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Paint Plus Canberra at Duntroon House


Paint Plus Canberra proudly undertook a transformative project at Duntroon House, one of Canberra's oldest and most cherished buildings.

Our team expertly combined heritage restoration and modern wallpapering techniques to breathe new life into this historic gem.
With meticulous attention to detail, we navigated the delicate balance of preserving Duntroon House's timeless charm while introducing contemporary elements through elegant wallpapers.

Our restoration and wallpapering works harmoniously converged, paying homage to the past while embracing the present. This project stands as a testament to Paint Plus Canberra's commitment to preserving heritage treasures while infusing them with fresh character, ensuring that the story of Duntroon House lives on for generations to come.

Why Painting Prep Is Essential for Flawless Results


There's a certain allure to a freshly painted room—the crisp lines, the vibrant colors, the feeling of newness. But behind the scenes of that flawless finish lies a crucial step that often goes unnoticed: painting preparation. Whether you're tackling a DIY project or hiring professionals, the importance of proper preparation cannot be overstated. Let's dive into why painting prep is an indispensable part of achieving stunning and long-lasting results.
**1. Smooth Canvas, Smooth Finish: Think of your walls as a canvas awaiting a masterpiece. Just as an artist primes their canvas before painting, your walls need a smooth and clean surface to ensure the paint adheres properly. Sanding away imperfections, filling in cracks, and properly cleaning the surface may seem time-consuming, but they create the foundation for a flawless finish that won't peel or chip prematurely.
**2. Colors That Pop: Ever tried applying a new color over an old one, only to end up with an underwhelming shade that doesn't match the swatch? That's where preparation comes in. Priming your walls neutralizes any underlying hues and creates an even base for your chosen color to truly shine. This is especially important when transitioning from dark to light shades or vice versa, as it prevents color bleeding and ensures your final color looks exactly as intended.
**3. Durability and Longevity: A well-prepped surface isn't just about aesthetics; it's about longevity. Proper preparation helps the paint adhere effectively, reducing the risk of peeling, cracking, or blistering over time. This is particularly vital in high-moisture areas like bathrooms and kitchens, where improper preparation can lead to paint damage and even mold growth.
**4. Time and Money Saver: It might sound counterintuitive, but investing time in preparation can actually save you time and money in the long run. Skipping prep might speed up the painting process initially, but you'll likely find yourself dealing with paint problems sooner than expected, leading to costly touch-ups and re-painting.
**5. Professional-Level Results: Professional painters understand the art of preparation and its impact on the final product. They have the experience to identify problem areas, select the right primers, and execute thorough prep work. Hiring professionals ensures your space receives the attention to detail it deserves, resulting in a finish that exudes quality and sophistication.
In the world of painting, preparation isn't just a step—it's the secret sauce to achieving stunning, lasting, and professional-quality results. So, before you dive into that next painting project, remember: a little preparation goes a long way in turning your space into a masterpiece of color and elegance.

Paint Plus Canberra Named Finalists in Australian Training Awards


We're thrilled to share some exciting news that has us beaming with pride here at Paint Plus Canberra. We've been named finalists in the prestigious Australian Training Awards! 🎉 This recognition not only reaffirms our commitment to excellence but also highlights the dedication of our team to raising the bar in the painting industry.
What are the Australian Training Awards?
For those unfamiliar, the Australian Training Awards are a celebration of skill, dedication, and innovation in vocational education and training. These awards recognize outstanding organizations and individuals who contribute to the development of a highly skilled workforce and create pathways for success.
Why This Matters to Us
Being named finalists in the Australian Training Awards is a testament to our unwavering commitment to training and development. At Paint Plus Canberra, we believe in investing in our team's growth and skills. It's this commitment that allows us to consistently deliver top-notch painting services to our valued clients.
A Team Effort
This achievement wouldn't have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our entire team. From our skilled painters to our administrative staff, everyone plays a crucial role in maintaining the high standards that have brought us to this point. We're immensely grateful for their passion and drive.
What's Next?
While we eagerly await the awards ceremony, being finalists in the Australian Training Awards has already filled us with a sense of pride and accomplishment. We're excited to continue our journey of excellence, providing our clients with the best painting services and investing in the growth of our team.
As we celebrate this milestone, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our clients, partners, and the entire Paint Plus Canberra team. Your support has been instrumental in making us who we are today. Stay tuned as we eagerly await the awards announcement, and in the meantime, you can trust that Paint Plus Canberra remains dedicated to delivering excellence in every stroke of the brush. 🖌️🏆

Paint Plus Canberra Wins Heritage Renovation of the Year


We're absolutely thrilled to share some exciting news that has us beaming with pride here at Paint Plus Canberra. We've been honoured with the esteemed title of "Heritage Renovation of the Year"! 🏆 This recognition is a true testament to our unwavering commitment to preserving and revitalising the rich heritage of Canberra's architectural treasures.
What Does This Award Mean?
The Heritage Renovation of the Year award holds special significance for us. It highlights our dedication to maintaining the authenticity and charm of heritage properties while infusing them with renewed life and splendour. Our team's meticulous attention to detail, paired with our passion for honouring the past, has led to this remarkable achievement.
Celebrating Our Team's Expertise
This achievement is a tribute to the expertise and dedication of our skilled team. From the initial assessment to the final brushstroke, every member of Paint Plus Canberra worked tirelessly to bring our vision to life. Their passion for heritage preservation and commitment to delivering exceptional results truly sets us apart.
A Heartfelt Thanks
As we celebrate this significant milestone, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our clients, partners, and the community for their unwavering support. Without your trust and collaboration, winning the Heritage Renovation of the Year award wouldn't have been possible. This achievement energises us to continue our mission of elevating and preserving the beauty of Canberra's architectural heritage.
While the award itself is a moment of celebration, the real reward lies in the smiles of satisfaction on our clients' faces and the sense of accomplishment that our team feels. Paint Plus Canberra remains dedicated to crafting captivating stories through heritage renovations, one stroke of paint at a time. Stay tuned for more incredible transformations and heartfelt successes on our journey ahead! 🎨🏡

Paint Plus Canberra Wins Domestic Heritage Award


We're thrilled to share a momentous achievement that fills us with immense pride – Paint Plus Canberra has secured the coveted "Domestic Heritage & Restoration Work over $30,000 Award of the Year"! 🏆 This esteemed recognition underscores our unwavering commitment to excellence in preserving and restoring the cherished heritage of Canberra's domestic spaces.
Championing Restoration Excellence
The significance of this award cannot be understated. It's a testament to our dedication to reviving the historic charm of Canberra's domestic properties while adhering to the highest standards of restoration craftsmanship. This achievement showcases our team's expertise in seamlessly merging the past with the present, breathing new life into heritage structures.
A Team Effort and Gratitude
This remarkable achievement wouldn't have been possible without the collective efforts of our talented team. From the meticulous planning stages to the final finishing touches, each member of Paint Plus Canberra has poured their heart and skill into every project. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our clients, partners, and the community for entrusting us with these valuable heritage spaces.
Continuing the Legacy
As we celebrate this victory, we're invigorated to continue our mission of excellence in heritage restoration. With every stroke of paint and every detail preserved, we aim to weave the stories of Canberra's past into the fabric of its future. This award reaffirms our commitment to delivering outstanding restoration work that leaves a lasting legacy for generations to come.
The "Domestic Heritage & Restoration Work over $30,000 Award of the Year" is more than an accolade – it's a testament to our dedication, expertise, and unwavering passion for preserving the essence of history. Paint Plus Canberra remains committed to transforming domestic spaces into breathtaking showcases of heritage, and we're excited to embark on further journeys of restoration and revitalisation. Stay tuned for more stories of heritage revival and triumph! 🏡🎨