K & D Bak Painting and Decorating are now Dulux Accredited Painters
K & D Bak Painting and Decorating are Dulux accredited Painters, this means that we
Entry into the Dulux Accredited Program is strictly by invitation only.
*Conditions apply. Refer to dedicated Warranty section. The Warranty guarantees that the coating system applied will not peel, flake or blister for a period of five years as a result of faulty surface preparation or application of the coating system, subject to the conditions laid out in the Warranty document.
Before 1970, paints containing high levels of lead were used in many Australian houses.
Exposure to lead is a health hazard. Even small amounts of dust or chips of paint containing lead, generated during minor home repairs, can be a health risk.
Lead in house paint is a problem only if it is damaged or disturbed. Paint in good condition that is not flaking or chalking, or is covered by well maintained lead free paint is not a hazard in itself.
Lead can also be a hazard when it is on surfaces subject to friction or impact such as windows and doors, or on railings where children can chew it. High concentrations of lead found in garden soils in older residential areas can be due to residue from lead-based paint.
Lead-based paint is most likely to be found on window frames, doors, skirting boards, kitchen and bathroom cupboards, exterior walls, gutters, metal surfaces and fascias. It can also be found on interior walls, ceilings and areas with enamel paint. Pink and red primer both contain lead, so you should think twice before disturbing any surface which has had any of these paints applied.
Anyone painting a house or doing maintenance that could disturb paint containing lead should avoid exposing themselves and their families, neighbours and pets to its hazards.
The Australian standard for lead removal is AS4361.2:1998 Guide to lead paint management – Residential and commercial buildings
K & D Bak Painting and Decorating attended the Master Painters of Victoria on 23rd August 2013 and obtained accreditation in CPCCPD3031A “Implement Safe Lead Paint and Asbestos Work Practices in the Painting Industry”.
This is another reason why you should you should use a professional qualified painter and decorator to complete painting works as these risks can be easiliy identified and we have the practices to ensure safe methods of preparation and removal to minimise any harm on you and your loved ones.
We often get customers asking us if they can reduce the costs of their painting by using a trade paint instead of the high quality paints that we prefer to use.
If you are prepared to pay for someone to paint your home, why then try to save a few dollars for an inferior quality paint.
All paints are measured on the following
Trade paints generally perform lower than high quality paints in all three areas.
Coverage tends to be uneven and if going from light to dark (or vice versa) often three coats are needed to fully cover the surface
These paints also tend to peel, flake and rub off more easily when being washed or scrubbed and are more prone to absorbing stains
In addition, trade paints are less durable with marks, scratches, knocks and bumps showing up a lot easier after minimal impact to the wall
Furthermore these paints have higher levels of VOC's releasing these toxic fumes into the air you breath long after the paint has been applied.
This is why we prefer to use high quality paints, while they may add on a few dollars to the cost of the work, you will find the surface looks better, is more durable to washing, scrubbing, stains and bumps as well as being kinder to the environment and the air you breathe.
Quality paints we prefer to use are listed here - Preferred Paint Products
Many people ask us, why use a qualified painter and decorator over a brush hand, a handyman or someone who has just decided to pick up a paint brush as it looks easy?