July 7, 2019

A McKinnon Repaint, Well Done

This week saw our team complete this two storey, triple fronted weatherboard home McKinnon repaint. We had the joy of breathing life into this stunning seaside home. We kept true the home original colour scheme using all the existing colours.

Our Southside team have been working hard along side M.J. Harris Carpentry to revive this beautiful seaside home. Our project consisted to entire wall replacement, also known as re-cladding. Our carpenters replaced rotten window sashes, weatherboard stops and support posts.


McKinnon House Repairs MJ Harris Mobile Scaffold at McKinnon home McKinnon Weatherboard House by MJ Harris Painting


A almost triple storey home almost always has access issues but with our own specialist access equipment we are able to reach all surfaces. There was no need to outsource a companies, keeping the cost to the client minimal. Having our own access equipment is such a time saver and ensures safety on the job site.


The Prep

We undertook a vigorous preparation regime which included pressure cleaning, scraping and power sanding with Festool orbital sanding machines. A benefit for using these types of sanders is the dust extraction vacuum, keeping the worksite a dust free environment. Another benefit of these fabulous machines are they are typically quieter than the standard machine sanders. This pays dividends for both ur and our clients, especially when we spend a week or so sanding.


The Paint Process

This repaint was all completed by hand, meaning no spraying to apply paint. The painter found this job easier due to hand paint due to all the access issues. Also the sea breeze coming straight off the ocean doesn’t help for over spray.

This project we used Wattyl Solarguard on all surfaces. We have found Wattyl to be the leading finish in exterior paint over the past few years. Their satin in the Solarguard range has amazing properties and seems to even out like enamel paint, leaving a smooth, clean finish.







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