We started this Glenfield house roof, exterior and interior painting by the end of April, it’s almost finished now. We had to wait a couple of days for other works like new kitchen, toilet and shower things like that then we can continue to complete the interior. While in that time period we focus on the outside works. It is a two story house. We only used scaffolding in front of the house however it could be replaced by a long ladder with painter’s U shape bracket. We move the ladder meter per meter from one side to another so we can paint the under eave and wall all together in one time. Not hiring scaffolding saved the customer a lot of money. Our quote is always competitive.
Interior: an acoustic asbestos ceiling
We are painting a asbestos ceiling. These types of ceilings are usually found in houses built in the 1960’s through the 1980’s. Asbestos could be present in a home up to 1978, till it was banned in New Zealand.
Before painting we want to know if the ceiling has been painted before or has not been painted. Swipe hand lightly across an area of the ceiling and see if anything comes off the ceiling. If so, this may be the first indication it hasn’t been painted before.
However we need to test it again by using an easy sure fire method. We lightly spray water in an inconspicuous place. If we feel that the popcorn finish starts to soften and could even be wiped off with a paper towel or cloth, we know the ceiling has never been painted.
In effect the previously painting of the popcorn ceiling has glued the acoustic to the ceiling. Spraying it is the best way and it won’t disturb the popcorn acoustic. We prime then apply the final coat; We have water stains at all on the ceiling from past events. Reach for that spray can we talked about in the material listed and spray over those water stains, and any ugly marks. This will ensure that the water marks/stains will not show through the paint. If we have a ceiling that was smoke damaged or smoke residual from a fireplace, or even heavy smoking occupants. We need to prime-seal the whole ceiling before painting, because the smoke can bleed through the paint.
Inspirational Exterior Paint Selection
Classic White: A classic exterior scheme uses three main colors. The principal color is used for the external walls, a secondary color for gutters, down pipes or garage doors, and a third color for accents like windows, doors and railings.
Bold Statements: When choosing exterior paint colors your house is a canvas, but it’s not always blank. Your existing roof color may be a deciding factor. Consider a trim color that matches or harmonies with your roof, and set it off with a contrast color to the external wails.
- Choose external color carefully. It’s your home’s face to the world
- Take inspiration from actual homes or magazines
- Consider your home’s heritage. Perfect colors for an Edwardian or Victorian era house may seem out of place on a modern home
- Monochromatic schemes are popular, using various intensities of one color
- For a great visual effect, switch the rules and match a light roof with dark external walls and a classy neutral on trims
When using three or more color, the owner picked the main color first, It makes it easier to select accent colors and visualize the finished result. Paint looks much lighter on large outdoor surfaces, so we consider using a slightly darker shade. Paint brings out the beauty and character in any home. As a general rule the simpler your house, the fewer colors you’ll need.
Twist on tradition
For a time honored look, we tried an exterior color scheme that has a dominant roof color with paler external walls and a contrast on the trim. This combination remains popular and looks great with modern charcoals and dark blues teamed with warm brown and rich cream brick render.