Education

At Furlong Painting we understand that presentation and image are essential requirements for today’s schools.

Education providers are regularly turning to Furlong Painting for school painting services to help improve the learning environments for students, staff, parents and the wider community.

Over our 20 year history, Furlong Painting has partnered with over 30% of schools (State, Catholic and Independent) across Melbourne to help identify and deliver on their painting needs.

As one of only four painting contractors being awarded inclusion on the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Trade Panel (Vic) 2011, Furlong Painting brings a professionalism and wealth of experience to all of our clients.

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A solution to questions such as:

  • What do our facilities look like to the wider community / prospective families?
  • Do they project the image I wish for our school?
  • Are there classrooms / office areas looking fresh and vibrant or tired and shabby?
  • If we left the areas untouched for much longer could there be more costly building repairs ahead?

A tailored strategy for needs such as:

  • Cost – How can it fit it into our budget?
  • Scheduling – How can it fit it into our routine?
  • Environmental concerns – How can we ensure a high quality result with quality products?
  • Long term strategies – How can it cater for our needs now and the future?

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Trinity Primary School in the inner suburb of Richmond has a mixture of long standing administrative and classroom facilities combined with more modern recently constructed classroom and Library spaces.

The internal areas exhibited a colour scheme that did not match more recent works, delivering a dark tone rather than a preferred light and spacious feel.

As a part of the Furlong Partner Process, we sat with school leadership to determine the exact needs and develop a plan that would achieve the outcome in a cost effective way. Working at most convenient times for the school, the result was a consistent, contemporary colour scheme.

Amongst the strength and beauty that exposed timber has brought to this contemporary school on the Mornington Peninsula, lies a very real coating challenge. Externally stained timbers do not respond well to the sun?s ultra violet impact and to add to the challenge the original stain finishes were discontinued from sale, requiring the sourcing of new products to match the original. Furlong Painting was chosen as partner in this challenge, putting together a long term paint maintenance proposal to address these specific needs.

As part of a staged strategy, all surfaces were addressed, with a specific allocation over a 6 year program for substrates most vulnerable to UV degradation. For surfaces with a high UV exposure, the strategy included a transition to a decorative finish to enable more effective paint maintenance.

My experience over many years with Furlong Painting has always been a positive one. The team are always open, honest, and helpful in explaining the pros and cons of different paints, finishes and colours so that I am always able to pick the best product for the best result within my budget.
I especially like the assistance received before and during the works as well as the follow up after the job has been completed. The painting team who complete the work do an excellent job with brilliant attention to detail. I have never been disappointed by the fast and efficient service provided.

– Colleen McGreal, Principal – St Macartans School

With internal surfaces in a century old building showing signs of wear and tear and a multi toned colour scheme that didn’t meet a contemporary vision, school leadership engaged Furlong Painting to provide a new look. The concept was for a neutral tone environment that was inviting and warm for
teachers to teach and for students to learn in.

Furlong Painting took advantage of the school term holiday break, addressing common areas with elevated access equipment and multiple classrooms when the school was vacant. Any remaining areas were completed during school hours with appropriate coordination and seclusion of work areas.

The result was a grand building ready for the next century ahead, receiving a Master Painters Association Award for Excellence in the process.

With a backdrop of new school buildings and a desire to introduce a consistent colour palette across all facilities, Balwyn High School engaged Furlong Painting to repaint the school facilities both internally and externally.

Buildings dating from early 1960s through to more modern facilities included a variety of substrates and dictated specific preparation and painting strategies with selective finishes to maximize the life of the coating.

A colour consultancy process led to a colour palette that would bring a consistency across the entire school.

  • Occupational Health and Safety processes were tailored to the schools needs.

Furlong were able to work around a busy school environment with minimal disruptions and minimal room changing. Their high quality of work and pleasant, courteous personnel were easy to deal with, flexible and respectful of our needs.

– Deborah Harman, Principal – Balwyn High School

Multi Award Winner

We are humbled and excited to announce that 𝗙𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴, has received 2 awards at the Master Painters Association of Victoria / Tasmania Awards for Excellence night recently.