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Preparation Before Painting Interiors

 

If you are planning to paint a room or several rooms in your house on your own, you need to make sure that you have all the right tools, paints and primers for the job. But that is only one aspect of a DIY house painting project.

There are a number of other things you’d have to take into consideration and follow in order to ensure that the project progresses without a glitch and that no features in your home are damaged in the process. The Attentive Painting & Decorating experts have listed a few steps you should follow if you are planning on painting the interiors of your house:

  1. Clear the curtains, furnishings, light and lighting fixtures, the electrical outlet covers, as well as the rest of the décor and artwork from the walls etc.
  2. Move all large furniture pieces to the centre of your room if they are too unwieldy and can’t be removed from the space. Use thick plastic sheets to cover them- this will protect them from paint splatters while you are working there.
  3. Clean the entire room from top to bottom very meticulously and pay extra attention to removing all the cobwebs and dust.
  4. Carefully wipe and clean the walls and any other surfaces you are planning to paint.
  5. Line the floor’s edges with thick paper.
  6. Fill in all small cracks, fissures and dents as well as the nail holes with lightweight spackle.
  7. Prime the wall’s surfaces using a compatible primer.
  8. Affix masking tape over the light switches, the timber features and all the adjacent walls to protect them from paint drops or damage.
  9. Now your room is ready for painting.

We at Attentive Painting & Decorating are a very reputed and experienced company that provides customised painting services for residential and commercial properties at very reasonable pricing. For a free consultation and quote, please call us on 07 3532 5528 or write to us via this online form.

Queenslander Maintenance

Queenslander properties are known for their classic, unique architecture. These impressive houses are a remnant of the colonial ages and now carry a heritage structure status- this means you can’t make any structural changes to the structure and any repair work will also have to be conducted only after written permission from the local council.

Queenslander maintenance- useful tips

These buildings are a combination of wood and iron and in most instances; the wooden surfaces are painted rather than polished. This lends the structure a very quaint and classic look. The large porches and verandas add to its appeal as well. But maintaining these properties can be a herculean task and there are certain things that have to be kept in view while doing so: The experts at Attentive Painting & Decorating have put together these tips to help maintain your Queenslander property appropriately:

  • If you see signs of flaking paint, do not delay in fixing the problem as that will only cause more peeling which will affect the appearance of the structure.
  • While painting your Queenslander property, make sure that the older coat of paint is completely removed before the new application. This will ensure the paint adheres well to the surface and doesn’t peel off quickly.
  • The surface will have to be sanded and primed well before the paint is applied.
  • Inspect the walls and other wooden features for the incidence of mould as this can impact the timber permanently. Mould spores in the air also spread across the indoor spaces and can pose a health risk.

Maintaining a Queenslander property can be challenging and time-consuming and the one way to ensure this work gets done efficiently and with regularity is to hire specialists like the ones at Attentive Painting & Decorating for this job. We provide customised Queenslander Maintenance services at very reasonable pricing. For a free consultation and quote, please call us on 07 3532 5528 or write to us via this online form.

Professional Painting vs. DIY Painting

Many homeowners are very enthusiastic when it comes to carrying out any home improvement projects in their home. They feel a sense of accomplishment when they successfully build a deck, fix a staircase or paint their home. While it’s entirely possible to paint your home yourself, you need to buy the right tools, materials and paint and conduct some research online about the steps to follow etc.

There are several benefits to DIY painting such as:

  • The cost of the painting project reduces considerably as you save on the labour cost.
  • If you have certain ideas about how you want the finishes and textures to be, you have the flexibility try them out yourself and achieve the look and ambience you want.
  • You also have the freedom to complete the work at your own convenience and paint only one room or wall at a time rather than disrupt the entire house.

Why hire a professional painter?

While there are some distinct advantages to a DIY paint job, you can definitely benefit from hiring professionals such as Attentive Painting & Decorating for the job as:

  • They will provide expert advice on the different types of paints, finishes and textures available; this helps you make a better-informed decision.
  • They will handle the job efficiently and have the skill and knowledge to paint different types of surfaces.
  • The job will be completed meticulously and within a set timeframe.
  • Expert painters will make sure that top-grade materials and workmanship are used; this helps extend the lifespan of the paint finish.
  • These professionals will choose non-toxic and lead-free paints for the work and will make sure that the job is completed safely.

We at Attentive Painting & Decorating are a reputed and experienced company that provides customised residential and commercial painting services at very reasonable cost. For a free consultation and quote, please call us on 07 3532 5528 or write to us via this online form.

Preparation Before Painting Interiors

A number of homeowners prefer to embark on some DIY home improvement and upgrade projects on their property.  Painting isn’t a very difficult job if you plan it well, choose the right colour paints, primers and tools, follow proper techniques and complete the work methodically for a perfect finish. We at Attentive Painting & Decorating have outlined some that you can follow while painting rooms in your house:

  1. Clear the space room of all the curtains, furnishing, light fittings, electrical outlet covers, and other fixtures and features.
  2. Move all the large and bulky furniture to the centre of the room if you find it difficult to move it out of the room entirely; cover them with plastic sheets as this helps prevent it from getting splattered with any paint.
  3. Clean the space in a detailed manner and ensure there are no cobwebs, dust or any debris lying around.
  4. Wipe and clean all the walls and other surfaces that you plan to paint.
  5. Line the room’s floor’s edges with paper.
  6. Fill all small dents, tiny fissures, nail holes or any cracks with lightweight spackle.
  7. Prime all the wall surfaces using a suitable primer; you can get some advice from the hardware store as to which primer will be best-suited for the paint you are using.
  8. Tape off all light switches, timber features and the adjacent walls, etc. using masking tape to protect them from getting splattered with paint or damaged.
  9. Once you have completed all these steps your room will be ready for painting and finishing.

We at Attentive Painting & Decorating are a very reputed and experienced company that provides customised painting services for residential and commercial properties at very reasonable pricing. For a free consultation and quote, please call us on 07 3532 5528 or write to us via this online form.

 

Queenslander Maintenance

Queenslander properties have a very unique architecture. These sprawling houses date way back to the colonial era and are largely made of wood and iron. They are stunning buildings are typically built at a height from the ground and stand on a stilt-like structure. They have vast porches and verandas and are heritage structures that can’t be altered in any way.

Things to keep in view

While these properties are definitely an attraction point for some home and commercial property buyers, there can be certain drawbacks to purchasing a Queenslander property; maintenance being the biggest concern. Here are some pointers from the experts at Attentive Painting & Decorating  that will help you maintain your unique property in the right manner:

  • If you notice any flaking paint, do not defer attending to the problem. A delay will only cause the paint to peel off further and impact the look of the features.
  • When you are painting any portion of a Queenslander property, ensure you don’t directly add a coat of paint to the existing one. The older coat of paint would have to be carefully removed with a special paint thinner, after which you’d have to sand and prepare the surface before giving it a fresh coat of paint.
  • As part of the maintenance regimen, check all the walls and other features for presence of mould as this can affect the timber underneath permanently. Aside from this, the mould spores will spread in the indoor spaces and pose a health risk.

As you can see, maintaining a Queenslander property is no child’s play. The mould can build up, and flaky paint on walls or rust on the iron features etc. can cause your property to deteriorate. The best way to avoid all this and maintain the aesthetics and integrity of your property is to hire professionals like the ones at Attentive Painting & Decorating for the job.  We provide customised Queenslander Maintenance services at very reasonable pricing. For a free consultation and quote, please call us on 07 3532 5528 or write to us via this online form.

Professional Painting vs. DIY Painting

Many people like to turn home painting into a weekend DIY activity. Today, there are a number of online tutorials and videos you can read and watch to learn how house painting should be done. You will also be able to find a lot of information online about the different types of paint that are available and which tools and materials you should use etc.

There are a number of benefits to DIY painting such as:

  • The cost of the project reduces significantly as you save on labour charges.
  • If you have some specific ideas about how the textures and finishes should be, you can try them out yourself; this provides you creative control rather than relying on the skills of a painter.
  • You can complete the work at your convenience and when you have the time in stages.

Why hire professionals like the ones at Attentive Painting & Decorating?

While there are some tangible benefits to a DIY paint job, there are some undeniable benefits to getting the work done from professionals such as:

  • Provide expert advice on the types of paints, textures and finishes and this helps you make a more well-informed decision
  • Since they are experienced, they will handle the job expertly and can paint all types of surfaces.
  • The job will be completed methodically and within a stipulated timeframe.
  • They will ensure that the best materials and workmanship are used and this guarantees a fantastic finish.
  • They will make sure that non-toxic, lead-free paints are used and that the work is completed safely; so there is no damage to the property and no impact on the health of your family.

We at Attentive Painting & Decorating are a reputed and experienced company that provides customised residential and commercial painting services at very reasonable cost. For a free consultation and quote, please call us on 07 3532 5528 or write to us via this online form.

 

Preparation Before Painting Interiors

 

Many homeowners like to carry out DIY painting projects on their property and if you go about it methodically, you would be able to complete the work efficiently and in a timely manner without too much of hassle or trouble.

While it’s important to choose the right colours, pick the right paint and use good-quality primers, brushes and rollers for the painting job, it’s crucial that the right preparation steps be followed before you start on any actual painting work. The experts at Attentive Painting & Decorating have put together a list of steps to follow while painting any room in your house:

  1. Clear the entire room of all the décor, furnishing, electrical outlet covers, light fittings and fixtures as well as the curtains and other embellishments.
  2. If there are things like very heavy or unwieldy furniture that can’t be removed, those should be shifted to the centre of the room and covered with plastic sheets to prevent it from getting splattered with paint.
  3. Clean the room thoroughly and make sure there are no traces of dust, cobwebs or debris anywhere.
  4. Line the edges of the room’s floor with paper.
  5. Fill in all small dents, hairline cracks, nail holes or any other small fissures etc. with good quality lightweight spackle.
  6. Wipe and clean the surfaces and walls that are to be painted.
  7. Prime the walls using a suitable, good quality primer
  8. Cut in about 1” from the baseboard and the ceiling with a matching colour
  9. Tape off all the woodwork, light switches, wooden features and adjacent walls, etc. with painter’s masking tape to protect them from splatters and damage.

We at Attentive Painting & Decorating are a very reputed and experienced company that provides customised painting services for residential and commercial properties at very reasonable pricing. For a free consultation and quote, please call us on 07 3532 5528 or write to us via this online form.

Benefits of Painting Your Home

Every homeowner makes efforts to keep their property neat and clean and they spend hours on weekends maintaining various features and of their home, or else hire professionals for the job. Many people also get their home renovated or upgrade certain features in their home. The objective is to ensure their home is pleasant and comfortable to live in and that it looks attractive too. But it isn’t always possible to carry out extensive remodelling or renovation and it isn’t always necessary either.

One of the simplest ways to improve the appearance of your property, with the least amount of trouble is to get it painted from professionals like the ones at Attentive Painting & Decorating. We are the experts that can provide interior and Exterior painting solutions. We have the experience and expertise to handle all types of painting jobs and can also provide excellent, customised solutions that fit perfectly into your budget.

We know what it takes to handle these jobs and have excellent, experienced painters on board a will complete the job efficiently and professionally. There are a number of benefits to getting your home painted by us:

  • The exterior walls of your house are exposed to the elements and see a significant amount of wear and tear daily. This is why we always use weather-resistant, exterior paint in our work .These advanced paints are dust and fade-resistant and UV –resistant too. This means they reflect the UV rays of the sun which helps improve the energy-efficiency of your home.
  • The indoor walls of your home become the backdrop for all the other elements there. This means, regardless of how attractive and well maintained all the other features are, if the walls look drab and dull, that will impact the overall appearance of your home. However, if you make sure that the indoor walls are well painted, that helps lift the look of all the rooms and features in them.
  • Walls that have a good coat of paint also don’t get as impacted by moisture and heat as walls that  don’t have  very good paint.  This helps improve the indoor air  quality in your  home
  • A well painted home will also bring in a higher resale price than one that hasn’t been painted in a long time. So even if you are planning to sell sometime in the near future, painting your home will provide you good ROI.

We are the expert Residential Painting  professionals that can provide you the type of solutions you need and at very reasonable pricing. We can handle projects of any scale and complexity and provide guarantees for our work. This means you can rest assured that we will do the work right the first time around.

For any  more information about  our services, please call  Attentive Painting & Decorating on this number -07 3532 5528 and tell us more about your project. You can also send us your queries via this online form . Check out testimonials from our customers on this page.

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