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Painting Your Coastal Queensland Home or Building: Top 5 Tips

by Sam |

Queensland’s coastal region is known for its breath taking beauty, stunning beaches, and abundant sunshine. However, the idyllic climate also brings its unique set of challenges when it comes to painting your home. At Rochele, we understand the importance of protecting your investment and enhancing its beauty. In this article, we’ll discuss the key considerations for painting your coastal Queensland home, ensuring it’s both aesthetically pleasing and resilient against the elements.

1. Choose the Right Paint

The coastal Queensland weather is characterized by high humidity, intense sunlight, and salty air. As a result, at Rochele we always select paints designed to best suit the property and withstand these harsh conditions. For example, look for paints with UV resistance to protect your home from the sun’s damaging rays and choose products that are resistant to mould, mildew, and salt spray. High-quality acrylic or water-based paints are ideal for these environments, as they provide excellent durability and are easy to clean.

In the case of large buildings directly by the ocean, such as apartment buildings throughout the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, Rochele utilises particular impact membrane paints, specifically designed to be extra durable and resistant to dirt and salt for longer periods of time.

2. Prioritize Surface Preparation

Proper surface preparation is critical in coastal environments, especially for properties close to the ocean where salt in the air greatly impacts the paint on a house or building. Hence, taking the care to properly prepare your property’s exterior before painting is crucial to the longevity and performance of your paint job. Clean all surfaces thoroughly to remove salt, dirt, and grime build up. If you’re dealing with a previously painted surface, remove any loose or peeling paint using a scraper or pressure washer. For new surfaces, ensure they are primed and sealed to prevent moisture penetration. Finally, fill any cracks or gaps with a flexible filler to prevent further damage from coastal weather.

4. Consider Timing and Weather Conditions

Painting your coastal Queensland home requires careful planning to ensure optimal results. Where possibly, avoid painting when there is expected high humidity or rain, which can affect paint adhesion and drying times. Additionally, monitor weather forecasts closely and avoid painting on days with strong winds, as this can cause dust and debris to stick to wet paint.

4. Opt for Lighter Colours

Coastal environments often call for a light and breezy colour palette. Lighter shades not only complement the natural surroundings but also reflect sunlight, reducing the heat absorbed by your home or building. This can improve energy efficiency and help keep your space cool during Queensland’s hot summer months. When choosing colours, consider your home or building’s architectural style and the surrounding landscape to create a harmonious and visually appealing result.

5. Hire Professional Painters

Painting a home in coastal Queensland presents unique challenges that require expertise and experience. At Rochele, our team of skilled professionals is well-equipped to tackle these challenges and deliver exceptional results. We are trained in the latest techniques and use only the highest quality materials to ensure your home withstands the test of time.


Your coastal Queensland property is a valuable asset, and painting it should be approached with care and consideration. By selecting the right paint, prioritizing surface preparation, planning around the weather, choosing lighter colours, and hiring professionals, you can achieve a beautiful, durable, and long-lasting paint job. Rochele can guide you through the process and help you create a stunning coastal sanctuary that stands up to the elements.

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