A Warning: Why Avoid Using Lead Containing House Paint

House paint that contains lead is not commonly used in South Africa, with only a few cases being reported of homes that still use the harmful substance. Lead based paint is dangerous and should not be used in domestic settings where it exposes residents to its harmful effects. At Warrior Paints, we believe that house painting should be done using high quality paints that do not contain any harmful materials. Some of the reasons we advise against using lead house paint are: Damaged lead paint can be hazardous – Although well maintained lead paint is safe and can be used as interior house paint, it becomes unsafe when it starts to peel from the wall exposing residents to its harmful effects. Therefore, it is better use alternatives such as acrylic paint that is safe whether in good condition or damaged. Lead paint gets easily disturbed – When lead paint is applied on surfaces such as windows or railings, it can start flaking off because of the friction caused whenever they come into contact with people. The flakes can be consumed by children unknowingly or even contaminate adjacent soil if it is used as exterior house paint. It is important to go beyond finding the right colour of paint for your home and ensure that you buy only those that are safe. Lead paint can cause a lot of damage to the body system and if detected late, it can even be fatal. It is therefore important to test your paint before applying it to the walls on your home to ensure that they contain no traces of lead. One of the painting tips we always give our customers to help them avoid buying lead based paint, is to buy their paint from reliable suppliers. The supplier should be known to only sell safe products used in newly constructed homes and those undergoing renovation as well. For more on products that contain lead, contact our team today so that you can get recent and factual information while learning more about our painting products as...

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How to Remove Wallpaper before Applying Interior House Paint

The decision to remove wallpaper and replace it with interior house paint is the right step towards giving your wall a fresh look. Even so, you will have to first remove the existing wallpaper carefully so that the wall does not damage the house paint on which it was stuck on. At Warrior Paints, we believe that house painting can only be done when the wallpaper removal is done in the right way. Here are some tips to make this activity much easier for you. First, you will need to prepare the room from which the wall paper is to be removed by taking away any wall hangings and decorative objects. You may also have to move furniture to another room and cover any remaining fixtures. To ensure that the mess from the walls does not get to the floor, place and tape towels besides the base boards in the room. Second, if the wall has been covered with strippable wallpaper, you will need to search for a seam on the wall, usually at the bottom part and pry its edge so that it pulls away. Grab the corner of the wallpaper strip and pull it further away so that the corners are free. Next, hold the edges at the bottom using your hands so that you can pull the entire strip from the wall. Finally, sand the wall and apply high quality primer in readiness for painting in your preferred colour or even type, which may be the popular acrylic paint. Choosing a paint colour is made easy when you consider the advice given by our experts as they are able to help you tell between interior and exterior house paint while providing other vital information to assist you in the painting job. If you are looking for the best painting tips and high quality paint that make it easier to change the look of a room after wallpaper removal, we are the best people to consult. Make the decision to contact Warrior Paints today to order paint and ask for assistance on any related...

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