North Melbourne terrace

For a small place this one packs a lot of punch 


Oiled timbers, felt paneling on walls, timber ceilings, beautiful joinery, red brick flooring, hand made basins.  


Just a simple colour palette to let all the details do the talking  


Renovation by Topp constructs, Design by Dan Gayfer design. Painting by Mat White Painting, Joinery by Kohed Cabinets makers

New products New job

On this new job a single fronted terrace in fitzroy I was lucky enough to try a new product on this hoop pine veneer paneling.

The application was 2 coats of Whittles wax Evolution satin. The Evolution was very easy to use. We had to put in an additive to make sure that the oil / wax dried out as it has been too cold for it to cure. 


Ceiling and feature timber panels also oiled  


Kitchen oiled  


Are windows as protected as they should be.

Heading into winter the exterior of our home can get some of the harshest treatment. Damp wet winters are harsh on raw timber that’s left untreated. 


Making sure your windows are cleaned regularly and the exterior coatings are up to scratch. Replacement of windows is an expensive cost and one that can be avoided with a little care and maintenance.  


These windows and door are brand new and getting a good couple of coats of gloss marine grade varnish. 


SAMPLES oh the samples

Creating samples for our clients


There are a billion different colour choices when it comes to painting your home. So our job is to make that choice a little easier for our clients.

By providing some decent sized samples that can be left with our clients. They have the opportunity to see them in all different times of the day and different rooms.

Colours will always look different in shady and lighter spots in your house 

We’ll make sure that your happy and that the room / home is going to look the best it can look every time. 



It’s been a while between posts 

busy, busy  

Re-vamp on an old bedroom. Face lift with a slightly deeper blue lighter trim. 

There was a couple of large cracks to repair and the fire place painted out in white. 



All about the preparation 




Sharper, Cleaner, Pop


Always great to work with Camilla from


Stylish dining experience

Sometimes we get to work with great interior designers on projects. This one was with Camila molders.


We got called in to help rejuvenate these 2 rooms in this original terrace in Prahran.


Haymes white on white for all the ceilings, doors, windows, architraves and skirting. 

Haymes blue Astor for the walls 


An elegant fabric style wall paper was used in the sitting room. 





Northcote renovation

Been working on this new and old in Northcote for the past few months for Topp Constructs. 

It’s looking pretty nice 

Timber lined bathroom ceiling in the ensuite.  

Timber lined bathroom ceiling in the ensuite.  


Feature walls  


Powder rooms  


Timber lined stairwell  




Timber lined ceiling in the kitchen lounge  

Amazing Cabintetry in this house by Kohed Cabintetry 

Amazing Cabintetry in this house by Kohed Cabintetry 

The space between new and old  


Laundry walk through area  


All the interior painted in Taubmans Pure Performance Low VOC.  

Giving the new owners a very clean, safe and durable space to live in. 

#toppconstructs #matwhitepainting

Parkdale gem

This was a big project for us at MWP

Was a great job to takle with lots of different elements to work on. 

Jon Webb and his apprentice Hash were wonderful to work with over the duration of the job. These guys are master craftsman. Highly recommend

All the windows, doors, architraves, skirting was oiled in Livos exterior wood oil. 

All the inside ceiling & walls were painted in Resene Zero Voc 

Exterior weatherboards, fascias and  eaves we used all Taubmans Endure exterior Low-sheen & semi-gloss  as well as the Livos exterior oil on all the windows, architraves & doors. 

The floors were also done in Livos interior flooring oil. 

Big thanks to my guys for a fantastic effort.   



#livos #matwhitepainting #taubmans 

Looking after your Exterior in 4 easy steps

Care and maintenance instructions

Extending the Life of Your Paintwork


Most people think it's the weather that breaks down exterior paint. It's actually dirt and pollution that works its way into the surface of the paint, weakens it, and then the sun, wind and rain finish it off.


Looking after your exterior in 4 Easy Steps

Whether your home is timber, cement render, brick, masonry or some form of building panel, all exterior painted surfaces will benefit from being cleaned down once in a while. At least twice a year to get the maximum life out of your paint job.

For the small time it takes, it can extended the life to the exterior considerably

  1. Prepare a bucket of warm water mixed with a very small amount of household washing up detergent. DO NOT USE Caustic-based or any other house hold cleaning products as they will often remove not only the grime but a good part of your paint covering as well.
  2. Hose down area to be cleaned, once moist use a soft broom, clean cloth or soft brush and apply warm water from bucket until surface is clean.
  3. Before the wall or other painted surface has the opportunity to dry, you should hose it down thoroughly with clean water. DO NOT USE a water pressure blaster on the building this will not be necessary
  4. Wipe away any dirt or mould on your window sills, these are the spots where the dirt is going to accumulate the most and attack the paint and break it down quickly 

A good job will keep your home looking clean, extend the life of your paintwork and add to its value.

Its a few hours work that will keep your new or existing paint job looking super for years to come and save you money

If you dont have the time or would like us to come and sort it out for you, just give us a bell and we can pop around and give you a price to make home look sparkling new...

Phone 040 777 5033

Thanks for using Mat White Painting


These windows got a shellacking

A lot of hard labour went into restoring these windows in this beautiful old home in Ripponlea 

They came up amazing thanks for a great job Aaron, Marlowe and G 

These windows had not been touched in years and needed a little love. 


Taping up all the window and removing all the hardware before the preparation begins.


Sanding them all the way back to timber with Festool sanders hooked up to vacuum system so not much dust 


Three seperate windows.. 

Shellac flakes mixed with metho to make a very thin brew of varnish. Then applied with brushes. The finish is amazing a true original eco varnish straight from the shellac beatle and the tree. Thanks to nature you get these amazing golden tones. 


#matwhitepainting #shellac #restoration #frenchpolish