Exterior house painting work done in Bethells Beach in 9 days with 3 painters. Paint Dulux white colour is the Southern Alps and Okarito. House colour is Linton “weather shield” low sheen.
The house was built and firstly painted 9 years ago. Some visible effects are corner bite galvanized iron rusted through and some paint bubbling. We sanded off all the corners, applied special primer before painting works. The priming is to prevent the iron parts rusting through again in the next 5 years to come.
The new colour is lighter than the original. Some board nail filling parts were undercoated.
Windows and door frame all sanded by 150 grid sanding paper. Those where timber appeared we apply an undercoat.
Sanding work makes a real difference between good and average painting works. No good painting works can be achieved without hard preparation works. Sanding is the most basic practice. The house was washed on the first day, second and third days two painters were doing only the sanding works.
We used a lot Southern Alps white colour enamel semi-gloss Dulux paint recently. We had more window exterior painting work than last year.
One day for final touches. All details were well taken care of. In summer days we work longer hours from 8 to 12 hours a day. Monday to Friday. Each painter only takes one day off while others continue.