Painting New FarmSuburb Guide
New Farm QLD 4005
The Brisbane suburb of New Farm is nestled in a bend of the Brisbane river, adjacent to Teneriffe and Fortitude Valley. It is one of few suburbs so close to the CBD that has managed to maintain a suburban community vibe.
Many residents of New Farm enjoy the location for its lifestyle benefits, with most properties within walking distance to shops, cafes and restaurants, New Farm Library, New Farm Park, the Riverwalk, and community organisations including the bowls clubs and the football club. Farmers Markets are held every Saturday and you can get your cultural fix by attending one of the shows or plays presented at the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse.
Boutique Apartment Complexes and Townhouses
Single dwelling properties are becoming harder to come by as the suburb becomes more densely populated with townhouses and boutique apartment complexes. Most of these structures don’t exceed four stories however, so despite the dense population, the area still retains its suburban ambiance and doesn’t feel overdeveloped.
When arranging to paint one of these structures, it is important not to overlook the issue of access. Once a property exceeds two stories in height, the full extent of the surface cannot be reached without erecting scaffolding or utilising specialist access equipment. Many smaller painting companies, or those who do not specialise in this type of work, will hire this equipment at an additional cost to the client. If hiring equipment, then there is also the risk of time wastage from delays with the equipment lessor or lack of familiarity with the equipment. Make sure to discuss the issue of access with your painter and check that the costs are included in any quotes.
It is always best to entrust the painting of your apartment or unit complex to a body corporate painting specialist, because there a many problems specific to these structures that an inexperienced painter may not be familiar with. Concrete and render issues such as cracking, concrete spalling, and efflorescence need to be properly assessed and managed in order to avoid costly structural damage. Further, an experienced body corporate painter will have knowledge of the exterior membrane systems best suited for your property and its environmental stress.
Darryl Hathway Painting & Decorating has teams of specialist body corporate painters with a dedicated body corporate manager. We provide a detailed property inspection prior to quoting to ensure the most accurate possible quote is provided, inclusive of any necessary repair work. We also own our own specialist access equipment inclusive of scaffolding, an all-terrain scissor lift and a Zeus spider boom. This equipment is indispensable in painting three and four storey structures, and by providing it to our clients free of charge, we are able to save them considerable time and money. For more information please visit our body corporate painting page or contact us.
Single Unit Dwellings
Those houses that remain as single unit dwellings in New Farm are very desirable, as the land in the area becomes progressively more valuable. The architectural style of these properties varies widely, though most are two stories, making use of smaller plots of land. Brick homes, rendered homes and traditional Queenslanders are all found in New Farm, along with a mix of colour schemes consistent with changing trends throughout the history of the suburb.When choosing a colour scheme, consider the choice of palette of neighbouring homes as well as the architectural style of your property. Discussion with a professional colour consultant can help to alert you to emerging trends in your area, or simply help you to refine your chosen colour scheme.
Prior to painting any residential property, it is important that the property is properly assessed so that an accurate quotation can be given inclusive of any repair work. This is particularly true of Queenslander homes, where extra prep work and carpentry may need to be performed prior to painting. If you are interested in painting or restoring a traditional Queenslander home, we have recently written an article on the topic that’s worth a read.
Darryl Hathway Painting & Decorating will always inspect your property prior to providing a quote to minimise the risk of unforeseen costs. We also offer a complete range of services, including colour consultation, and even have a carpenter on staff to assist with any repair work that is required prior to coating.
Those New Farm residents lucky enough to live on the river enjoy even easier access to the river walk and ferry terminals as well as views across to Hawthorne, Kangaroo Point and East Brisbane. When painting a riverfront property, it is important to choose an appropriate exterior membrane system suited for withstanding the weathering effects of saltwater. While a quality membrane will cost more money, it can be more cost effective overall by increasing the longevity of the paintwork and helping to prevent structural damage. Talk to one of our painting experts about the products best suited for your property.
Why Choose Darryl Hathway?
– Our high level of workmanship and attention to detail with an industry-leading 10-year workmanship warranty
– Brisbane locals who know your local area and trends
– Awarded Brisbane’s best painter by ThreeBestRated, with the most 5-star google reviews of any painter in Queensland
– Transparent results with an extensive online portfolio and heatmap of customer sign off sheets
– Thorough property inspections and obligation-free quotes
– Free colour consultation with every job
– Specialist residential, body corporate, and commercial painting teams
– A dedicated body corporate painting manager
– Free use of our specialist access equipment, including scaffolding, scissor lift, and Zeus spider boom
– Conscientious teams with a commitment to quality communication and client satisfaction