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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by dmb1978, 28th Jan, 2016.

  1. dmb1978

    dmb1978 Well-Known Member

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    20160128_191730.jpg 2016-01-28%2019.36.28.jpg Hi all, I need to improve the street appeal of this house and there isn't the funds for repainting the roof or replacing the windows. I am thinking of painting the windows and gutters to freshen it up. The roller doors and security door is Colorbond Paperbark. Any idea with colours would be great.
     
  2. bob shovel

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    Good idea. Green maybe?
     
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    Thanks, didn't think of green, will try to use paintbrush and see how it looks.
     
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    Grey is trendy but not sure how it goes with cream

    Pintrest is your friend!
     
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    I love monument colourbond colour.

    Maybe paint them the same as your garage door.

    How are you painting them, spray or brush.
     
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    I assumed brush. Monument is a nice colour. I thought it might look a bit weird all one colour but then i guess i can still do the gutter darker and windows same as door.
     
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    This is with the grey/brown.
     

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    I just painted all my windows and im doing surfmist or dune fascia with monument gutters and have a monument garage door. You can see the pics in another thread I done named house rendered.

    My tip for the windows is tape all the areas you don't want paint on then use a spray can and do 2-3 light coats instead of heavy coats. You get a much better finish than a brush. You could even spray can the gutters but it would use a lot more cans. I used about 2 cans per window and they were around $11/can.
     
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    Majority of new houses have the same colour windows as the garage doors.
     
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    The grey brown is nice but I agree with Brian84. Same colour as garage door. Or a darker/lighter version. Otherwise, do the garage door too.
     
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    I reckon Gloss Black, do the doors as well
    Painting window frames is a pain in the butt
     
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    Any chance that you could show us an image from the front?
     
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    Thanks, i didn't think of using spray cans - great idea.
     
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    Just checked, they only work on metal, windows are wood.
     
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    It is at the butt of cul de sac with a stupid light pole. Bushes and plants will be trimmed and tidied.
     

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    Different cans for wood and metal - only issue would be matching the colour, but if it's a standard colourbond colour you should be in the clear. In saying that, the metal ones will work on wood too (just won't be the most economical way of doing it).

    Could also look at getting one of these:
    Ryobi Airwave 50L 2.0HP Air Compressor
    I've got this with the accessories pack and I just did all my skirting boards with it. way better finish than brush.
     
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    I'd slap it on with a brush nice and thick. Spraying likely to fade quicker being outside.

    I think you need to go for a very dark green or black like westyoz said. Like a dirty green/grey colour

    Some pintersting for you
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    Ahh ok then.
     
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    Blue colours can work well with that colour of brick.

    The challenge you will face will be getting a nice colour scheme without spraying the roof.

    I'm not normally into render but would consider rendering the front of the home only (not the back). There isn't heaps of surface area that would require render but it suddenly would give you heaps of options for colour schemes.
     
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    Personally I would not be painting the windows or anything else unless they needed it.

    Plant a hedge along the front of the property and extend the grass by removing the rockery and you will end up with a better front view.

    Maybe also change the external light fitting to a more modern simple style.
     
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