Since we finally completed the paint preparation on our Queenslander we are now able to start testing the paint colours.
The top floor or our Queenslander has powder coated aluminium siding. Although it is possible to paint over the aluminium siding, we decided it would be best if we matched the colour from the top floor to the paint that we were to purchase for the ground floor.
Although you can’t see too much of the top floor siding in the photo, you can see a bit of the siding in the top left corner of the photo.
The paint that we chose doesn’t actually have a name, only a formula (if you really want to know it I can get it for you, just leave a comment). I took in a piece of the top floor siding to Bunnings and they were able to match the colour for us using their paint computers. As you can see from the photo, the paint colour match came up pretty well.
The finish on the paint is a bit different from the top floor siding. The top floor siding has sort of a semi-gloss finish to it, while the ground floor paint is only available in a gloss finish, or a low-sheen finish. We have decided on the low-sheen finish paint for the house, and it looks pretty good in the little bit that we have done so far.
For the paint type we chose Taubmans SunProof Max Low Sheen paint. It has a 12 year guarantee against peeling, flaking and blistering, which is a nice piece of mind to have.
I also picked up two new paint brushes to apply the paint to the timber cladding with. I bought some big 100mm brushes that should speed up the application of the paint.