Three inspirational painting tips and ideas to make your hallway a focus point

Hallways can easily become bland, unappealing areas of a home. The team at Warrior Paints has come up with three painting tips you can use to make your hallway a focus point: Erase the tunnel effect of long hallways In South Africa, many homes are large, single-story homes. This can inherently lead to a number of long hallways and as any avid decorator will know, this can create an unwanted ‘tunnel’ effect. In order to erase the tunnel effect, consider painting one side of the hallway a different colour. Not only does this erase the tunnel effect, but it will make the hallway appear wider. If you have chosen a beige colour, for example, consider going a few shades light for one side of the hallway and a darker shade for the opposite side. Paint the end of the hallway a different colour Another great tip is to paint the end of the hallway in a completely unique, stand-out colour. The unique colour at the end of the hallway provides direction and interest. Lighten dark areas If a part of the hallway is in a dark area, lighten the effect by choosing a paint that is a few shades lighter than the rest of the house or the rest of the hallway. Make sure you’re using top quality, industry leading paint in order to get the job done. Warrior Paints offers a wide variety of interior decorating paints that you can use to give your home, hallway or rooms a facelift. Contact us for more information...

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How to get the vintage look with luxury house paint

A popular trend in the interior decorating industry is to give a home a vintage look. Vintage is not only unique and artsy, but it’s also elegant and sophisticated and can easily compliment antique furniture within a home. One way to get the vintage look with luxury house paint is to use a technique called ‘ragging’. What you will need: Glaze colour A paint pan A paint roller Your base paint colour Make sure the glaze colour and base paint colour complement each other (for example, match a light beige with caramel or a camel-type colour). Your first step is to carefully roll the glaze paint onto the wall, taking particular care to roll the paint as evenly as possible. Try to do 3m sections at a time, starting from the ceiling and working your way down to the floor. This technique works well when there’s more than one person so that one person can focus on doing the glazing and the other can get started with the ragging. Take a 100% cotton piece of fabric for the ragging process (you can also use different materials such as velvet or t-shirt material in order to create a different effect). Roll the fabric into a small ball and dab onto the glaze. A good tip is to change your hand positioning throughout the dabbing process so that you don’t get the exact same imprint everywhere. The final layer of paint will add richness to the vintage effect on your wall. Need luxury house paint for your home? Contact Warrior Paints...

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