Choosing the right shade of white – Inspirational painting tips

While some painting tips articles are focused on techniques and tools, the team at Warrior Paints likes to answer questions many people struggle with when they want to make simple, yet practical and effective improvements in and around their home. One question we get asked a lot is “what shade of white should I choose for my home”? White may seem like a generic colour, but as soon as you start searching for interior house paint you will find there are many different varieties. From snow white and egg shell white to frosted whites and ivory whites – the difference might be small when comparing them to each other, but it can have a relatively big effect on the look and feel of your rooms. Paints are mixed with different colour undertones and the various shades of white can be mixed with red, blue, yellow and even green undertones. Ask your paint supplier to show you different white colours that have been mixed with these undertones. Take stock of everything that is in the room you will be painting such as portraits, furniture and flooring materials. If the room is filled with warm-coloured undertones, such as red bedding and orange curtains, then you should opt for a white that has been mixed with cooler undertones, such as blue. Rooms filled with neutral coloured furniture, such as bamboo or leather should be painted with whites that were mixed with warmer undertones. Need help choosing the perfect luxury house paint? Then contact Warrior Paints...

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How to choose exterior house paint that hand handle South African sun, sea and rain

South Africa’s climate can be harsh. Depending on where you live, your home could be exposed to piping hot sun, flash floods and hail – sometimes all in one week. The exterior house paint you choose for your home needs to withstand these elements. It’s common for people to disregard the influence of weather on their paint jobs, but bad weather can ruin your paint job before you get started, while you are painting as well as after the paint job is done. Similarly, the time of you year you paint will also impact the type of paint you choose (you could struggle to get your paint to dry properly during very cold weather, for example). If you’re painting during the heat of the summer, the paint could dry very quickly and leave unsightly lap marks on your walls. Living in Port Elizabeth, or other windy areas, can sometimes be problematic, as the wind could cause dirt to blow onto your walls before the paint has dried. When homeowners consider an exterior paint job, they’re usually looking for a high quality paint that won’t crack and leave marks after a few years. There are, however, other things that can occur without being noticed immediately, such as exterior paint fading over time, becoming chalky due to exposure to the sun or the paint simply losing its original glow. If you’re looking for house paints that can withstand South African weather, then visit a Warrior Paints branch near you. Contact us for more information...

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