How to remove wallpaper before using luxury house paints

Do you want to give your home a makeover this season? Luxury house paints are available in an incredible selection of colours and are the easiest way to give your room a stylish new look! Warrior Paints provides you tips on how to remove old wallpaper and prepare the surface for painting, so follow our painting tips for a smoother finish. A walkthrough to remove old wallpaper First off, mentally prepare yourself that this is not a quick job and give yourself at least a full weekend to complete it. Next, using masking tape and plastic, cover all the floors, woodwork and electric sockets to ensure a watertight seal that will protect these from the water and gel that will be used in the subsequent steps. For further protection, cover these with towels for better absorption. Once this is done, begin tearing the wallpaper off the wall, starting at a corner near the ceiling or floor. Use a putty knife for the stubborn sections that do not come off by hand. In the next step, apply hot water to the backing that remains on the wall with the help of a sponge or floor mop. Leave this on for 15 to 20 minutes until the backing has completely absorbed the water and has become almost paste-like. Next, with the help of a metal spatula or putty knife, begin to gently scrape off the backing. Applying too much pressure at this stage can damage or gouge the walls. On sections that cannot be scraped off, apply an ample amount of gel stripper for a period of 15 to 20 minutes, after which you should be able to easily scrape it off. Finally, rinse your wall with water until you feel that it is completely smooth. Any cracks and holes in the plaster can be filled as soon as the wall is dry. Once these repairs are dry, gently sand the filler down to ensure the wall is smooth. Your wall is now ready for the application of a primer and your choice of luxury house paint! Contact us today for more painting tips and...

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Internet marketing: Using Youtube tutorials to sell more paint

There are so many options available to you when you elect to use internet marketing to maximise your business. Using Youtube to create tutorials, for example, is an excellent way to sell more paint as it has a wide range of benefits and uses for business that compliment other methods of marketing and communication. Using Youtube tutorials, is a good way to educate customers about your business whilst promoting your products and creating awareness at the same time. By creating tutorials, whereby you explain the process of how colours are mixed and produced in the factory, or even offering advice on colours and painting techniques, you guarantee potential customers will remember you and be more likely to use your products and services. Benefits of Youtube tutorials Showcase your products. This allows customers to see exactly what your products are capable of in a live setting. Community. By creating a following, you can use Youtube to engage with your customers and create a sense of community. Brand identity. Youtube tutorials allow you to give your brand unique personality. Reputation. Tutorials will help cement your business as an expert in the field. Problem solving. Videos are an excellent way of addressing customer queries and problems directly on a larger scale. By making correct and efficient use of internet marketing, you have an excellent forum to showcase your products and services in multiple ways, as well as having a guaranteed way of selling more paint. For more information on paint and paint products, contact Warrior Paints...

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What is the best time of year to paint a house?

As painting a home can be a laborious and expensive task – and choosing the appropriate time of year to do so is just as important as choosing the right house paint! Humidity, extreme temperatures and forceful winds can drastically affect the durability of the job. Warrior Paints gives you an insight on the right time of year to take on this project with valuable painting tips. Summer, Spring, Winter or Autumn? Summer: Summertime is usually when most homeowners decide to paint the exterior of their homes. If you are facing extreme temperatures and humidity, however, this may damage your paint materials as well as prevent the paint from adhering to the surface of the home. In locations that enjoy mild, rain-free summers, you have a great opportunity to get the best results! Spring: This season is perfect for most parts of South Africa as the temperatures are not too hot or too cold. Usually, after a harsh winter, the existing paint job of your home has been drastically affected by high moisture levels (for example, if you are in the Cape) or dry, harsh temperatures (like those in the highveld). Spring offers you the chance to fix up any wear-and-tear during mild temperatures, getting you great results before the heat or rain of summer sets in. Winter: While winter may be a great time for interior painting, exterior painting is not recommended during these months, as the paint may not cure due to extreme cold temperatures as well as seasonal rain. Autumn: This season can be a good time to paint the exterior of your home if you are in a location that does not have high humidity and rainfall. Another thing to keep in mind during this season is the constant shedding of trees. But if your home is well sheltered, go ahead and paint away! Thus, depending on your location, temperatures and humidity levels, there us always a perfect season to begin your house painting job. We hope these painting tips from Warrior Paints were helpful. Contact us today for a...

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