Port Macquarie Project

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of repainting the entire outside of a family home in Port Macquarie.

We decided to make a holiday of it to see the family, so we packed up our 18 month old daughter and the dog and headed on a road trip from the gold coast. This is a seven hour trip but we were lucky enough to have a fairly good run through the night (allowing our daughter to sleep most of the way).

The entire outside had been recently rendered creating an entirely different look to the existing brick exterior. Being new render, one coat of undercoat needed to be applied to all surfaces to seal the render and provide a solid base for a lasting finish. These ‘before’ photos were taken as the undercoat was being applied.

Exterior Painting Garage door painting

This paint job took just over one week to complete and has created an entirely brand new look to an older house.

Exterior House Painter

The colour chosen to be applied as the main wall colour was “Dulux; Mole Grey”. “Dulux; Juvenile ” was also chosen as an accent colour to accentuate features such as the post at the front entrance way. As you can see in the pictures choosing complementing Charcoals and greys has created a sophisticated and stylish look. Using different shades of grey can also make the green from foliage in any surrounding gardens really pop.

The roof on this property was looking tired and had many cracked roof tiles, and almost the entire ridge cap pointing had cracked away. Some of the tiles needed to be replaced, but finding a perfect match proved to be difficult. We finally tracked some down that were a perfect match, so could easily slide into place with the existing tiles.¬† It was a grueling task for Nick in the sun to scrape back the old powdering pointing work, but once he replaced it with new pointing, the roof was really stating to take shape. The entire roof was sprayed with one coat of sealer and two coats of Dulux “Black”.

For this particular project, “Dulux Professional; Exterior Low Sheen” was used as this particular product has proven to be long wearing and durable in Australia’s often harsh weather conditions. Dulux Professional is a 100% flexible acrylic latex paint and provides good coverage on rough surfaces.

Dulux Professional Low Sheen

If you are looking to freshen up your house, Please feel free to give Nick a call on 0432 796 654 or just fill out a Quote Form  for a free quote.