t easy to choose the ones who’re not only experts in house painting but also will perfectly fit your budget. Here are 4 factors to consider to make the process much easier:

1 – Time to complete the project

If painters have the knowledge, right equipment, and more importantly, the right team size, they’ll be able to do the job on time. Pick the team that will complete the project on time.

2- Professional experience

Choose the team that has the experience and expertise in picking the right paint brushes, the correct blend of colours, paint coat and the appropriate budget. This will ensure good quality of work.

3- The price is right

Once you select several house painters in Sydney, get multiple bids. It’s always wise to get quotes from various teams and compare them with one another. This way allow you to pick the one that can provide quality service at a reasonable price.

4- Are they insured?

Are they insured or not? Painting jobs may involve certain areas with high ceilings, and dangerous corners so accidents may happen. When a team of Sydney house painters has insurance, you’ll be assured against poor quality, bad workmanship, paint over-spills, and property damages which may spell a breach of the contract.

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We are proud of our professional abilities, to deliver the best painting results on time, without flaws.

Call us an be assured of the best professional results

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House Painting – Stains

Stains

Every home will at least occasionally need to remove a stain from the walls. How difficult this proves to be depends on both the method we use to remove the stain and the wall surface that we remove it from.

 

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A few generations ago people preferred glossy paint, which had an advantage in that it did not absorb stains or moisture. Matt paint, which was fashionable for some time, tended to less stain resistant. But a modern alternative to both options is eggshell paint, which has a Matt-like finish yet proves fairly stain resistant.

Yet some stains require a few tricks to be removed from walls.

Stains on walls with oil based paint

A mixture of one teaspoon of dish detergent with 1/4 teaspoon of vinegar in a small bowl of warm water will prove to be a decent cleaner for many stains. Use a soft bristle brush.

Stains on a latex Painted Wall.

A mixture of vinegar and baking soda in some warm water will clean these walls. Clean the wall with a sponge.

Hand Sanitizer

Some stubborn stains  can be removed with hand sanitizer. This is good for ink or scuff marks. Leave it on the stain for half a minute and then sponge away.

Melamine/Magic Eraser

A magic eraser is slightly abrasive, and can be used to remove some stains. This is good for scuff marks, crayon and some ink marks.

Use some Boraz and baking soda in warm water if the magic eraser does not work by itself.

 

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Do you have children in the home, of does your job cooking or creating art lend itself to frequently stained walls. Talk to us about the best options for stain resistant walls.

 

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Old Paint – House Painters Sydney

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Many of us have a few old cans of paint in the garage or garden shed. these are often left over from when the house has last painted. These can be handy to have if we have to paint over a stain. But paint will have an expiry date. And even if the paint hasn’t expired there maybe problems if we try to use it.

Paint will start to dry out if there is any air in the can. This might mean the paint becomes thick, which makes it hard to use. Or it might mean the paint becomes solid, which means it cannot be used at all.

If the old paint is thick we can often use some thinning agent to restore it. house paint may be thinned out with clean water. Mineral paints can be thinned out with turps or paint thinner.

Some paint, especially in large tubs, may have dust on them, or dust on the surface. else, the some of the paint may may have partially died out, making it gritty. This paint might still be salvageable with some filtering.

Hardware stores have paint filter bags that can be used to remove grit and many contaminants from paint. These can only be used once, but they are quite cheap. And they are fine if you just need to get some clean paint to touch up the walls.

An often overlooked problem is that the paint already on the walls may have faded over time. So any further paint that we apply may not quite match the faded colour. This is far less of a problem with modern interior paint, which largely resists fading. But it may be noticeable on exterior paint.

Some thickened paint can be resurrected with thinner
Paint can be put through a strainer bad to remove grit.
It is often best to buy some new paint. The old can will indicate the brand and colour of the new paint.
Alternately, buy a sample pot of paint for touch-up work.
Old paint must be disposed of correctly. Ask the local council or the hardware store about the correct way to dispose of paint in your area.

 

Paint that is well sealed may last up to ten years if stored in cool, dry conditions. after this it is probably unusable. It is best to buy new paint rather than risk ruining your walls with a poor pigment that is off colour or gritty.

 

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If the interior walls are showing signs of wear then consider a complete repaint. A professional will get results that look great for years to come.

 

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Roller Painting

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Most home interiors are painted with a roller, though a brush is probably used for the corners. Rollers are popular for this type of painting because they can cover large flat surfaces quite quickly and because they give a pleasant semi-textured finish.

 

Roller painting, like any painting, requires some skill. But it is not too difficult to get reasonable results if we know the right procedure.

Some terms:

Roller cage (aka Roller frame) – This is the metal roller frame attached to a handle, one of the most basic tool for roller painting. the width of the cage determines which sized roller you can use.

The Tray – This holds the paint for roller painting. Ideally the tray should be slightly wider than roller cage. A tray is necessary because a roller is too big to be put inside a paint can. The tray will have ridges along the surface, and slope toward one end.

The Nap – This is depth of the painting surface on a roller. A thicker nap (20 mm) hold more paint. A thinner nap (5 mm) hold less paint but gives a much smoother finish. Most interior Matt painting on walls uses a medium 9mm nap. Only gloss paint requires 5mm. Thick naps are used for brickwork.

 

Technique

  • The wall you are painting should be cleaned and prepared. Apply undercoat is required.
  • Many painters like to use a brush to do the edges of the walls first, then use the roller when the brush paint is dry.
  • Pour the paint into the tray. It will need to be on a flat surface. You will need to estimate the right amount, though you can always add a little more if you start to run low. The tray should never be more than half full, probably less than that.
  • If you are using water based paint you should wash the roller before hand, and start using it while it is still damp. Remove any loose fibers form the roller.
  • Roll the roller in the tray till it is fully covered with paint, the run it across the rides of the tray to remove excess paint.
  • Apply the roller to the wall, with light pressure. Start at waist level, and paint in a Zig-Zag pattern. It is fine to go over the same area while the paint it still wet.
  • Return to the tray and apply more paint to the roller as required.
  • Cover the entire wall with the roller. Do section of about 1 meter square. Do not paint over an area once the paint starts to dry.
  • When finished. Wash the roller and tray with water.
  • A second coat after the first coat has dried may be necessary for the best results.

 

Spray Painting - House Painting Sydney

Spray Painting – House Painting Sydney

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Almost all interior room paint is done with a brush and roller. But spray painting is used for some smaller items, and for some larger furnishings. It is a useful method in some situations, giving a smooth finish if applied with some basic skills.

Spray painting might be used for furniture, musical instruments, shelves, railings, frames, wicker chairs, baskets, metal frames and it can also be used on the back of glass to create a mirror.

Professionals and some serious hobbyists will use an air gun and compressor for spray painting, but this is expensive equipment. This is the type of spray painting used for cars and grand pianos. Most home spray painting uses aerosol cans, which are effective for small projects.

Aerosol spray paint will work well for many surfaces, as long as that surface is well prepared and the right primer is used. It is common to paint timber, metal, plastic, and also ceramics and glass under some circumstances.

Spray painting small projects.

Spray paint will give off fumes, more than any other paints. It is important to always use a face mask. We also recommend eye protection. Always paint in a well ventilated area- outdoors if possible.

Completely clean the area to be painted. Wipe down the surface with a rag and solvent.
If necessary, sand the surface flat to remove any unevenness.
Use a primer on the surface to get the best results. There are primers specifically for timber, metal or other surfaces.
Cover any area that is not to be painted with masking tape or painters tape.
Shake the spray can for a complete minute just before use.
Spray the surface with light stokes, with the can held at least 20cm from the surface. each pass should slightly overlap the previous pass. Apply a thin coat of paint because thick coats tend to run and drip.
Wait till the paint it touch dry (the drying time should be on the product), and then apply a second coat. if necessary, add a third coat when the second coat is touch dry.
After finishing each coat you should clean the spray nozzle by holding the can upside down and spraying till only air comes out.
When the surface is dry you might apply a clear protective coat. Use the same spray procedure. A clear glassy coat often works best if the paint underneath has a Matt finish.

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Spray painting is fine for many items in the home which are part of the decor. Most internal painting for walls and ceiling is done with traditional brush and roller techniques.

 

 

Strata painting Sydney

What you should ask for Strata Painting

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It is a wise decision and easier to paint a building before the ceiling edges and cornicing’s are installed. If these fixtures are put on after the walls are painted they cover all the joints at the ceiling and floor.

Owners of apartments and strata complexes must arrange for painting work before the building has its final cornicing installed. This both makes the painting easier and allows for more painting alternatives.

Owners of apartments and strata complexes love to chat about strata painting Sydney. Why not, painting is a delicate job and if done properly it will contribute much to the betterment of every apartment and complex.

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Sit down and discuss over coffee with the painting experts pertaining to what is best for your home or strata complex. Eggshell finish works well on most rooms, where as kitchens and bathrooms may benefit from gloss paint and its added stain resistance.

We collaborate closely with strata managers, property managers, owner’s corporations and executive committees to produce outstanding results and we make sure minimal distractions concerning tenants and residents’ schedule. We have many, many years of experience painting strata buildings whether they are large and small. This includes exteriors and interiors, foyers, stairwells and common areas.

Our strata painters are experts, professionals, and efficient. They can tailor a programmed maintenance schedule to keep your building well maintained year-round. We have all the equipment to paint high-rise buildings including swing stages, scaffolds and boom lifts. We are also experts at removing graffiti if required

You should hire a professional to paint your house

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Over the past few generations paint for interior walls has tended to have three basic finishes, though other types of finishes have appeared on the market more recently.

Gloss House Painting Sydney
This was once the most common type of paint finish, and it is still very common for outdoor use. Gloss paint has a shiny finish that is quite good for repelling water and other moisture. This makes gloss paint quite stain resistant, and for many years it was the only choice for situations prone to staining.
The downside to gloss paint is that it will show any imperfections in the underlying surface, so the walls have to be merticulosly prepared before painting.

Semi-gloss Paint
This is literally a less shiny version of gloss paint. It is almost as water and stain resistant as full gloss paint while still being better at covering up minor surface imperfections. Many home owners considered this a fairly good compromise. It also had less of a chemical smell when frying.

Matt internal House Painting Sydney
This was the third paint option, and probably the most popular for indoor painting over the last two generations. Matt paint has a pleasant chalky texture that does not directly reflect the light, so it covers up minor surface imperfections. Its only reals disadvantage is that is isn’t nearly as stain resistant as gloss paint.

Eggshell paint
This is a more recent development in paint and considered the best option in most interior applications. Eggshell finish has a very light sheen. This light shine cover up surface imperfections almost as well as Matt or flat paint, yet the paint itself is almost as stain resistant as full gloss paint. As an added bonus these modern paints tend to be quite environmentally friendly.

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Check with the painting experts when it comes to what is best for your home. Eggshell finish works well on most room, though kitchens and bathrooms may benefit from gloss paint and its added stain resistance

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No painting job too small

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With extensive experience we know what to do to make you happy and satisfied.
Big or small project, our intense attention to detail is how we ensure that you stay satisfied. In that way, we can show you our work’s great quality.

We do more than just paint; we offer preparation work before doing the painting job (filing in gaps, patching, sanding, covering, and moulding.)

We at Oppa Painting are fully insured with Public Liability Policy and Workers Compensation Policy.

We provide Painting Services all over Sydney; we don’t have no exceptions with regard sizes and distance. With Oppa Painting, you’ll get quality painting services no one can’t beat. We offer professionalism and care on every work we provide.

If you’re considering working with us, please take a look at our before and after photos (those are proof of the work we’ve done over the past years) prior to booking another Painter in Sydney.

Even if your house décor is pretty and attractive if your walls are dull or even drab, it will badly affect the overall look of your space. Let’s be factual, a beautiful home is a lot about exhibiting the best colours, finishes, and textures on your house walls. Although many homeowners attempt DIY paint jobs in the Sydney area, we can’t say it’s as easy endeavour. Actually, it can be extremely messy and may take a lot of time and effort. Exactly the reason why you should hire our experts and professional painters at — I’ll say it again — Oppa Painting.

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We have significant experience in this sphere and we also make sure we use the best materials and provide premium customer service. We are a sincere and honest company that provides specialized and customized painting in Sydney. On top of all we have mentioned, we have prices that will make you smile.