You don’t see your undercoat paint, but that doesn’t mean it’s not essential

A layer or two of undercoat paint on a wall seems like a lot of work for something you won’t see, but like any other preparatory step, without it, your project just won’t look as good or last as long. The primary reasons for using an undercoat paint in any project – whether it is painting a room or a piece of furniture – is to ensure that the surface is sealed and that the surface is perfect for the final coat to adhere properly. Here are some of the most common problems that result from a lack of undercoat paint: A patchy paint job. Surfaces that haven’t been prepared properly are often highly absorbent. This is especially true for plastered walls and wooden surfaces. These materials will soak up the paint in places, leaving your surface looking unevenly painted. The wrong colour. Colours on swatches are a reflection of that particular shade painted onto a white background. If you are painting over a previous paint job or onto a surface that is anything other than white, your colour isn’t going to come out the way you’d hoped. You may need to use more coats of paint than you previously thought and in many cases, you may have to start all over again. Streaky surfaces. Undercoats ensure that the surface you are about to paint is smooth, even, white and non-absorbent. Without these qualities, the final coat you apply will streak according to the surface below it. The material you’re painting may seem even to the naked eye, but paint will react to it on a microscopic level. Undercoat paint is the most important product when it comes to ensuring a quality, flawless finish. The last thing you want is to spend your budget on a beautiful finish coat, only to have it streak, get absorbed into the base material or come out a completely different colour! Find out more about undercoat paint products by contacting Warrior Paints...

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How to choose a suitable acrylic house paint

If there’s one thing that all home designers agrees on, it’s that there’s nothing as effective as a new coat of acrylic house paint to improve the appearance of your home. This is because paint is relatively inexpensive while giving you the maximum effect – and it is a long-lasting result. For your interior walls: General-purpose acrylic PVA is a great all-purpose interior paint that comes in a wide range of colours. It has a lovely matt effect, making it look smooth and modern. It’s easy to apply and dries quickly, so you can enjoy your new look in no time at all! Warrior Elegant Coat is luxury interior and exterior acrylic house paint with a low sheen that is perfect for anywhere inside or outside your home – except for bathrooms and kitchens. It is incredibly durable and stain-resistant, making it a product that you will enjoy for many years to come. Warrior Ecocare Coat is the right choice for people who are environmentally aware and/or suffer from exposure to paint fumes. Available in low sheen or matt in a wide range of colours, this interior paint is perfect for rooms that you want to enjoy immediately rather than waiting for the paint odour to go away. For your exterior walls: Warrior Super Acrylic is a house paint that is ideal for use on exterior walls as well as interior walls. This highly durable and washable paint can give you great results for over five years and can be applied to brick, plaster and concrete walls. Warrior Acrylic Roof Paint is the ideal product for finishing off your home’s exterior facelift while giving your roof the protection it needs to stay in perfect condition. This lead-free paint can be used on cement, fibre cement, concrete tiles, primed corrugated iron and IBR roofing. Acrylic house paint offers homeowners a wide range of effects and colours with the convenience of low-odour, low-mess products. Contact Warrior Paints today and find out more about how our acrylic house paint can bring your home to...

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