The Guidelines

Maitland Heritage Kit

Choosing paint colours for a house can be based on the style of the building as well as researching it's original colour scheme. This website presents the main residential architectual styles of Maitland and princples for designing traditional schemes. Infomation about the original colour scheme can be sourced from historical documents and early photographs of the house, as well as an investigating existing paint layers on various surfaces. Removing successive layers of paint can reveal earlier colour schemes. Methods of revealing paint layers can be found on the NSW Environment & Heritage website