Category: Painting Tips

4 Great reasons to paint this Spring

As Queenslanders and Brisbane locals we’re no stranger to the weather and as professional painters, we certainly know a thing or two about which season is the best time to paint. With Spring officially sprung, we thought we’d gloss over why Spring is the best time to get started painting in Brisbane and in general […]

Painting in the Cooler Months

Whether you live in Queensland or the Southern States painting in the cooler months is a longer time-consuming project. Temperature has a huge impact on painting and drying times and often it comes down to the type of paint; gloss, waterbased or oil, and definitely whether you’re tackling an exterior painting job or an interior one. […]

Professional Painters OR DIY?

Are you looking at doing some DIY painting work but not too sure if you can achieve a good quality finish or actually save money? While some people prefer DIY painting because of cost-savings and the satisfaction of having done the job with their own two hands. DIY painting certainly isn’t for everyone, many people […]

3 Quick Handy Painting Tips

Preparation is a very important first step prior to painting.  Make sure your surfaces are cleaned thoroughly and if sanding is required, always wear a mask. Make sure when filling minor cracks and holes that you use a quality premium product. If painting during winter or rainy periods, always allow extra time between drying coats […]

Storing Paint – How to Store Leftover Paint

The key to successful paint storage is to keep it in a cool dry place. A dry basement is a good place to store paint, but wherever you decide to store your leftover paint, be sure to avoid places with high moisture because metal paint cans will quickly form rust around the lid and when […]

Home Painting Tip

Here is another painting tip if you’re thinking of doing some DIY painting in your Brisbane home. Always start from the top and start by doing the ceiling, cornices and edges where the wall meets the ceiling. Then move on to walls, doors and window frames. It’s important to start from the ceiling as this allows for […]

Lead Paint Testing Queensland

Before you decide to get some work done on your old Queenslander, you must have it tested for lead paint.  Instead of hiring a professional inspector, you can buy a DIY lead paint testing kit from major retail hardware stores or paint shops. If the Lead Paint Test is positive, you must abide by the rules […]

Painting Tip – Surface Preparation

Here’s a little painting tip on testing whether the surface you are painting will be suitable. Doing an adhesion test is an important part of the painting preparation process prior to starting your painting. The easiest way to do the adhesion test is to cut through the surface to be painted in a crosshatch pattern […]