It’s the long weekend and spring weather is settling in. While the rest of the city head to the beach, we’re painting the house. Hopefully next summer we are spending time relaxing on our patio rather than trying to paint it!
We have a rainwater tank and ducted air conditioning being installed next week and rather than painting around these things, we decided it would be best to paint the walls first. Because of time restraints too, we are only painting the walls that need it, so street side, the house must look patchy, but I know this will soon change later.
I decided to go buy the paint at a local paint store (Merilux paints), which cost wise was a good idea – $20 less than Bunnings. Got the Taubmans 3-in-1 undercoat and the Taubmans topcoat in “Timeless” grey. Although by day I work as a Designer (print & digital), choosing colours is still a challenge, especially at this scale. You really could spend over an hour standing in front of colour swatches. I knew I wanted grey tones, but like whites, there are so many different kinds of greys! In the end this is the colour palette I’ve chosen.
Timeless Grey for the walls, Shale Grey is a specific Colorbond colour and we have used this for our gutters and downpipes. Surfmist, another Colorbond colour, will be used for trims and some of the paneling and possibly for our shed. We may use Teahouse for the slatted front fence.
White undercoat done
Aidan giving his Dad a hand at painting
Timeless Grey, first coat!
Tomorrow is forecast to rain, well a few showers, so my husband is determined to get the walls painted before then, at least the first coat. Hopefully he won’t be working too late through the evening.
We have now completed the painting on the critical areas of the house and will finish painting the entire house when we have completed the internals.
Here are some additional snapshots of today of us adding the second and final topcoat. I’m in two minds about the grey, in some lights it appears blueish and others it’s a lighter grey. The light definitely changes the tints of grey that I’m seeing. I do like it but I think it is going to look a lot nicer with some of those “Surfmist” highlights.
In mid roll
The sunlight makes a big difference in the tint