Looking back at a job like this one in Wallsend, you see just how big the transformation was. It really does make you appreciate the owner’s smiles. It’s almost unrecognisable from its original state. Not only has the value in this property increased 10 fold, but it’s also emerged completely different from the brief.

How does this happen?

When you’re working with some of these older weatherboard homes, the undercoat needs to be stripped back completely. It doesn’t happen every time, in fact, it’s quite a rare situation, but it does happen. So what do you do when underneath the flaking, peeling paint you find the most amazing cypress boards? You feature them!

Wallsend cypress boards feature

There’re a couple of things you need to be aware of if you’re thinking of doing this. It’s the huge amount of labour required to bring these boards back to bare. It’s not an easy process at all. The labour you’d expect from a 2-3 coat repaint of an exterior is way less than this. To bring the boards back to this state, it takes strength, attention to detail and commitment, which a lot of painters won’t do. So the labour on a job like this is double. Double the labour and you’re doubling the time.

Also, the boards were finished with a natural oil finish and will need to be maintained every couple of years. However, what an amazing feature. This home in Wallsend is by far the best home in the street and is very loved by the owners.