21Nov

Project Tiny Tin

PROJECT LAUREL

THE BRIEF

‘Tiny Tin’ is possibly the sweetest name for a project that we’ve worked on thus far, although credit needs to be given to the architect for the moniker for this little home! This project is an old worker’s cottage that has undergone a substantial renovation to modernise it inside and out, creating a beautiful two bedroom home. We were brought in to complete all painting works during the course of the renovation.

 

WHAT WE DID

Our works were completed in stages to align with the ongoing renovation, beginning with the upper level exterior. Here we spent a lot of time working with the old boards to bring them back to order, ready for repainting. From there, we progressed through the interior which was all newly fitted out but still included traditional features of a worker’s cottage, with VJ cladding and fanlights above the doorways. Lastly, we completed the remainder of the exterior of the home and the new timber decking, creating a bright and lightly coloured home that in our opinion, is definitely the best in the street!

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Tranquil Retreat

Rendered walls and sub-floor gates
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Dulux Terrace White

Chamfer board walls
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Dulux Lexicon Quarter

All interior surfaces, and exterior windows, doors, posts, balustrade, gates, garage door, and patio fencing
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20Nov

Project Cairns

PROJECT CAIRNS

The Brief

Our clients have resided in this home for the past few decades, having raised a family here who are now grown, and also having seen their surrounding suburb grow around them in scale and height. This beautiful old Queenslander is thankfully heritage protected, with its owners wanting to refresh it whilst retaining its traditional colour scheme.

What We Did

We undertook a full exterior repaint after first providing a full wash down of all surfaces to remove the city dust and grime. We began with the upper level, completing all works here first whilst we had safety rails installed, before we headed down to tackle the main level of the home. All broader areas were completed first, followed by the verandah details (lattice, balustrades etc), the staircase, sub-floor area and the painted timber decking.

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Praline

Timber posts and barge boards to verandah, and rendered boundary walls
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Dulux Praline (Quarter Strength)

Guttering and timber fence infills
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Dulux Chamois

Walls
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Dulux Indian Red

Handrails
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Dulux Mary Janes

Lattice
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Dulux Purebred

Stair treads (middles) and painted decking
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Dulux Black

Subfloor battens and posts
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Dulux Lexicon Quarter

Windows, doors and balustrade
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10Sep

Project Barlow

PROJECT BARLOW

THE BRIEF

This project was completed as a part of a renovation to this family home in Clayfield. Our clients undertook a remodel of their lower level including kitchen, living and outdoor entertaining areas, and requested that we also undertake additional painting works to the home, including the repainting of their aluminium windows, and the coating of their paved driveway and pathways.

WHAT WE DID

We commenced this project with our painting works to the main surfaces of the renovated area, both internally and externally. This included the completion of the new raked ceiling to the outdoor entertaining area, and the creation of a statement fireplace in the living room.

Once the main elements of the renovation were completed, we continued with some additional painting works to the existing interior of the home, before we moved on to our more unique elements of the project! We were tasked to repaint our clients’ aluminium windows and doors throughout the home, transforming them from cream to black. These were completed using specialist products and spray techniques, which will provide a hardwearing finish for many years to come.

Lastly, to tie all elements of the home together, we returned to apply a coloured sealer to all pavers to the driveway and pathways surrounding the home. This has taken the pavers from terracotta to a charcoal grey, which look beautiful against the refreshed home!

TESTIMONIAL

“The whole team was a pleasure to work with, so professional, great attention to detail and very clean/tidy. We would recommend Clayton and his team to anyone looking for painting of their new homes, renovations, various household items etc. Thanks Refined Painting.” – Cath and Hugh

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Lexicon

Exterior walls
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Dulux Black

Fireplace feature sections, aluminium windows and aluminium doors
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Dulux Lexicon Half

Interior walls, doors, architraves and skirting boards
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Con-Treat Graphite Grey

Pavers
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12Jul

Project Leworthy

PROJECT LEWORTHY

THE BRIEF

This much loved family home was set to receive a complete overhaul, with our team tasked to complete a full repaint both to the exterior and the interior, with a renovation also occurring to their kitchen, laundry and bathroom throughout.

WHAT WE DID

The team undertook this project in three stages over a number of months, commencing with the internal and external staircases. The exterior stairs were in need of some TLC and were completed late in 2019, starting to introduce what would become the new colour scheme.

During our 2020 works, we commenced with the interior repaint following the completion of the kitchen and wet room renovations. This provided a complete refresh to the home, tidying up the knocks and bumps of life with small children!

Lastly, we finished with the exterior of the home, as pictured. We assisted the clients with their colour selections by arranging digital overlays of a number of different greys for the walls, helping them to land on the beautiful Tranquil Retreat. This new colour scheme modernises and brightens the home up, and will also be a combination of colours that is unlikely to date over time.

TESTIMIONIAL

Clayton and his team have done an outstanding job painting our house, inside and out, as well as refurbishing and staining our two timber decks. We are absolutely thrilled with the results! Their diligence, integrity, professionalism and friendly nature make them a pleasure to welcome into your home.” –  Steph and Pete

AWARDS

Finalist | Master Painters Association of QLD’s 2020 Award for Excellence for an exterior residential repaint

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Tranquil Retreat

Exterior walls
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Dulux Domino

Gutter, fascia, stair treads, handrails, timber posts, beams, timber cladding to the garage and rendered fencing
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Dulux Lexicon Quarter

Windows, doors, architraves, balustrade and timber boundary fencing
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22Mar

Project Pelham

PROJECT PELHAM

THE BRIEF

This stunning family home started out as a creamy-yellow and grey single level character home, built around the 1930s. Our client, an exceptional owner builder, transformed the tired home into a fresh and expansive residence, with a lift, build-under and extension. We were involved in all aspects of this project, joining our fellow trades to complete all painting works to the exterior and interior.

WHAT WE DID

This was a staged project that provided us with a variety of old and new areas to blend together into the home you see today. Whilst the lower level is all new, the upper level retained some original features, such as the timber bay windows, which were restored with care.

We commenced works to the exterior of the upper level before moving indoors, and finishing off on the lower level exterior. The team spent days up in the heights of the stunning raked ceilings, our favourite feature of the home. The other area we adore is the unique teak decking, which was coated for protection, but to a more natural finish and look compared to many other decks we complete. This less glossy and more raw look works beautifully with the teak, and creates the perfect segue from indoors to out.

AWARDS

Winner | Master Painters Association of QLD’s 2020 Award for Excellence for a newly painted home (with a contract value over $20,000)

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Casper White Quarter

Exterior walls and boundary fencing
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Dulux Lexicon Quarter

Fascia boards, eaves, doors, windows, architraves and all interior surfaces
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Cutek CD50 Oil

Teak decking
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7Dec

Project Portland

PROJECT PORTLAND

The Brief

This lovely home belongs to regular clients of ours, whom we’ve completed a number of projects for in years gone by. This time around, they required a full exterior repaint, and hoped to resolve some ongoing difficulties they’d been having with cracking to the rendered walls.

What We Did

Our clients had two different colour schemes chosen for their home, and weren’t sure which to proceed with, so we firstly arranged for a digital overlay of each colour scheme for them to compare and use to decide. This was really effective, and we love the colours they ended up choosing!

In order for us to rectify the existing cracking and to prevent it occurring again in the future, we elected to repaint their rendered surfaces using an elastomeric product from Dulux’s Acratex range. Elastomeric coatings are designed to be extremely flexible and durable, which in turn bridges cracks and allows the coating to move with the substrate, without breaking down.

We also used our Dulux Acratex system to repaint the roof, providing a long-lasting, protective coating to their roof tiles. Lastly, we finished the look by repainting the side aluminium gates, perfectly tying everything together!

KEY COLOURS USED

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Colorbond Monument

Roof, gutters and aluminium gates
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Dulux Beige Royal Quarter

Cladded walls and eaves
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Taubmans Gibraltar Grey

Rendered walls to the front facade
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Dulux Ancient Ruin

Fascia, rendered walls to sides and rear, and the front retaining wall
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7Dec

Project Conda

PROJECT CONDA

THE BRIEF

Our clients’ family home needed to be refreshed both internally and externally,  including their roof. Whilst they knew the repaint was required, they were undecided as to whether they should retain their existing colour scheme, or transform their home completely with new colours inside and out. With the assistance of one of our Colour Consultants, they selected a whole new range of colours, and a complementary wallpaper for the interior.

WHAT WE DID

We completed this project in two stages, commencing with the interior. The team provided a full repaint to all ceilings, walls, doors and architraves, and also uplifted the existing clear-coated staircase timber handrail and balustrade by painting it, to suit the style of the rest of the home. Their chosen vinyl wallpaper was then installed to the walls adjacent to the staircase and to the dining room  to add not only a nice focal point, but one that would also withstand the little hands of grandchildren running up and down, or around the table at dinner time.

The second stage of this project was to repaint the full exterior of the home, which we began with the roof. This was taken from a traditional Manor Red to a more modern colour, Monument. From there, the team worked down to the ground, repainting everything in between and transforming the look of the home as we went. We finished off by re-spraying the garage panel-lift doors, and added a feature colour to the front entrance columns.

KEY COLOURS USED

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Colorbond Monument

Roof, gutters, fascia, front doors and garage doors
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Dulux Ghosting

Exterior walls
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Dulux Army Issue

Columns to front entrance
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Dulux Natural White

Interior walls, doors, architraves and skirting boards
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Vision Wallcoverings (Essence FD23363)

Wallpaper
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5Oct

Project Swordfish

PROJECT SWORDFISH

The Brief

Our clients have owned this canal-side home for around 10 years, and had always dreamed of renovating it to create the perfect blend of a homely and resort-style feel. They finally undertook their renovation, adding a double carport and gatehouse, rendering the existing brickwork, creating a new front courtyard with a firepit for entertaining, adding a new roof to add height and a pitched ceiling to the kitchen, installing Velux skylights, completely redoing their main bathroom, fitting new panelled doors with black hardware, and installing timber-look flooring. Given the size of the renovation, the entire home required painting, internally and externally.

What We Did

As we were almost the final trade in the home, we took particular care to really protect the areas we were working in, especially as the new flooring had already been laid. In order to protect the floors from not only paint, but also from our step-ladders and tools, we covered the floors with a combination of thick cardboard, brown paper and plenty of tape, as well as applying protective measures to all other fixtures and fittings. Aside from painting the entire exterior and interior of the home, we also repainted the laundry cabinetry to transform it from a yellowing cream to the dark shade of Domino. Lastly, we completed the look with a tropical wallpaper installation to the front entrance!

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Whisper White (one eighth strength)

Ceilings
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Dulux Whisper White (quarter strength)

Walls, architraves, doors and skirting boards to the interior, and eaves to the exterior
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Dulux Domino

Laundry cabinets
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Resene Triple White Pointer

Exterior walls to the home
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Colorbond Woodland Grey

Rendered fencing
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Albany Bamboo Palm in Brown/Taupe

Wallpaper to front entrance (sourced from Natty & Polly Wallpaper)
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Teigan
firepit
front
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1Jul

Project Beet

PROJECT BEET

THE BRIEF

This was a brand new family home, beautifully built by Watt Homes to maximise space, and to showcase its high-end finishes and exceptional construction. Featuring raked ceilings, custom-made barn doors and beautiful oak floors, this home was always going to beautiful! A project we were grateful to be involved in, completing all interior and exterior painting works.

WHAT WE DID

The team worked from the outside in on this project, first completing our works to the exterior of the upper level and to the raked soffit over the rear patio. This raked soffit carried inside to the living area ceiling, and is one of our favourite features of this home!

Once inside, we were able to take full advantage of this being a brand new (and therefore empty) home, allowing us to complete our painting of the woodwork using spray finishes. The black barn doors were removed and completed by our team off-site, before being re-hung at the completion of the remainder of our interior works.

Lastly, we returned to the exterior to finish off the ground level after all construction and ground works had been completed, to ensure a clean finish was provided.

KEY COLOURS USED

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Resene Half Sea Fog

Exterior and interior walls
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Dulux Lexicon Quarter

Eaves, timber posts, balustrade and architraves (exterior), skirting boards and architraves (interior)
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Colorbond Shale Grey

Fascia boards and rendered walls
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Dulux Black

Barn doors
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6May

Project Swann

PROJECT SWANN

The Brief

Originally built circa 1938, this stunning Tudor style home received a new lease on life when our clients undertook a renovation and extension project in 2018. A brand new double garage was added at the front of the home, and a large extension was adjoined to the rear of the property, perfectly blending old and new. We were requested to paint both the new additions to the home, as well as selected existing internal and external areas.

What We Did

We really enjoyed painting the new garage to tie in with the existing Tudor style timber battens, and gave the original battens to remainder of the home a refresh as we went along. The front entry and walkway were all repainted, bringing the front door, brick window sills and timber in this area from white to black to add some extra ‘pop’.

The entire rear extension was painted outside and in, along with additional internal painting works to the rooms that directly adjoin to the extension. We’ve since completed repainting works to remaining rooms inside the existing section of the home, giving it the same fresh feeling as the extended area!

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Black

Timber battens, timber posts, timber handrail, downpipes, brick window sills and front door
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Dulux Lexicon Quarter

Weatherboard cladding (rear extension) and all internal surfaces
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