Make a good first impression: Painting tips for your house’s front door

Painting your front door can be a fun way to add a little something extra to your home, enhance its beauty and express your personality – but don’t rush the process. Your front door serves as your home’s ‘first impression’ for anyone who comes around and we recommend taking your time to ensure you get exactly what you want. Here are some painting tips from Warrior Paints on how to get a result you’ll be more than happy with. Painting tips from Warrior Paints: Take as much time as you need to find the perfect colour. Visit paint shops and ask for paint swatches to take home and compare. If you see any photos in magazines or online that you really like, save them and take them into a paint shop to try and replicate the colour. Don’t feel like you have to make a hasty decision. Decide on a finish. There are many finishes to choose from including satin, semi-gloss, matte and high-gloss. Certain finishes reflect more light than others and have a shiny appearance, while matte finishes don’t. The type of finish also determines how easily the door can be cleaned, so keep that in mind as well. After thoroughly cleaning your front door, put a coat of primer on first before you start painting. This is especially recommended for painting a dark door with a light paint colour. Either remove your door from its hinges to paint it or be sure to tape up everything – and don’t forget to protect your floor! Warrior Paints is always here to provide you with helpful painting tips and tricks and we want your painting experience to be as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from...

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5 things to do with leftover acrylic house paint

If you have leftover acrylic house paint sitting around and would prefer it doesn’t just sit in the garage collecting dust, there are quite a few ways you can put the leftovers to use in fun and creative ways. Whether you love arts and crafts, love painting or are looking for some fun activities for your kids to do, we’ve got some great ideas for you! Create and paint your own jewellery. This is an activity that both kids and adults will love and all it requires is a few pieces of jewellery from the craft store. You can pick up clear beads, charms, pendants or anything else you fancy and create colourful pieces using your leftover acrylic house paints. Paint your own pottery. There are many choices when it comes to pottery, including mugs, plates, bowls, vases and much more. Shops where you paint your own pottery are increasingly popular but if you have leftover acrylic paint at home, you won’t even need to leave the house to do it. Tap into your creative side and make bright, colourful pieces. Let your kids use the leftover paint to add some pizzaz to a pair of shoes! Your kids will love to add some colourful designs to a pair of plain white trainers and it’s a great activity for a rainy day or a family night in. Create Christmas ornaments. The holiday season is upon us and leftover acrylic house paint can be used to paint beautiful ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree for many years to come! Paint flowerpots and other garden decorations. Spruce up your garden and make it more colourful by using your acrylic paints to enhance your garden’s beauty. As you can see, there are many fun and creative ideas for which you can use acrylic paints. If you have any questions about acrylic house paint, please contact Warrior Paints today. We look forward to hearing from...

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With a few simple tricks, you can use internet marketing to help sell more paint

You may not think that the internet is the best place to sell paint, but people shop online for almost every item conceivable these days – from shower curtains to university textbooks and yes, even paints! Internet marketing can seem like a vague term for those who aren’t familiar with it, so here are some internet marketing tips that can help you reach a wider audience and sell more paint. Know which keywords your target audience is searching for Are people typing ‘paint in South Africa’ into a search engine? What about ‘best paint near Johannesburg’ or ‘best paint brands’? If you don’t know what people are searching for, you won’t know what keywords to include in your website copy. Once you have a list of search phrases, incorporate them throughout the text on your website and improve your search engine ranking. Keep your content fresh and relevant This isn’t to say you should change your website every week, but have a ‘News’ or ‘Our Blog’ section where you can post industry news, company announcements and general information about paint. A website that is regularly updated tells people that there’s a human behind the site and it gives the impression that you’re a go-to source for industry knowledge. Link your social media pages to your website There’s no denying that social media is a huge part of internet marketing and people use social media to find information about almost every topic imaginable. Just like your website, your social media pages should be updated regularly and contain links to your paint website. Alternatively, make sure links to your social media pages are clearly displayed on your website. For more information about how to use internet marketing to sell paint, contact Warrior Paints...

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