Twenty years in the painting business means CPR has a deep understanding of client needs. We know that providing a professional process - on time and on budget - is just as important as delivering a flawless final result.
CPR works with building managers to ensure a hassle-free project that involves minimal stress and inconvenience for tenants and residents.
We don’t use subcontractors. Our dedicated staff manages every aspect of every job - from the initial consultation to final completion.
We also offer the latest in painting technology, together with rigorous processes and exemplary customer service.
CPR is the only painting and remedial company in Australia that uses scaffold-free, rope access and portable elevator systems. Unlike other companies offering rope access, we employ qualified painters on ropes NOT abseilers with paint brushes.
Every CPR job includes:
- Medium-pressure washing of your building facade
- Full compliance with Australian safety standards
- Responsible environmental management
- Our unique scaffold-free systems
- Preparation of all areas that show signs of corrosion, flaking, cracks and chips
- Spot priming of all repaired areas
- Preparation and sanding of all doors and window frames ( if applicable)
- Application of undercoat and gloss finish to all doors and frames
- Application of two acrylic paint membranes – Dulux or Wattyl - to all walls and ceilings
- Encapsulated twin roll spray application, ensuring no drips or splatter
- Site clean up
- Ongoing, long-term maintenance
CPR has a solution to every painting issue:
- Paint leaching
- Loss of gloss
- Discolouration of metal paintwork
- Deterioration/erosion of pigment
- Peeling and flaking
- Algae and fungi growth
- Streak marks
- Migration of wood gum and resins in timber
Paint leaching is caused by stains, moisture and timber tanning within the substrate that migrate through the paint film and leave a film stain on the surface. Paint leaching is common on a range of building substrates including timber, masonry and brick surfaces.
These occur when flowing or dripping paint forms a tear-like or wavy appearance. It can be due to paint being applied too thickly, excessive dilution of paint or application of gloss paint on existing surfaces without sanding.
The formation of undulating or wrinkling film on painted surfaces is caused by the application of thick paint film, painting in high temperatures, painting over surface contamination or painting over insufficiently dried paint.
Crawling is the result of paint slipping or failing to form a film. It’s caused by painting application of thick paint film, painting in high temperatures, painting over surface contamination or painting over insufficiently dried paint.
Crating is the formation of small bowl-shaped depressions in your paintwork. It can be caused by painting over surfaces that are not correctly cleaned and prepared, or through the use of contaminated tools, water or solvents.
Lifting occurs when too many successive coats of incompatible paint are added to a surface. Also caused by the previous coating coming to its use-by-date and age.
Reduction of lustre is caused by severe absorption of undercoat. It’s the result of application on rough or unclean surfaces, inadequate or excessive dilution of paint, use of unsuitable thinner, application of excessively thin film or drying when there is excessive moisture or pollutants.
Discolouration is caused by failure to remove unstable matter during surface preparation, using interior grade paint and tinter on exterior surfaces, and using the wrong thinners in the paint.
This occurs when vibrantly coloured paint with organic particles that are susceptible to UV damage are used; or use of paint with water sensitive pigments; or paint containing low-quality emulsions.
Yellowing occurs when paint containing ingredients such as yellowing epoxy or alkyd resins are used. These are easily affected by light, heat or environmental contaminants.
Saponification occurs when alkyd-based paints are used on cement-based surfaces. The alkalis from the cement attack the oil in the resin.
This is caused by the use of non-weather-resistant paint.
Chalking is caused by the natural ageing of paint. The extent of chalking will depend on paint formulation and surface exposure to weather. Oil based coating chalk quicker externally than acrylic based products.
Peeling and flaking paint is usually moisture related and can be caused by painting over insufficiently cured plaster or concrete; failure to use primer or sealer; or use of poor alkali-resisting primer/undercoats or insufficient penetrative primer.
This is a moisture-related problem. The amount of moisture and flexibility of the paint film determine the size of the blister.
Temperature, humidity conditions and moisture content of the building surface can lead to algae and fungi formation.
Streak marks are formed when dirt gets washed down the sides of painted walls.
Yellowish-brown stains are usually caused by moisture and can be an indication of a waterproofing problem in the building.
This is caused by painting over insufficiently dried timber or failure to use primer.