The benefits of painting the interior of your home

The benefits of painting the interior of your home

Why Should You Paint the Interior of your Home?

Painting your home has numerous benefits.  We have broken down the subject into two blogs.  This blog will focus on your home’s interior. To read about the benefits of painting your home’s exterior, check our blog here

Protect and rejuvenate surfaces

Paint can protect walls against moisture, mould, pathogens. This is why it is important to use paint experts like Painting Pros who can advise on the best paint for each area and for maximum durability.

Keep up to date with the latest trends

There are definite colour trends and changing the colour of your interior paint is the easiest way to update the aesthetics of your home’s interior.  For example, let’s look at the colours of 2018

Colours for 2018

PPG Paints has chosen Black Flame as the 2018 colour of the year

Domain mentions Dark Shades of green will be on trend in 2018:

“Dark shades of green will become the new must-have dark interior colour as we say goodbye to navy and midnight blues.

“Dark green as a paint colour for rooms such as a bedroom creates a wintery Scandi backdrop for tan leathers, reindeer furs, brass lamps and natural linen,” Macer says.”

News.com.au says we should “prepare to see a lot of green and terracotta walls in homes around Australia” and go on to identify “six on-trend paint colours of 2018:

  • Snowdownia
  • Terrocotta
  • Black
  • Beige
  • Neutral Soft Pinks
  • Green

Mydomainhome.com.au confirms this:

Among its other colour predictions for the next year [after noting Black Flame is 2018 colour of the year]: a twilight colour palette made up of dark blues, greens, and charcoal tones paired with warm golden yellows and muted pinks—suggesting that warm neutrals aren’t going anywhere.

Reduce Dust and Dirt

Painting interior walls and trims can reduce dust and dirt, especially on plaster.

Hide Stains and imperfections

Painting covers stains and wall imperfections to produce a fresh, clean new look.

Painting Pros are professional Sydney painters who have the expertise and knowledge to ensure that your interior paint job will last.  Call us here or fill out an enquiry form

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The benefits of painting the exterior of your home

The benefits of painting the exterior of your home

Why Should You Paint the Exterior of your Home?

Well, there are many reasons to paint the exterior of your home.  Your home is probably your largest asset so it pays to look after it. Painting the exterior of your home can increase durability, aesthetics and the value of your home.  It can be one of the best value for money investments you can make to your home.  Keep reading!  We detail some of these benefits and more, below:

1. Aesthetic appeal

First impressions count.  An exterior paint job can create a great first impression an old, deteriorating paint job can do the opposite! Old paint fades, peels and goes out of date.  Yes, paint colours do go through trends and can date a house or apartment building. That is one of the reasons that Painting Pros provides a colour consultant to help you choose the colours that work best for you. In addition, the sun’s ultraviolet rays cause the chemical compounds in paint to degrade (particularly if you use an oil-based paint), which means it will lose its colour and lustre. In particular, dark paints will appear to lose fade more quickly than lighter colours.  Sydney’s harsh sun can cause a number of issues with paint including blistering and chalking (when the paint becomes powdery). A good initial paint job, regular maintenance and upkeep can prevent these issues.

2. Value of a property A fresh coat of paint can increase the value of a property.  Don’t just listen to us, listen to domain.com.  They have written an article titled Five inexpensive tips for increasing your home’s value, where they state:

One of the simplest, most cost-effective improvements of all is paint! Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated – and that spells value.”

3. Protection against weather

The elements can play havoc on your home. Sun, rain, wind, insects, mould and mildew are just some of the elements that can degrade the paint of your home.  The right paint can prevent much of this damage.

4. Prevents termite damage

Painting and staining seals off exposed areas that are prone to damage from termites and other wood-eating pests. Painting your home can be one of the cheapest and most effective renovations you can do to your home to improve its looks and value.  However, it’s not a simple as it sounds.  Painting can be pretty technical. The right painter knows the right paint to use on each surface for its purpose.  Choose the wrong paint and you might as well throw your money down the drain.  Choose the right paint and the right painter to do a professional job and you improve the value and the longevity of your home. Painting Pros are professional in everything we do from quote to clean-up. We have a proven 9-step process that ensures outstanding results and your satisfaction is guaranteed throughout the process.  Check out our residential painting services So go ahead, call Bob on 0400 202 301 or fill out an enquiry form here

How Often Should you Paint?

How Often Should you Paint?

We thought we would do some research to find out what is generally recommended before giving our opinion.  The answer can vary greatly from 2 to 15 years and depends on a number of factors, as you have probably already guessed.

In this blog, we will answer this question based on what it is you want to paint and where it is located.  Our focus, for the purposes of this blog, will be on residential houses and apartments.  In which case, the question should consider external or interior surfaces.  We will cover both.

Firstly, we will cover the interior. We need to consider factors such as the amount of moisture in a room. Clearly, bathrooms and laundries will be exposed to more moisture and will need to be painted and maintained more frequently.

How often should you paint a bathroom?

How often should you paint the bathroom

Due to humidity that is often prevalent in a bathroom, we recommend painting every 3-5 years. Good ventilation will let some of the humidity escape and extend the time between painting as will mould-resistant paint. Painting Pros are experts in the application of mould resistant paint.  Ask us about it

How often should you paint a bedroom?

How often should you paint the bedroom

 

The main factor here is children and the number of occupants in the home.  Normally internal walls need repainting every 5-10 years.  However, if you have young children consider painting every 2-5 years.

 

How often should you paint the exterior?

it really depends on your location, the climate and the paint that you have previously used

as a guide:

  • Paint on weatherboard or fibro can last up to 15 years
  • Paint on timber will last up to 10 years
  • Paint on render walls varies dramatically based on the painter. If applied professionally, paint can last up to 10 years. However, much less if not applied properly.  This is where professionals like Painting Pros really make a difference.
  • Stained and/or clear finished timber needs to be redone every 2-5 years.

Environmental considerations:

  • Full sunlight will reduce the longevity by half
  • If you live near the water, especially the ocean, consider repainting every 2-3.  Ask us about the use of high-quality marine grade paints and maintenance to reduce salt build up in these circumstances.
  • Sprinkler systems in your area

Ultimately it comes down to choosing the right paints for the situation and preparing the surfaces thoroughly.  Painting Pros can advise you on the right paint for each surface and environmental condition and have a detailed preparation process to ensure the best result and longevity of your home.

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