Choosing the Right Primers Sealers in South Africa

There are many types of primers and sealers in South Africa, so it is helpful if you know which primers and sealers are right for the job at hand.  Different types of primers and sealers are manufactured for different purposes and surfaces. Before you head to your local retailer that sells these products, it is a good idea to have some background information so you have an idea of what you need for your project. Most retailers carry a full range of products that are suitable for priming and sealing. Which Primers and Sealers Are Best? Clear Sealers. Synthetic resin based clear sealers are your best choice for porous or powdery surfaces. This type of sealer is alkali resistant and has excellent binding and penetrating properties. In addition, it dries quickly and it is suitable for porous surfaces, raw plaster walls, brickwork, ceilings and cement renderings. Contact your local retailer for more information about these types of sealers. Plaster Primer. This primer is also synthetic resin based with white pigmentation and it is alkali resistant on many coats of paints. Plaster Primer has good penetrating properties and dries quickly to a hard matt finish. It can be used on brick, plaster, concrete, fibre cement surfaces and masonry rhinolite surfaces. This is only a short list of the primers and sealers available at your local paint retailer. Other types of primers include wood primer, water repellant primer and moisture resistant primers. To get more information about primers and sealers, Warrior Paints has a knowledgeable staff who can answer all your questions. Visit Warrior Paints today to see their huge selection of primers and sealers in South...

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Fillercoats and paint jobs: what you need to know

A brand new paint job is an exciting prospect. Luckily in South Africa, paint products and primers don’t have to be a concern since there’s a wide range of quality products on the market to cater for different tastes and needs. Most of us can easily figure out what colours and styles we like but it’s not always easy to turn your vision into reality. To ensure that everything turns out exactly the way you want it, follow the following tips: Choosing a colour: This is the most important aspect of the exercise. Colours can have a huge impact on our moods. If you can’t decide on a colour, try to find one that matches your furniture or carpeting in the room. Take several colour cards and hold them against the wall. If you still can’t decide, you might want to get paint samples and paint a small section of the wall with it. If you’re still lost, get the help of a paint product expert. Painting equipment: It’s never a good idea to skimp on painting equipment if you expect great results. Consult with your local handyman or paint supplier to learn what equipment you will need to do the job right the first time in the style and finish that you want. Preparation: Preparation makes all the difference. The importance of paint primers and fillercoats cannot be over stated. Fillercoats need to be chosen in accordance with the type and colour paint you are using. A filler coat can be seen as the foundation of the paint job. If selected and applied correctly, you can do the same quality work as you would expect from a professional. No man is an island. Rather than stressing alone do extensive research on finding the right paint product in South Africa that will satisfy your needs. Contact Warrior Paints for all your painting...

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Choosing Paint Primers and Sealers in South Africa

There are many reasons to use paint primers and sealers in South Africa. If you are contemplating a painting project, priming your walls before painting is important and if you skip this step, your efforts could be less than satisfactory. Paint Primers A well prepared and primed wall will add to the overall outcome of your painting endeavour. Paint primers produce a sheen surface that the paint can stick to. One of the common reasons to use primers is that the paint will stick better to primed walls than walls that have not been primed. If the walls have not been primed properly, the paint will absorb into the wall surface and you will use more paint than is necessary. Paint primer is usually less expensive than finishing paint so you will save money by priming first. Another reason to prime is when you are trying to paint a light colour over a wall that has been previously painted dark. Without paint primer, the dark colour will be visible under the light colour and it will take many paint coats to reach the desired effect. Paint Sealers Paint sealers are meant to ‘seal’ the surface so that the pores of the surface are filled to allow for a topcoat such as paint. Sealers are different than primers; they contain additional binders and resin to fill the pores of different surfaces and textures to create a workable surface. Sealers come in two basic varieties; cleared and pigmented to suit a variety of applications, however some sealers are not made to be top-coated so ask your paint professional to help you choose one that is suited to your project. Choosing the best primers and sealers for your project is the key to your painting project success. Don’t cut corners by skipping the primer or sealer stage as it may affect the outcome of your painting venture. Call or visit Warrior Paints today to see their large selection of paint, primers and sealers in South...

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Tips for decorating with alkyd based paint

Adding colour to our houses is a big part of making a house a home. In South Africa, alkyd based paints are a popular choice for paint projects because it is perfect for all kinds of jobs around the house. Below follows a couple of tips to help you get great results. Make sure that you have everything you need before you start with the job. Alkyd based paint can be difficult to touch up afterwards, so you’ll want to get it right the first time. You may need to thin the paint with appropriate solvents in the right ratios. Follow the instructions on the paint can or consult with your paint provider for more information if you are still unsure. Alkyd based paint may not work well when painting over masonry. It also has a tendency to fade faster when compared to water based paints. Oil based paints are flammable which does pose a safety risk, so refrain from using it in rooms or areas where there is higher risk of fire. Oil based paints give off a strong odor after the job is finished and depending on the environmental conditions like moisture and air movement, it can take quite some time for odors to subside. Like most paints, it could cause problems for people with illnesses such as respiratory issues. Remember to wear a mask while painting. A paint project is usually more work than anticipated at the start but it is always worth the effort. A fresh coat of paint is like a new start with all kinds of possibilities. If you follow appropriate precautions, plan ahead and use good equipment and techniques the finished product will look great. Contact Warrior Paints for quality alkyd based paint in South Africa at competitive...

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