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Painting Your Queenslander: All You Need To Know

by Sam |

If you’re a homeowner with a Queenslander-style home, you know that these beautiful homes have many intricate details, and timber throughout, and hence require some extra care when it comes to painting and preserving their charm. We’ve put together this guide to help you consider all you need to know before painting your Queenslander:

What is a Queenslander?

Queenslander homes are typically characterized by their raised foundation, large verandas, and ornate detailing. They are a classic and much-loved style of home in Australia, and the right paint job can bring out their best features.

Queenslander Colours:

The first thing to consider when painting a Queenslander-style home is the colour scheme. Many homeowners opt for traditional colours such as whites, creams, and pastels to maintain the classic look of the home. However, this is not a hard and fast rule, and some homeowners may choose to go for a more modern colour palette. Whatever you choose, it’s essential to make sure that the colours you select complement the existing features of your home and suit your personal preferences.

At Rochele, our expert colour consultants are available to help our clients choose the best colours for their property with professional advice and digital overlays.

Here is some inspiration photos of Queenslanders we have painted:

Prepare for Painting:

When painting your Queenslander home, thorough preparation and priming are indispensable due to the timber construction typical of these homes, which is highly susceptible to Queensland’s humid climate. Starting with a comprehensive clean to remove dirt and flaking paint, followed by sanding for a smooth surface, and addressing any wood damage are critical steps. Priming is equally crucial; it acts as a protective layer that ensures strong adhesion of the paint, preventing moisture ingress and enhancing the durability of the paint job. This careful preparation safeguards the home’s distinctive charm and structural integrity, ensuring a long-lasting, beautiful finish.

What Type of Paint is Best for a Queenslander?

Another important consideration is the type of paint you use. We recommend using high-quality, weather-resistant paints that are specifically formulated for exterior use. These paints are designed to withstand the harsh Australian climate, including intense sun, rain, and wind. All premium paint brands available in Australia, including Dulux and Wattyl, offer paints with these properties. At Rochele, we only use the best quality paints from premium brands to ensure your Queenslander is properly protected.

Pay Attention to the Details:

When it comes to painting a Queenslander-style home, it’s crucial to pay attention to the details. This style of home typically features ornate detailing, including fretwork, balustrades, and decorative moldings. These details can be tricky to paint, and it’s important to have an experienced painter who can handle the job with care and precision.

Why Rochele Specialises in Queenslanders:

At Rochele, we have 50 years of experience painting Queenslander-style homes. We understand the unique challenges that come with painting this style of home and have the skills and expertise necessary to get the job done right. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help you achieve your home’s desired look.