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14th Aug 2012, 10:35 AM
Hi - I'm new to Aussie - originally from South Africa. We have bought one of these Queenslander houses - a small one. They are great!. Needs a bit of work though. I am looking for paint schemes and colours - external. Looks like there may be patterns and specific colours for different parts when I look around. The verandah rails, posts, eaves, walls etc etc. Any help? Would appreciate the EXACT colour names - as in, on the tin at Bunnings??:;
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14th Aug 2012, 12:19 PM
First of all Ralph - Goeie môre - welcome to the forum. You will find an wealth of information and wisdom within the posts here. Great to have you aboard.
A Queenslander is a wonderful home to own and well done for wanting to honour its rich history by painting yours in colours that compliment the home's style.
If you could provide some images of your home it might help folks to advise. Google is always your friend in this respect as well of course, but I have found nothing beats driving around and finding homes that appeal. An easy drive up to Sandgate area will provide a LOT of gorgeous architecture to drool over, but there are many areas that have great examples.
-- The home I first lived in as a toddler was a Queenslander built by my father - it was dark green with cream trims. The home nextdoor was a similar style but dark red with white trims. Personally, I lean towards the lighter colours including white as the summers can be brutal and white reflects the most heat. That said, there are so many insulation options these days that one can enjoy any colour preference and still maintain a comfortable interior temp.
here are a few that I grabbed through Google to start building ideas ...
20th Aug 2012, 09:09 AM
Agree with the light main colour- also better if you want to paint over in the future. Generally they are painted as- neutral toned weatherboards, white trim/windows, darker timber battens/rails/sills. I think you can paint whatever colour you like though. Grab a heap of exterior paint brochures and look at the schemes for some inspiration and also take a walk around your neighbourhood and figure out which combinations you like. Dulux make a heritage colours brochure for something authentic (beautiful pictures too!) and on their website there is a colour selector where you can 'paint' the houses in different combinations to get a feel for it. I personally sketched up my house over a photo in Powerpoint and coloured it in different colours (fill as picture with the paint swatch jpg) to see the finished product. Good luck!
28th Aug 2012, 09:38 PM
Another nod for light colours as the main colour. Dark colours do get hot, so wont help with keeping the place cool in the middle of a Queensland summer. Dark trims are no probs though.
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