High gloss interior house paint vs. matte finishes

After you’ve found the perfect colour for your home’s interior, you need to decide which finish you are going to use. Many people opt for matte finishes because they are concerned about the glare high gloss finishes can create. This train of thought isn’t necessarily wrong, but the effect of gloss interior paint is more complex. What a matte finish does is eliminates glare from any angle, but many times a paint colour would actually look more rich and vibrant with a gloss finish. Matte paint, also called ‘flat finish’ paint, has a number of benefits which could make it the ideal solution for certain homes. If for example, there are uneven surfaces or bumps you want to draw focus away from, then matte paint finishes will get the job done. Another thing to keep in mind is that certain matte finishes aren’t as long-lasting as their gloss counterparts. Make sure you talk to the paint manufacturer to find out about the correct cleaning methods so that you don’t wear down your paint. A gloss finish will often be more durable and easier to clean. The drawback of using a gloss finish is that it will draw attention to any flaws you would rather want to camouflage on your wall. Unsure about the best interior house paint solution? Contact Warrior Paints and one of our helpful consultants will be able to talk you through your...

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Painting tips: How to apply paint over a dark colour

From time to time, you may encounter the problem of having a deep shade or dark colour on a wall that you want to lighten. Whether you want to lighten the colour by only a few shades or use a completely different (lighter) colour, realise that you will probably need quite a few coats of paint in order to reverse the dark colour effect on the wall. One of the best ways to deal with this problem is by contacting Warrior Paints for a thick emulsion, strong base coat. A strong paint, with a good amount of pigmentation in it, will be able to obliterate the dark colour on your wall. A base coat of paint will enable you to put the lighter shade of paint over the dark shade very quickly, thereby reducing the number of coats you will need. A good piece of advice for painting large areas of wall is to firstly paint around the corners. This will give you the ability to paint with a roller without the risk of going over the edges or painting onto an adjacent wall. When using a roller, paint right onto the edge to avoid the light line which forms near the end of a wall. At Warrior Paints, we have a team of helpful, friendly consultants who can guide you through the entire painting process. Whether you need advice about paint colours, application methods or paint tools, we will be able to help you. Contact Warrior Paints for all your painting needs...

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