November 12, 2018

The painting experts at Geelong Colour World have a range of useful painting tips and hints for Geelong home owners to help the exterior and interior of your home look incredible this summer. As the weather warms up people tend to take the opportunity to get that much-needed painting done, both inside and outside.

Things to do before you start painting

One of the tips our team suggest before you get started would be to have a clear vision of what you want your home to look like. This saves time and stress when it comes to choosing the right colour and texture of paint. It also allows us to provide you with a more tailored service, to help you achieve this vision.

Another important thing to do before you start painting is to make sure all the surfaces you’re going to paint are free of dirt and grime, and also check the surface your painting for any holes or cracks that need to be patched up before you start. Our team can help you find the right cleaning agents to help keep surfaces clean and provide you with patching equipment to block holes and repair cracks in the surface.

You should also consider the weather before you begin painting – if temperatures are expected to climb to the mid-to-late 30’s or early 40’s (degrees Celsius) you should either wait until it cools down later in the day or pick a cooler day, as extreme temperatures can effect the way the paint is applied to the surface.

Hint on ensuring the best result while painting

One thing you should never do while painting is stop in the middle of finishing a wall and go and have some well-deserved lunch! If you stop painting a surface and come back and finish the rest of the job later, it will diminish the overall look of the wall. This is especially true if you’re applying the final coat.

For more helpful painting tips and hints visit our store and see our experts at Geelong Colourworld. We will help you get the right products and advice to achieve the desired result. Contact us to find out more.