Timeless home décor tips

Redecorating your home can be a tricky task because when you’re dealing with home décor, what’s in today could be out tomorrow, leaving you with hundreds of hard earned Rand and plenty of hard work down the drain. The best way to keep your home looking fresh is to choose something timeless- like a basic colour scheme with high quality paint. Putting your own spin on tried and tested colour pallets that never go out of style is an easy way to keep your home looking like it’s ready to grace the front cover of any home décor magazine. When you choose a classic paint colour, redecorating becomes a breeze because all that is required when you feel your home needs updating is slight adjustments to the moveable elements, leaving you free to do virtually anything you want. Follow this guide on the best tried and tested paint colours for home décor.   Five paint colours that never go out of style When people hear the word ‘timeless’ they often think plain, dull and boring. Timeless doesn’t mean you need to shy away from colour, it’s all in the shade you choose and how you accent it. Blue. This is an ideal colour to use in areas of relaxation such as bedrooms. A light, sky blue with the subtlest sage undertone creates a calming environment that can be easily accented with a multitude of colours and elements. To make the blue pop, you can accent with bright colours such as yellow or orange, or if you prefer to keep to the peaceful feel, muted tones such as grey and white look lovely against the blue backdrop. Green. This is another timeless colour as it comes straight from nature. We associate green with beauty and growth and a soft mint green or even a darker shade of olive green is great in spaces such as studies or even kitchens, as it can be easily accented with wooden furniture and earthy tones. Red. This is a colour that tends to scare people with its boldness, but when used correctly a pure, fire engine red is the perfect colour for warm living areas. Red creates a chic, modern look when used in a room- especially when you use luxury paint– and this look can be carried forward into dark leather furniture and chrome finishes or even pure white for a truly glamorous look. Yellow. Another colour that strikes fear into the hearts of homeowners, the beauty of yellow is often overlooked but is a great and timeless addition to any home. Yellow is a great way to add light and warmth to a room which makes it perfect for kitchens and dining areas. Choose a yellow that looks almost beige on your colour swatch and you will have the perfect shade to last a lifetime. Black. To create a feel of elegance that looks great against any other colour, black is the way to go. Black walls create a sense of sophistication and can be accessorised easily with any other colour. Crisp white trimmings are a great contrast for that classic ‘Old Hollywood’ feel. At Warrior Paints, we guarantee we have the perfect paint colour for you. Our selection of paint and paint products is perfect to help you get the timeless...

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Ten must – know tips for DIY outdoor painting

Performing a DIY outdoor painting job requires a great deal of knowledge and patience. Outdoor painting comes with a host of potential catastrophes and the last thing you need is for the exterior of your home to look messy and unkempt especially since this is the part everyone can see. Whether you are simply looking for advice on choosing the right paint colour, or unsure about the correct way to store leftover paint, following these expert tips on DIY outdoor painting is guaranteed to make the job a breeze and leave the outside of your home looking as good as the day you first purchased it. Ten DIY painting tips Paint storage. You never know when your wall will need touching up and finding the right colour again could be a nightmare. When you store your leftover paint, seal the can with plastic wrap, spray it with cooking oil and tightly seal the lid before turning the can upside down. This creates a brand new seal preventing air from getting into the can. Floor painting. If you are painting floors, it is a good idea to add sand to the paint. This creates grit and a non-slip texture for the sake of safety. Technique. People often get their painting technique wrong. When you begin painting your walls, start on the top to prevent streaking. Always remember to work from top to bottom and not the other way around. Combine your paint. Even if you buy four cans of the same colour, you may find slight tonal differences from can to can. It is best to combine all your cans of paint in one larger container to ensure a uniform colour for the entire wall. Preventing rot. No matter how well you paint, it cannot disguise or prevent siding or cladding rot. By sliding aluminium wedges between your wall and the cladding, you allow air to circulate which prevents rot and will uphold the quality of the paint job. Quality paint. When choosing outdoor paint for your home, quality is crucial as your paint needs to be able to withstand the elements. Sometimes paying a little extra is better in the long run. Primer. This is a crucial step in the painting process that is too often overlooked. Primer offers better paint adhesion and will help the paint last longer and resist cracks. Use an oil based primer for best results. Best time to paint. Outdoor painting cannot be done without taking the elements into consideration. Paint needs time to dry and cure, so pick your time wisely or risk having all your hard work undone. Wood painting. Before you paint wood, it is important to sand and wash the surface so the paint can adhere properly. Rotten cladding. Paint does not stick to rotten cladding, so before you even attempt to paint, make sure you scrape away the bad wood and use a wood petrifier to harden the surface. Get more expert painting tips from the experienced and knowledgeable staff at Warrior Paints. We have the widest selection of paints and paint products to suit your needs, whether you are painting indoors or outdoors. For more information, contact Warrior Paints...

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