Interior Painting of a New Build
Mangere Bridge, Auckland
What could be better than moving into a new, freshly built and painted house. Our client has built a house for his parents, so they can be close to each other, and help each other when it is needed.
Interior painting of a new two bedroom house
Mangere Bridge, Auckland
Completed: March 2020
Painting materials that are used for the project:
- Dulux Wash’n’Wear lowsheen
- Dulux Aquanamel
Timeline of the project:
Processes that are followed for the interior painting:
- Fill holes and defects/sand
- Apply sealer paint
- Sand sealer
- Spray ceilings
- Spray trims/doors
- Apply two topcoats of paint
First, we prepared all walls and applied sealer. Because it was a new house with great quality building work, we were able to use a spray gun for painting walls, ceilings, and trims. To do a spray finish, it is important to mask all elements that should not be painted. It makes a huge difference to the quality of work. As a painter, it is important to keep a building site tidy and dust free, and cover everything that could be potentially marked with paint. Even though when spray painting, you are using more material, it helps to achieve the best result and better surface without brush and roller traces. Saying that, it is also possible to overspray or not apply paint evenly and miss some spots. That is why it is important to be confident in the painting company that you are choosing, that they have experience with the tools. Spray painting is a little bit quicker, but requires a particular set of skills and experience, and because of that it is much easier to make a mistake.
For trims like skirting boards and architraves around doors we have used semi-gloss paint, in this case it is much easier to look after surfaces and when you are washing the floor or wiping architraves with a dump cloth, you can be confident that you are not doing any damage to the surface.
Our standard process for doors painting is:
- Take them off. It is important to number doors and make a note where is top and where is bottom, to avoid mistakes during hanging them.
- Nail timber at the bottom and at the top. Prepare doors for painting.
- Find a safe place for spraying paint on doors (by safe place it means the place when you can spray paint without damaging surroundings). Sometimes we are taking doors off the building site, and then returning them ready for hanging.
We prefer a spray finish for doors, when it is possible, especially with flat doors. Spray finish looks more professional.
After we have finished painting the interior of a new house, we recommended to the clients, as we always do with all interior painting jobs, to not move the furniture straight away against the walls. Even though the paint drying time is only 24 hours. It is important to let it settle and cure for one week. Fresh paint is very soft and can be easily dented.