What external house paint will give the most durable and attractive result?

When it comes to external house paint, you want to make sure you’re getting the paint that lasts the longest, is the most durable and of course, looks the most attractive. So which paint should you use? You be standing at a wall of colour cards scratching your head, wondering which colour, finish and type of paint to use. If this is you, read on to find out which external house paint will offer the most durable and attractive result. Water-based or oil-based? The paint you’re after for external use on walls and woodwork is acrylic latex paint. This is water-based paint and is the most durable, flexible and colour-retentive paint of them all. It can withstand the elements and will contract and expand with your house as it is exposed to high and low temperatures. Painting the exterior of your house is by no means a cheap endeavour, and so choosing a paint that will last is of utmost importance. Gloss, matte, satin? Which sheen is best? So you now know that you need acrylic latex paint for your external house paint. But now which sheen should you choose? There is a range of sheens available, including matte, eggshell, low sheen, satin, low gloss and high gloss. So which sheen is best for your home? High gloss is shiny and hard, and so is perfect for wooden trims. Satin finishes are more of a mid-range sheen, and are good for a luxurious, velvety look and feel. Eggshell is good for covering imperfections and so is a good choice for external house paint. What about colours? You’ve settled on your paint type (acrylic latex paint) as well as the finish you’re after. So now which colour is best for external house paint? This all comes down to personal preference, as the possibilities are endless. Try to stay within neutral, classic shades instead of high-fashion, trendy, bold colours which will be outdated in no time. For everything to do with external house paint, contact us...

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What projects need acrylic latex paint?

Compared to other paints, acrylic latex paints can be considered a bit on the expensive side. This however, is for good reason and for some projects there can be nothing less than acrylic latex paint used. But which projects call for this highly durable, flexible paint? Read on to find out what calls for acrylic latex paint and why. Painting the exterior of your home If you’re looking to paint the exterior of your home, whether for the first time on a newly-constructed building, or re-painting as general upkeep and maintenance, acrylic latex paint is the way to go. It comes in a variety of finishes, including matte, eggshell, low sheen, satin, semi-gloss as well as high gloss. This means that whatever finish you want your paint to have, acrylic latex paint will deliver. The exterior of your home will be subject to the elements. Whether it’s heavy downpour, howling winds, souring temperatures or bitter cold, your exterior house paint needs to be able to withstand all of it. Houses contract and expand with the rise and fall of the temperature gauge, which means without a decent paint, you’ll quickly start to notice ugly cracks appearing. Acrylic latex paint solves this problem by being highly durable and flexible, which means it will expand and contract with your home. It also holds colour more effectively, which means there’s less chance of the sun fading the colour away. Painting interiors Acrylic enamel is the choice paint for interiors, in particular kitchens and bathrooms. It can be used not only on walls, but also on wooden surfaces, such as doors, door frames, window frames, window sills and balustrades. It’s excellent at withstanding humidity and regular cleaning. Acrylic latex paint also has a smooth finish, which makes it ideal for decorative painting. Projects where acrylic latex paint is not ideal Acrylic latex paint is perfect for projects that require flexibility and durability, however as a water-based paint, it does not do well when exposed to a lot of water. It’s for this reason that it should be avoided when painting anything that will be immersed in water for any period of time, such as boats, bathroom floors and pools. If you’re looking for acrylic latex paints in a wide variety of colours, do not hesitate to contact us...

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Increase awareness and gain a loyal following with these social media tips

Stores that sell paint supplies in South Africa may not think that social media platforms are relevant tools to take advantage of, but any and every business can use social media as a way to not only raise awareness about their business but to obtain valuable feedback and connect with people on a personal level. One important thing business owners must remember is that success in business is not always about selling – and this is where social media comes in. Gain valuable feedback about paint and more Using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter allows you to collect customer feedback and opinions in real time. Have you released a new series of paint colours and want to know what people think about them? Simply post the colours on your social media sites and wait for feedback. Use customer praise as an advertising advantage When people are happy with the paint they’ve purchased from you, or with your painting services, their praise serves as an excellent advertisement for your company. As the saying goes, the best referrals are through word of mouth! Other people who visit your social media sites will see the praise, doing wonders for your company’s reputation. Communicate important company information If you’ve got a special sale coming up, are offering special discounts, have important company news or just want to give people information about new paints or related products, using your social media pages to do it is highly effective. People often check their Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the day so don’t miss the opportunity to give them updates directly. Hard line selling isn’t the smartest way to operate on social media. Instead, listen to customer concerns, ask for valuable feedback and share industry news, company news and product news. You’ll find that a loyal social media follwing is...

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