Brian and Trish wanted to lift the tired exterior of their lovely Coffs Harbour home, making it clean, fresh and inviting. This job included:
- Metal roof wash down
- External repaint
- Driveway and retaining wall clean and clear coat
- Tile coating to entry and verandah
- External door replacement
Home renovation requirements:
ROOF CLEANED: The metal roof was Colourbond Surfmist and being a light colour really showed up the dirty residue build up over time. Brian and Trish wanted it cleaned. They chose not to repaint.
REPAINT: Brian and Trish’s home was due for a repaint being over the 7-8 year recommended mark. The bagging colour was Colourbond Dune but had lost its colour badly and almost turned to a pink colour. The dark cladding colour was faded. They wanted to retain a consistent look but improve longevity.
DRIVEWAY & RETAINING WALLS: Both these surfaces had also become very dark due to the dirty residue build up over time. This was hiding the beautiful stone underneath. Brian and Trish chose to apply a clear coat over these surfaces to reduce the residue build up and ease of cleaning.
TILES AT ENTRY & VERANDAH: Basically the new colours clashed with the old tiles and Brian and Trish requested an affordable option to paint them a colour and add a non-slip.
Making sure the job’s done right:
COLOUR SELECTION: Mel, our colour consultant, worked with Brian and Trish to choose colours that freshened the original look. We recommended increasing the sheen level from low-sheen to semi-gloss, which adds to longevity and ease of cleaning. The new colours would be Colourbond Surfmist for the eaves/posts, Colourbond Basalt for the cladding and Dulux Winter Fog for the bagging.
ROOF CLEANING: This had to be carried out first, its best to start from the top down. Edge Protection was installed by Clint and his team from Sure Safe. Once this was installed we arrived with our Safe Work Method Statement and safety gear and carried out a toolbox meeting. Before getting up on the roof we diverted all the downpipes so as to capture the dirty residue from the roof and contain it to the property. This is an important step many don’t take, we don’t want run off into the stormwater (or their rain collection tank under the house) upsetting all the ducks in the nearby lakes. All the gutters were cleaned out spotless as well.
REPAINTING: After going through our extensive pre-painting checklist, with includes colour checks and adhesion tests, we arrived with the scaffold trailer and set up our scaffolding to Safe Work standards. Some pretty large cracks needed attention, a filler is no good here as it will only crack again, for this we used SikaFlex and taped a nice straight line to cover the crack, it looks like its always been there.
DRIVEWAY & RETAINING WALLS: The first thing we did was protect the gardens as best we could. We applied a standard Pool Chlorine to all the surfaces and then pressure cleaned them. The chlorine is fairly weak so it only just slightly browned off some of the grass. Its since back to normal. Once it had fully dried out we applied 2 coats of Avista Exposed Aggregate Sealer to the Driveway, this specially formulated for exposed aggregate. The retaining walls we applied 2 coats of Avista GP Waterbased Sealer.
TILE COATING TO ENTRY AND VERANDAH: The first thing with tiles is an Acid Etch. We applied this, scrubbed, pressure cleaned and washed off any surrounding residue. We then taped up any surfaces not to be painted. Next we applied 2 coats of Avista Concrete Sealer Tintable (French Grey) and sprinkled over crushed glass for non slip.
Brian and Trish put on a Team Breaky for us at the end of the job to say thank you. That was a highlight for the year, that’s for sure.