How To Paint Over Stained Timber

Got Timber Stained Furniture You’d Like Painted? 

timber stained furniture being prepared for paintingOur team at Rags n Rollers Painting are experts at sanding back your old timber stained furniture and painting it like new again to match your interior decor.

Step 1 – Difference Between Paints & Stains

When painting wood, you need to know there is a distinct difference between timber stains and paints. Paints cling to the surface of the wood, whereas wood stain soaks into the wood grain, turning the wood itself a different colour, not just the surface. That’s why it’s a lot easier to strip paint off a surface and it can eventually chip away, whereas a wood stain can’t.

Step 2 – Prepare The Timber Surface

white painted furniture

Before any paint can be applied, we need to use various grade sandpapers or scouring pads on the entire area of the timber stained surface to sand back to a smooth non glossy surface which will allow  the paint to adhere to it.

Most timber stains are finished in a protective clear coating of varnish, lacquer or polyurathane which is smooth and glossy and the paint won’t do very well at sticking to it.

timber stained cabinetPerhaps at first it might look ok, but in a short period of time the paint will start to chip and peel off. So it’s very important before you start to paint over stained wood, it is sanded back thoroughly to a surface where the paint will stick to it properly.

We don’t need to completely remove all of the stain, we just need to take the shine off of the surface. Then we vacuum the dust particles and wipe the surface clean with a moist rag called a tack cloth to remove any ultra fine particles of dust.

Step 3 – Apply The Primer

It is important to apply a primer first before painting over stained wood otherwise the paint won’t adhere properly, as well the primer prevents the colour of the stain from seeping through and showing up under the paint.

We use a solvent based primer and apply an even coat over the entire area to be painted and allow to dry thoroughly. Once dried, we give the surface a light sand making sure not to sand the primer off, then using a damp rag wipe the dust off again.

If you are painting over a rather dark stain then the primer can be tinted to match the colour of the paint you intend to use which will make sure the paint covers well and doesn’t show the stain through underneath.

Step 4 – Apply The Paint

With the gloss coats we can use either a regular house hold solvent based paint with a hardener additive added or we can use a more expensive but harder wearing and better finish two pac polyurathane paint. All of which is available from your local paint store. At Rags n Rollers we get our paints, primers and materials from our local Inspirations Paint and Colour store at Oxenford.

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House Painting | Interior Repaint | Oxenford, Gold Coast

House Painters Gold Coast Specialise In Interior Repaints

interior house repaint at oxenford with red feature wallRags n Rollers is well known for its quality and affordable painting services on the Gold Coast. We are residential house painters of both interior and exterior repaints and new work.

We have a qualified and professional team who are friendly, polite and respectful. Rags n Rollers serves the entire Gold Coast and Tweed areas offering expert painting solutions and free colour advice.

House Renovation

Recently our team completed a job at Oxenford. This particular project was a full complete internal repaint as part of a house renovation. We painted the ceilings, walls, doors and woodwork and changed the colours completely from yellow tones to white. We even added a few feature walls to highlight the clients new decor.

internal red feature wall repaint The main ceiling and wall colour was called Lexicon which is from the Dulux paint range. Lexicon was painted through out the home on all ceilings, walls and woodwork. It took three coats to cover the existing colour.

Some paint colours aren’t good covering colours such as whites over dark colours and reds being painted over light colours which may require extra coats or apply a coat of grey undercoat first before applying any reds.

Stunning Red Feature Wall

The feature walls were painted in Harrietville, which is another Dulux paint colour. Harrietville is a stunning dirty red colour which matched the clients colour scheme perfectly. Their comments on completion were “The painting work looks absolutely smashing”.

Testimonial

To Lee-Anne and Phil of Rags n Rollers

“Oh wow the interior painting work looks fantastic and the red feature walls look absolutely smashing, thank you, thank you and thank you again. Wow it doesn’t look like the same place”.

Jessica and Daniel Ballini – Oxenford

If you are looking for a repaint specialist look no further than Rags n Rollers Painting. Call us today on 5529 7431 to discuss your painting needs.

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Ceiling Repairs | Water Damage | Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast

water damage stain on ceilingGot Mould, Mildew or Water Damage to your Ceilings?

Then we can help you. Rags n Rollers are quality Gold Coast based house painters and commercial painting specialists of insurance repairs.

We are here to assist Gold Coast residents with any minor cornice and plaster repairs and stains and ceiling damage caused due to water damage.

With our weather patterns changing and Queensland seasonly affected by storms, hail and flooding, this results in great demand for our services to treat mould, mildew, plaster repairs and water damage.

 

Our Services Include:

  • Mould-inhibiting paint additives
  • Minor cornice and plaster repairs
  • Water stain blockers and sealer
  • Insurance repair painters

painted ceiling after water damaged

At Rags n Rollers our painting team are experienced in insurance painting for both interior and exterior water damage. We are a recommended repairer for numerous Gold Coast insurance companies.

Once you have contacted your insurance company and filled in a claim form you can then nominate Rags n Rollers Painting as your preferred painting contractor.

Call us today on 5529 7431 and book in your free no-obligation quote.

 

Gold Coast Ceiling Repairers – Rags n Rollers Gold Coast House Painting

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Exterior Repaint | House Painters | Oxenford, Gold Coast

exterior house repaint of rendered wall at OxenfordDoes The Exterior Of Your Home Need Repainting?

Rags n Rollers are well known for our quality and affordable painting services on the Gold Coast. We specialise in all aspects of residential painting, both interior and exterior.

Pressure Cleaning Service

We provide pressure cleaning to the outside / exterior of your house to remove any dirt or mildew build up and we can fix any minor cornice and plaster repairs to the inside / interior if there is evidence of water or mould damage.

When doing outside painting work its best not to paint in the full sun as it dries the paint out too quickly, its always a good idea to follow the shade. On days it looks like it is going to rain, we can only do undercover or sheltered areas. If the paint work that has just been applied, gets rained on, it will wash off and can make an aweful mess if it ends up running onto a concrete or paved path or driveway.

exterior residential house repaint at OxenfordHairline Cracks In Exterior Render

Our qualified and experienced painters worked on on a complete residential exterior house repaint at Oxenford on the Gold Coast. This job took two painters five days to complete. Firstly we pressure cleaned the exterior of the render. There were some hairline cracks present in the rendered walls so we used a flexible membrane acrylic paint to cover and protect.

Stop Moisture From Getting In

We sealed all around the window frames and door openings and any other cracked joints and corners with a flexible exterior grade sealant before painting. This stops any water and moisture seeping in, which could cause premature deterioration to the paint work. The paint colour we used was Colour Bond Surf Mist.

Our client was extremely satisfied with the work we did and have asked Rags n Rollers to paint the interior of their rental property.

Testimonial

“Lee-Anne & Phil it was a pleasure dealing with you both from the beginning when we first called you, right through to the end of the job, you were very friendly and professional. Out of three quotes you were the cheapest by far and we are very happy with the work you did, thank you, the place looks like new. We will definitely recommend you to anyone needing a painter, in fact we handed one of your business cards out to a gentleman yesterday who was looking for a painter in Bunnings, so he’ll probably give you a call”.

Regards Trudy and Michael – Oxenford

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Commercial Painting | Office Fit-Out | Southport, Gold Coast

Does Your Commercial Office Need A Repaint?

commercial painting of an office at SouthportRags n Rollers Painting are prompt and professional Gold Coast commercial painters. We have a qualified and experienced team of painters that specialise in painting the interior and exterior of all types of commercial buildings including offices and office blocks.

Out Of Hours Painting

We also provide a pressure cleaning service for the exterior of buildings and we can fix minor cornice and plaster repairs. At Rags n Rollers we understand that if you have a office or business we need to do the painting work out of hours so not to disturb the day to day running of your business. We fit in with our clients and go that extra mile to ensure our clients are completely satisfied with our work.

Our commercial painting team at Rags n Rollers completed the interior painting work of an office fit-out for a business in Marine Parade, Southport on the Gold Coast. This job involved painting of new partitioned walls, doors and frames and all of the existing walls in the offices.

white duck paint colour sampleWhite Duck Paint Colour

The paint colour we used was called White Duck which is part of the Dulux colour range. This popular colour was one of the award winning Dulux paint colours for 2013. White Duck is not an off white it is more of a neutral white with a touch of grey in it and it fits in well with any decor.

This job involved very early morning starts and evening work to allow the office staff to carry on with their every day work. After four days the office fit-out painting was complete and our client was very happy with the end result. Well done team, another great effort.

Next time you need a quality commercial painter on the Gold Coast, call Rags  n Rollers Painting on 5529 7431.

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Interior House Painters | New Home | Southport, Gold Coast

House Painters of Prestige Gold Coast Water Front Mansion

interior house painting of walls

Our qualified Rags n Rollers team recently completed the interior of a new prestige waterfront mansion, just built at Southport which overlooks the high rise buildings of Surfers Paradise.

This gorgeous multi million dollar home is in excess of 800m2 of luxury interior living area with a 6 car garage.This home has a set of six glass concertina doors which fold back and open out onto the patio that leads down to a private sandy beach and clients’ own jetty.

interior painting of balustrade, hand rail and stair treads

Handrails & Stair Treads Painted In a Lime Washed Finish

The large two story home has a huge void area in the centre of the house surrounded by a stunning white painted balustrade with American Oak lime washed handrails which took Phil much pride in completing.

The grand staircase leading up to the first floor is also finished with white balustrading and American Oak handrails and stair treads, which has also been lime washed, which took many hours to complete.

blue painted theatre roomHome Theatre Room

The upper level consists of a home theatre room, a rumpus room, four double bedrooms, all with their own larger than normal walk in robes and lavish ensuites.

The spacious theatre room consists of one white wall which the projector screen projects onto and the other three walls are painted in a Dulux colour called Blue Lobelia which is perfect for those home movie nights.

The master bedroom consists of an adjoining sitting room, passage way leading to a very large walk-around wardrobe with central sitting area and a massive ensuite with spa bath, which has been tastefully decorated.

painted balustrade, stair case and lime wash timber floor

 Lime Washed Timber Floors

The ground floor level has beautiful American Oak floor boards which have been beautifully lime washed.

The downstairs area consists of a large lounge room, living room, family room, dining room, kitchen, large walk in pantry cupboard, linen cupboard, laundry, bathroom, toilet and another large double bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe.

Stunning White Paint Finish

The painting of the interior of this house took six weeks to complete. The ceilings, walls, doors and woodwork all had a coat of sealer first before being painted in white which looks absolutely amazing and compliments the lime washed timber floors throughout.

interior house painting of white walls

The ceilings are painted in a flat acrylic, the walls and wet area ceilings are painted in interior low sheen acrylic and the woodwork and doors are finished in satin enamel. Definitely a show piece that Phil and our painters took pride in completing.

Our client is so happy with our work he has asked us to paint his 6 car concrete garage floor as well as some inside and outside furniture in two pac epoxy.

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Commercial Painters – Unit Complex – Exterior Painting

New 26 Room Commercial Unit Complex In Miles, Qld

new construction to be painted of 26 room unit complex Rags n Rollers have won the contract to paint the interior and exterior of this commercial project. To be completed and handed over to the new owners by the end of January 2014, we are on schedule, waiting for the finishing trades to complete their work then all we have left to do is the final paint touch-ups.

On 1st October 2013 Phil and our painting team drove 5 hours to Miles from the Gold Coast to start work on the top section of the exterior of the commercial unit complex which was scaffolded.

commercial painting of unit complexThis took approximately three weeks to complete. Once the scaffolding was removed the ground floor area was then able to be completed which took a further three weeks.

Exterior Walls

The majority of the exterior walls were constructed of Hardies Matrix Cladding System which was painted in two coats of Dulux Weathershield Semi Gloss Acrylic. The wall colour is Colourbond Evening Haze. The soffits and verandah ceilings were painted in two coats of Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen Acrylic and the colour being Colourbond Surf Mist.

exterior painting of unit complex with builder Martin Fiebig Constructions

Satisfied Builder

Martin Fiebig is satisfied with Phil and the Rags n Rollers Painting teams’ fantastic effort and for keeping in with the budget and finishing time schedule.

We have carried out numerous painting jobs for Martin Fiebig Constructions both in Miles, Chinchilla and on the Gold Coast.

Martin Fiebig – Builder – Martin Fiebig Constructions Pty Ltd

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New Home – Exterior House Painting – Southport, Gold Coast

Are You Building Your Own Home & Looking For A Professional House Painter?

new construction painting of exterior of house at southportOur qualified Gold Coast painting team are currently working on the exterior of an extremely large waterside mansion just been built at Southport.

This particular home has its own sandy beach, it backs onto the water and overlooks the high rise buildings of Surfers Paradise.

This job was split into two sections. The painting work of the upper story was first completed off the scaffolding and the lower story and extensive boundary walls were completed once the scaffolding had been removed.

new construction of exterior of house to be painted at SouthportStark White Decorative Mouldings

The soffits, verandah ceilings, decorative mouldings and pillars were all painted in a stark white which required three coats of Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen Acrylic.

The walls were painted in a Flexible Membrane Protective Coating which required two coats. The main colour on the exterior walls is called Endless Dusk which is from the Dulux colour range.

exterior residential house painting at Southport

Client Is Extremely Satisfied

The owners of this gorgeous executive mansion are more than pleased with our superior quality paint finish. We had it finished in time for them to move in a few days before Christmas which they were extremely pleased about.

Julie and Greg – Southport

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Exterior Render – House Painting – Coomera, Gold Coast

Got A Rendered House That Needs An Exterior Repaint?

exterior house painting, Coomera

Leave it to the experts…Rags n Rollers Painting are qualified residential exterior repaint experts on the Gold Coast.

This particular job backs onto the water and has its own jetty with a view to die for.

So without the correct access equipment, don’t attempt to do this type of work yourself, leave it to the professionals at Rags n Rollers Painting.

We hired a cherry picker, portable scaffolding, large extension ladder, trestles and planks to perform this project. The exterior of this beautiful home had some extremely difficult areas to access.

painted walls of exterior two story duplex

Building Washed Down With Pressure Cleaner

This rendered home is approximately 10 years old and the new owners wanted to change the colours and give it a fresh new look to make it look like new again.

The entire areas on the exterior to be painted required a thorough wash down with a high pressure water cleaner to remove any dirt, mould and salt residue.

Painting Of Rendered Walls

The gutters and fascias were painted in a semi gloss acrylic after they were sanded to a smooth finish.

The soffits and verandah ceilings were painted in a low sheen acrylic and the rendered walls had two coats of flexible membrane protective coating applied to cover up any hairline cracks and to protect and make sure the paint work lasted as long as possible.

The soffit colour is Sand Fly Point, the gutters and fascias colour is ? and the main wall colour is Colourbond Surf Mist.

Extremely Satisfied With The End Results

Our clients are over the moon with the new look of their executive home and the end result was fabulous. They said they couldn’t have been happier and glad they chose the Rags n Rollers painting team to carry out their painting work.

Tom and Maree – Coomera Waters

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Two Story Duplex – Exterior Repaint – Main Beach, Gold Coast

Looking For A Qualified Gold Coast Painter?  

painted exterior of a two story duplexMake sure your chosen painting contractor cleans the exterior of the building first with a pressure cleaner before painting to make sure they remove all flaking paint, dirt, mould and salt residue.

This painting project was an exterior repaint of a large double story duplex at Main Beach. It took our exterior house painters three weeks to complete.

It was a job with difficult access and the building was very dirty which involved a thorough wash down with a pressure cleaner first before painting.

Cracks In The Render

There was numerous cracks in the render which needed to be sealed before painting could begin and also we used two coats of a flexible acrylic low sheen membrane paint to cover up the many hairline cracks in the rendered walls.

exterior house painting of rendered wallsDecorative Paint Finish

The highlight trim paint colour is Toffee Fingers, the decorative urn at the front of the building is highlighted in Sea Elephant and the main wall colour is painted in Hog Bristle, all from the Dulux colour range.

Satisfied Client From Main Beach

Our client Sasha from Main Beach couldn’t have been happier and he said we did a wonderful job. Thanks Phil and the painting team.

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