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1 day ago

Painting dark colors

Adam from Adam's Painting

Its popular to paint exterior houses black. The concern that black attracts the heat and breaks down quicker is easily managed by using Resene cool colors. You have to paint the primer in white, but that's followed by a dark color in cool colors removing any extra heat concern.
Here's a … View more
Its popular to paint exterior houses black. The concern that black attracts the heat and breaks down quicker is easily managed by using Resene cool colors. You have to paint the primer in white, but that's followed by a dark color in cool colors removing any extra heat concern.
Here's a job we did in Gordonton using Resene Foundry in cool colour.

9 days ago

Painting over polyurethane

Adam from Adam's Painting

Yes it is possible to paint over polyurethane, using the right products and preparation, your brown wooden doors can easily be transformed so that you can apply any paint colour you like (and it wont scratch off! ) Heres an example of a job I did for a family in Fairview downs. Their old brown … View moreYes it is possible to paint over polyurethane, using the right products and preparation, your brown wooden doors can easily be transformed so that you can apply any paint colour you like (and it wont scratch off! ) Heres an example of a job I did for a family in Fairview downs. Their old brown wardrobe door looks a lot brighter and fresher with a couple of coats of semigloss white.

40 days ago

While the sun still shines...

Adam from Adam's Painting

I just finished staining this deck before the wet weather arrived this week. Fortunately, the temperatures are still warm enough for outdoor painting. If you are wanting to paint outside, be aware that the winter is creeping up on us pretty fast. Make the most of these warmer autumn days as winter… View moreI just finished staining this deck before the wet weather arrived this week. Fortunately, the temperatures are still warm enough for outdoor painting. If you are wanting to paint outside, be aware that the winter is creeping up on us pretty fast. Make the most of these warmer autumn days as winter temperatures and wetter days certianly make painting outdoors more challenging!

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49 days ago

When painting is a crime...

Adam from Adam's Painting

I must admit, painting over natural rimu timber feels criminal. I had a desire to polyurethane the well-prepared weatherboard cladding of this old home, to show off the beautiful native timber grain. But my client wanted it to match the rest of the paintwork on her house, and in the end, it's … View moreI must admit, painting over natural rimu timber feels criminal. I had a desire to polyurethane the well-prepared weatherboard cladding of this old home, to show off the beautiful native timber grain. But my client wanted it to match the rest of the paintwork on her house, and in the end, it's what the customer wants that's important! So I left this job with a before and after picture, ...and very a vhappy client!

59 days ago

Making a statement with the paintbrush...

Adam from Adam's Painting

I enjoy painting bold colours. Although not everyone's taste, it's a nice change from the off whites, mushrooms and grey colours that seem to be popular at the moment. I painted this pumpkin orange colour on the timber walls of a new bathroom. Its a product called "Resene kitchen and… View moreI enjoy painting bold colours. Although not everyone's taste, it's a nice change from the off whites, mushrooms and grey colours that seem to be popular at the moment. I painted this pumpkin orange colour on the timber walls of a new bathroom. Its a product called "Resene kitchen and bathroom space cote", a paint colour called "Twisted Sister" My clients choose something a bit pizzazzy! They weren't disappointed!

212 days ago

Making the doors adorable (with apologies to Jim Morrison)

Adam from Adam's Painting

It's amazing the difference that paint can make. Here's a couple of before and after photos, showing where I have taken the red and green colours out of this door and frame , modernising it with brighter finish. Its a semigloss (lustacryl) coat of Resene triple white pointer on the door … View moreIt's amazing the difference that paint can make. Here's a couple of before and after photos, showing where I have taken the red and green colours out of this door and frame , modernising it with brighter finish. Its a semigloss (lustacryl) coat of Resene triple white pointer on the door itself and white pointer on the frame. Like it? Let me help you to "break on through to the other side" and make your doors more adorable! Give us a ring.

262 days ago

Painters privilege

Adam from Adam's Painting

I have come to understand that the role I have as a tradesman painter is a real privilege. As people trust me to redecorate their rooms, I'm given access to a short window of opportunity in getting to understand their world, their family and how they live. It's a real privilege and one I … View moreI have come to understand that the role I have as a tradesman painter is a real privilege. As people trust me to redecorate their rooms, I'm given access to a short window of opportunity in getting to understand their world, their family and how they live. It's a real privilege and one I don't hold lightly. Sometimes it feels as if I'm part of the family, like when this 6-year-old was very keen to help me paint the family ceiling. She did a great job and I'm planning to sign her up for an apprenticeship (in about 12 years time!)

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308 days ago

Painting tips: Tired kitchen cupboards brought to life

Adam from Adam's Painting

You don't need to spend thousands to update your old kitchen cupboards. With the right paint and a few careful moves with the paintbrush, it's possible to transform those tired cupboards to look almost new. Last week, a lovely family in Fairfield were wanting to do up their place ready … View moreYou don't need to spend thousands to update your old kitchen cupboards. With the right paint and a few careful moves with the paintbrush, it's possible to transform those tired cupboards to look almost new. Last week, a lovely family in Fairfield were wanting to do up their place ready for sale. They were expecting to employ a builder to completely rebuild their kitchen, until I explained they only needed to pay the painter at a fraction of the cost! These cupboards (see 'before and after' pics below) were painted white to freshen up their kitchen. My clients were thrilled! If you'd like to see how I can transform your kitchen cupboards, or any rooms in your house or business, please let me know! (See previous posts for further tips)

322 days ago

Painting tips : Bag the sleeve

Adam from Adam's Painting

When you've finished painting the walls or ceilings with a roller, you may not need to wash the roller sleeve out, especially if you're coming back to use it again for the next coat! A simple trick that stops the roller sleeve from drying out overnight is to wrap it in a plastic bag. Make… View moreWhen you've finished painting the walls or ceilings with a roller, you may not need to wash the roller sleeve out, especially if you're coming back to use it again for the next coat! A simple trick that stops the roller sleeve from drying out overnight is to wrap it in a plastic bag. Make sure the sleeve is completely wrapped with no parts exposed to the air. You don't need to put it in the fridge, just leave it well wrapped in a safe place. These days, getting hold of a plastic bag can be a challenge. I find a used bread bag can be ideal. Make sure it has no crumbs in it and wrap the roller sleeve so any advertising on the bag is on the outside, not touching the sleeve (or the bread bag advertising could adhere to the wet roller sleeve). If that all sounds a bit complicated, feel free to contact me for a painting estimate around your home or business!

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331 days ago

Awkward moment

Adam from Adam's Painting

I still cringe as I remember a painting job I did a few years ago. It was during my lunch break on the job, I had been texting the woman who owned the house I was redecorating, just clarifying a few things. While munching on sandwiches, I remembered that evening I was going to have a date with my … View moreI still cringe as I remember a painting job I did a few years ago. It was during my lunch break on the job, I had been texting the woman who owned the house I was redecorating, just clarifying a few things. While munching on sandwiches, I remembered that evening I was going to have a date with my beautiful wife. As I anticipated the evening with her, I conjured up a slightly suggestive text to let her know my feelings. But as soon as I pushed 'send' on my cell phone, I panicked, realising I had accidentally sent that intimate text to my client! I quickly sent her another one, apologizing profusely, explaining, "That last text was for my wife!" My client very understanding, but from that point on I could never quite look her in the eye! At least she knew I was very happily married, and she was happy with my painting work which is what really counts! Have you got a story more awkward than that? I'd love to hear any stories of your awkward moments on the job - or at home.

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651 days ago

Painting tips - dirty ceilings

Adam from Adam's Painting

Oh those pesky flies! At Adams Painting, we often get asked "can you just paint straight over fly droppings?" Well we could if we wanted a lot of unhappy customers! But no, fly droppings are very acidic and will very quickly come through as stain marks in the new paint! So, the process … View moreOh those pesky flies! At Adams Painting, we often get asked "can you just paint straight over fly droppings?" Well we could if we wanted a lot of unhappy customers! But no, fly droppings are very acidic and will very quickly come through as stain marks in the new paint! So, the process for a mildly spotted ceiling is: clean off the worst of it with sugar soap, sand, dust off, then spot prime any remaining spots (some are almost impossible to clean off flat ceiling paint) with Zinsser Cover Stain (available in a spray can), then apply the ceiling paint. If the spotting is really bad, the best approach is as above for prep, but followed by a full coat of pigmented sealer such as Resene Sureseal, or Zinsser Cover Stain, followed by your preferred ceiling paint. Need your place painted? Check out Adams Painting in the business section or contact me on 0220927334

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679 days ago

Need your room painted? No problem!

Adam from Adam's Painting

I know it can be hard getting tradespeople to get back to you, to keep their appointments, and to communicate well. You won't have that problem with me. I'm your friendly neighbourhood painter, recoating and paperhanging family homes since the 1980s. I'm happy to add yours to my … View moreI know it can be hard getting tradespeople to get back to you, to keep their appointments, and to communicate well. You won't have that problem with me. I'm your friendly neighbourhood painter, recoating and paperhanging family homes since the 1980s. I'm happy to add yours to my list. Need a room painted? That mouldy bathroom tidied up ? Or the window spruced up? I'm your man! References available. Phone me for an estimate price. ( I'm part-time so no GST charged = instant 15% saving for you.) Adams Painting 0220 927 334

1550 days ago

Pretty in pink?

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I remember in the 1980s when apricot (or pink) was in vogue . My, how fashion changes! (Although I did have one client ask me to paint her door frames in apricot a while back !) The staff at Resene tell me that plain white is no longer their most popular colour - all the off whites have taken over… View moreI remember in the 1980s when apricot (or pink) was in vogue . My, how fashion changes! (Although I did have one client ask me to paint her door frames in apricot a while back !) The staff at Resene tell me that plain white is no longer their most popular colour - all the off whites have taken over ! Here's a "before and after' pic of a paint job I did just after Christmas in Chartwell, repainting a rental property from apricot to pearl lusta, a light yellow colour. My client was thrilled with the difference. Let me know if you'd like me to paint over your "out of fashion" colours... :)

1590 days ago

Painting out Playways

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Painting can be a significant step in the change process. We just finished painting what once was Playways Toyshop (Grey Street) from the bright, kid-attractive colourful place it was, to a more neutral light grey ready for signwriters to make their mark. The shop that sold educational toys for 25 … View morePainting can be a significant step in the change process. We just finished painting what once was Playways Toyshop (Grey Street) from the bright, kid-attractive colourful place it was, to a more neutral light grey ready for signwriters to make their mark. The shop that sold educational toys for 25 years has sold up as the tenant is retiring. The new shop will be a clothing and alterations place. It was kind of bitter sweet feeling, yet a privilege to be part of the change process!

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1637 days ago

Feature wall

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I enjoy it when clients ask me to do a feature wall. Like this bright green one, which brings a bit of life to the plain white bathroom of a family I painted for in Deanwell . If you'd like some painting done - inside or out, please let me know soon (before the Christmas rush :)

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