Painting tips from Anthony at Beerwah Paint Place

For over 20 years now, Paint Place Beerwah has stood the test of time. Owner, Anthony Austin has a lifetime of experience in the paint industry and knows how important it is to “Buy Local and Support Local”.
Your local Paint Place is definitely a one stop painting shop with the lot! Catering to all budgets and with their professional advice, computer colour matching and a complete range of mostly Australian owned products such as Haymes, Concept, Norglass Marine and Luxury Paints, the team at Paint Place definitely knows paint.
Here are Anthony’s top tips for your next painting project:

  1. Colour selection:
    Choosing the right colours is everything. Use the take-home colour charts available in the store to mix, match and contrast your colours to create the perfect palate.
  2. Paint selection:
    Always use premium quality paint as it covers better, goes on easier and is a more durable finish.
  3. How much paint:
    Measure your area to find the square metreage (length x height) divide by 12 to get average litres per coat.
  4. Colour test first:
    Buy a couple of sample pots and test the colours in different spots to see if the colours work on your surfaces.
  5. Brush and roller selection:
    Same as paint, use good quality tools as they will release the paint more evenly and give a smoother finish.
  6. Surface preparation:
    Make sure the surface is cleaned with appropriate cleaner (sugar soap), fill any imperfections and gaps, and do a light sand.
  7. Other supplies:
    Don’t forget rags, drop sheets, scrapers, sanding blocks, masking tape, sugar soap, just to name a few.
  8. Is it a professional’s job?
    If you think the job is too big Beerwah Paint Place can recommend great local painters.
  9. Painting techniques:
    To avoid lap marks, roll the full height of the wall and keep a wet edge.
    If in doubt, drop in to see Anthony and his team at Shop 3, 28 Simpson Street, Beerwah and let the experts guide you.