Painting IndooroopillySuburb Guide
Indooroopilly is a desirable suburb in the western corridor of greater Brisbane. The well-established parks and gardens and the preeminent schools make it particularly attractive to young families. Indooroopilly Shopping Centre is one of Brisbane’s largest shopping centres, offering a wide range of shopping outlets, along with plenty of employment opportunities for members of the community. The commute for those who do work in the city is not too excessive either by private car, bus or train.
Due to the coveted location of the suburb, homes in this area of Brisbane are highly desirable and fetch high amounts on the property market. The rental game in this area is also quite good, with many students enjoying the close proximity to the main campus of the University of Queensland, located in neighbouring St Lucia.
As one of Brisbane’s older suburbs, many of the homes here are also on the older side. Walking the streets you will see many examples of Queenslander architecture from the pre-war era. These airy homes were designed to take advantage of the breeze to help naturally cool the home in the harsh Queensland summer.
The character and charm of Queenslander architecture makes these homes appealing to residents and potential buyers, but they can pose a challenge in maintenance and painting.
Depending on the condition of the existing paintwork, extensive sanding may be required, as well as gapping between the weatherboards. Decorative timber elements may also require repair or replacement, and doors and windows may require carpentry work prior to repainting. When painting a Queenslander property, it is important to choose a painting company that is well versed in the common challenges the buildings can pose.
Choosing a colour scheme for a Queenslander home can be particularly enjoyable, as you can get attractive results by pairing the colour of the weatherboards with a complementary tone over the decorative elements of the building. Using whites on the weatherboards is a modern choice and can be kept neat with a similar shade to the trimmings, or individualised by pairing with a bolder colour such as a grey, maroon, or an olive green. Some of the most charming finishes can in fact be achieved by looking outside the box. A pale blue base, for example, looks striking with white trimming, especially when the home has a large volume of decorative elements such as ballustrades, handrails, and window awnings.
Always consider who you are painting the property for. Is it for universal appeal, for a pending sale, or to create your own sanctuary? Also consider the proximity to other properties and whether you want to maintain consistency with the style of other homes in the area.
Darryl Hathway Painting and Decorating specialises in Queenslander painting and restoration. Our experienced teams are fully equipped with the skills, products and machinery to successfully restore even the most tired of homes. We even have a fully licensed carpenter on staff to assist with necessary repairs and job preparation. If you would like to know more about our processes and important points to consider, have a read of our article on Queenslander restoration and painting.
If your Indooroopilly home is not a Queenslander, we offer an extensive range of painting services for properties of all architectural styles, including render homes and even restoration and staining of decks and other timber features.
Indooroopilly is one of the many suburbs to have experienced a recent boom in strata building development. The many appeals of the area have produced a demand for a higher density of housing and the nearby university attracts students and other renters.
When painting a body corporate property, you want to ensure that your painting company communicates well and adheres to the specified work schedule to minimise disruption to your residents. It is also important to choose a colour scheme that has broad appeal, to increase interest and subsequent occupancy rates.
It is important to note that the common areas of a body corporate property receive much higher volumes of traffic than a standard residential dwelling. This means that surfaces and are at higher risk of damage. Make sure to discuss options for coatings with your painting company. A reputable firm will likely recommend a more durable product for high traffic areas or for areas at greater risk of environmental exposure. Another option is to adopt a maintenance program, whereby the painters will attend to clean the coatings, monitor for damage, and recoat as required. This can increase the longevity of the coating and save you money in the long-term.
Another issue to consider when comparing quotes for body corporate jobs, is the availability of access equipment. Some painting companies will only use scaffolding, which can be time consuming to erect. Others do not own any of their own access equipment and need to hire it from a third party. By choosing a company with their own specialised access equipment, the job can often be completed much quicker, and you can save money on the cost of equipment hire.
Darryl Hathway Painting & Decorating is in a unique position to encompass all of the tools and expertise to tackle body corporate painting jobs, with the individualised and customer focused service you could only get from a local, family owned business. Our array of inhouse access equipment include scaffolding, an all-terrain scissor lift, and a Zeus spider boom. We are happy to use this equipment free of charge to save our clients time and money. If you would like to talk to us about your body corporate project, phone us and ask to speak to our dedicated body corporate project manager.