Be inspired by Christmas! Home painting tips for a festive look

If you love Christmas time and are looking for painting tips to get you in the festive mood, Warrior Paints has some handy advice you should read before embarking on your painting project! When you’ve got leftover house paint there are plenty of ways to put it to creative use, such as painting Christmas tree ornaments, painting greeting cards for family and friends, painting mugs, bowls, jars and much more. A homemade painted gift is a meaningful way to show someone you care about them. Are you tackling a bigger paint job this Christmas, such as painting your walls or the exterior of your house? Here are some painting tips for you: Make sure you properly prepare for your paint job. This includes removing everything from the room, cleaning the walls and removing any existing loose powdery and peeling paint. If you’re painting a light coloured paint onto dark walls, first paint the walls with a stain blocker as this eliminates bleed through of the darker colour and requires fewer coats of paint. Use the correct type of paintbrush or roller. If you aren’t sure, the expert team at Warrior Paints will be happy to assist you in choosing the right tools! Protect your floors by putting down plastic and put painter’s tape around the edges. Warrior Paints has a wide range of paint colours for you to choose from and if you’re looking for Christmas colours, we’ve got exactly what you’re looking for. Simply stop by one of our locations today and you’ll find everything you need including paint, paintbrushes, rollers, preparation equipment and more. For more information about Warrior Paints or to get more handy painting tips from our staff, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from...

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It all begins when you buy paint – how to make your new house yours!

If you’re a new homeowner then firstly, congratulations! Secondly, it’s time to buy paint! Deciding on paint colours for your walls may seem like an easy task at first but you’ll quickly find that there are thousands of choices and coming to a final decision can be tough. Warrior Paints has a few tips and tricks to help the decision making process a bit easier and our team of experts is always here to assist you and answer any questions. Important things to consider when buying paint: Certain colours give off certain moods. Warm colours like red, orange and yellow create a welcoming sense of warmth while darker colours can make your rooms appear smaller. Decide what you want each room to “feel” like and choose the colour that conveys that feeling. Make note of the items that are already in the room such as furniture, floors, carpets, rugs, artwork and other items. You don’t want to choose a colour that clashes with the items that are already there; rather, you want a colour that compliments them and pulls the room together. If you are buying paint for the exterior of your home, take into account the colour of your roof, your driveway and any other structures such as a patio or porch. Buying paint may feel like an overwhelming task but once you have a general idea of what you want, the possibilities are endless. Whether you know the exact shades you’re looking for or you need some assistance, come to Warrior Paints and consult with our professionals. We’re always happy to provide assistance and give advice. If you want more information before you buy paint, please feel free to contact Warrior Paints today. We look forward to hearing from...

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How to use internet marketing to boost your paint business

So you want to draw more traffic to your website and sell more paint, but you aren’t sure where to start. The term ‘internet marketing’ encompasses many strategies, tactics and methods to help your website stand out amongst the competition and if you think it’s confusing then start with the basics. Internet marketing tips to help boost your business: Evaluate your website. Does your website have a clear call to action? Is the content relevant, current and attention-grabbing? Does it contain keywords that your target markets are searching for? Google Analytics allows you to gague your website’s traffic, see where the traffic is coming from and measures conversions and sales. Make your SEO smarter. Getting your website a high search engine ranking involves a combination of discovering which keywords you need to use, creating content around these keywords and refreshing this content on a regular basis. Don’t forget e-mail marketing. You may not think that a e-newsletter is the best way to communicate regarding your paint business, but e-newsletters that contain discounts, company announcements, new product announcements and other industry information can be beneficial. Go easy on the e-mails, however, and don’t send them too frequently. Don’t neglect social media. Social media is everywhere and it’s impossible to avoid it. Be sure that you have links to all of your social media pages on your main website and vice versa – link to your main website on all of your social media pages. And don’t forget to update your social media pages rather than letting the accounts sit stagnant. With internet marketing consistency is key. It’s all about finding the right keywords and keyphrases, incorporating them into a smartly-designed website and cultivating a social media presence. Using these tips you’ll see that it is possible to sell more...

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