Guide To Painting Strata Buildings
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Guide To Painting Rendered Strata Buildings
When we talk about a rendered body corporate building, we’re referring to the application of cement to external, internal brick, or concrete walls to help achieve a smooth or deliberately textured surface. Rendered strata buildings typically require a repaint after 10 years. Over time, oxidation can affect the paint on the rendered surface, causing the paint to break down. The result is that paint often turns chalky, which usually means that any paint coatings on the surface start to fail, leading to possible paint peeling. Although the paint products are rated not to peel when oxidation occurs, the paint no longer repels UV rays, and the render can crack. This can lead to paint failure and cause the render to fall off the wall, which is unsightly and can affect the value of your property.
After a few years, paint on a rendered surface can also fade because of being exposed to the elements, particularly in Brisbane, where we typically average 283 days of sunshine every year! The result is that it can lose its shine, making your property look dated and tired. All of this can affect the investment of your property. Properties painted in darker colours with east, north, or west elevations can see the effects of oxidation quicker and require more frequent repainting.
If you’re a body corporate committee member or manager of a rendered strata building, it’s crucial to understand how long paint is likely to last on the external surfaces of your property so you can manage your budgets and plan accordingly. It’s also helpful to regularly clean your rendered surfaces by engaging a professional house washer. Regularly cleaning rendered surfaces can help extend the life of your paint job. Being aware of these things can help you save costs over the long term and keep the property looking in good condition to attract residents, including new buyers.
When it comes to repainting rendered surfaces, it can be helpful for body corporate committee members and managers to get an idea of how the process works. At Surepaint, our painting method typically involves the following:
1. Cleaning the surface
We typically clean rendered surfaces using a high-pressure wash, removing dirt and flaking paint. Before using the hose, we apply a specially designed cleaning agent and wet the walls. If we find any mould on your surface, we will also apply an anti-mold treatment along with an anti-fungal treatment to help remove the mold. We typically leave these products on for at least five minutes to allow them to soak into the surface and remove as much dirt, grime, and mold as possible. We then apply the hose, pressure clean the surface, and rinse everything off.
2. Set up scaffolding or mechanical boom
3. Scrape and sand away loose paint
4. Apply gap filler to cracks in external walls
5. Fill in any large dents or holes
6. Protecting your property
7. Use spot priming to resolve any minor issues
8. Apply a sealer coat
9. Apply exterior acrylic paint
10. Sand and wipe over the first coat
11. Apply a second coat of paint
12. Complete finishing touches
13. Clean up and entire site pack down
We Help You Choose The Perfect
By working with Surepaint, our team of skilled professionals can help you choose the perfect colour scheme for your body corporate property.
You can have total peace of mind with our unique colour selection process by taking advantage of our colour consultants and digital overlay experts.
Take a look at the below digital overlay we did for a client. This is not a finished product but rather a digital rendering of the committees colour choices.
Why use Surepaint™?
Learn about how we accomodate all different types of projects and customers with our body corporate painting approach
Our specialist body corporate painters in Brisbane understand how complex body corporate projects can be. We regularly work with body corporate managers, committees and onsite managers and know what our clients expect. We work closely with clients in all aspects, including planning, color selections, production and scheduling our body corporate painting works to minimize disruptions to tenants and residents. Our experience managing small and large-scale projects helps us deliver quality outcomes on time and budget.
We understand that body corporate committees and managers require a quick response when urgent jobs arise on strata properties. Therefore, we aim to prioritize our service for our body corporate clients and resolve any issues as soon as possible.
We understand how important it is for our body corporate clients to minimise any disruption and inconvenience to residents. We work closely with managers and body corporate committees to plan our projects for minimal disruption. We spend a lot of time preparing for site set-up to maintain easy access to buildings for residents wherever possible.
Our Quality Guarantee
Our experienced team are all focused on delivering high-quality projects. When it comes to body corporates, we understand the importance of a professional finish to maintain the long-term investment of the property. We can help identify and resolve issues that may affect the property’s value. We recommend high-quality products and use best practice techniques.
Our experience working with small and large-scale body corporate managers means that we understand the importance of meeting specific regulations of individual property charters and adhering to the rules about how particular properties need to be presented. We offer a 10-year warranty on external strata painting, and our insurance means you’re fully covered in the event of any issues.
We understand that there can be many people involved when working on body corporate projects. Given our experience, we aim to work closely with all parties and keep everyone updated with the project’s progress. We aim to manage the expectations of everyone involved, keeping residents, body corporate committees and managers updated on progress without compromising quality standards.
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