How to Prepare Your Home for Exterior House Painting

How to Prepare Your Home for Exterior House Painting

Preparing your home for exterior house painting can be an overwhelming task. If you prepare yourself with the right tools, however, it can be a fun and rewarding experience. We have some tips to prepare your home for an exterior house paint job and tips to help you make your home painting project look professional: Tips for Exterior House Painting  There are some important things to keep in mind while you plan your house-painting project. Take Consideration Of The Weather: Make sure to check the weather and make sure that it is not a too cold day or that there is too much rainy weather on the day you want to paint. Exterior house paint should not be in direct contact with sunlight, as it will cause the paint to blister. Start with the shady areas first if there is a lot of direct sunlight. Choose The Correct Paint: The exterior surface is an important consideration when choosing a paint colour, as different surfaces need different preparations. All surfaces need to be cleaned and left to dry completely. Old paint needs to be removed before new paint is applied. Choosing A Paint Colour: Keep it simple when choosing exterior house paint if you want to achieve a professional look. Stick with neutral and natural colours such as pastel shades of grey or brown. Use an undercoat before painting and always use a primer to seal any places where the bare wood is exposed. Make sure the coats of paint are completely dry before adding another coat. Have The Correct Tools On Standby: Make sure that the tools you use match the type of paint you are using, so that they will give you the texture you desire. Items that will come in handy include things such as razor blades and cloths to remove old paint. Keep a good steady ladder on standby for higher areas. Protect Your Lawn Gnomes: Cover up the areas in your garden that paint might spill on, such as your lawn gnomes and decorations. Do not forget to move or protect those precious plants and flowers in your garden too! Warrior Paints has a fantastic colour range of exterior house paint that goes hand-in-hand with our colour matching expertise. For more information and painting tips for your house painting project, contact us...

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Everything You Need To Know About Low VOC Paint

Everything You Need To Know About Low VOC Paint

Being health conscious is important if you want to live a long, healthy life. Making sure the air in the environment you live and breathe in is “clean” and of good quality is essential so as to help you to avoid medical diseases. When you choose a paint colour, it is recommended that you choose a VOC paint, which has less VOC, as VOC contains volatile organic compounds and deadly chemicals. Whether you need interior house paint or exterior house paint, low VOC paint is a safer option for not only your health, but also for the health of your loved ones. What Is Low VOC Paint? VOC is defined as Volatile Organic Compounds. VOC paint is hazardous to both your health and the environment and can cause diseases over time. Some of the health problems, which may be associated with VOCs, are: Respiratory diseases, Allergies, and Immune system disorders. Low VOC paints are paints that contain volatile organic compounds at low levels. The paint is made from natural products such as chalk, pine trees, milk proteins, mineral oils and clay. It is a safer and more effective form of house painting. These paints are also safer for children and pregnant women who are prone to respiratory disease or those with weakened immune systems. House Painting With Low VOC Paint Low VOC paint is available as a substitute for VOC paint found in luxury house paint. They are water-soluble, less caustic and are less toxic than heavy VOC paint. It is paint that will not only not harm your family, but it is also a worthwhile painting solution as low VOC paint offers the same high-quality coverage as high VOC acrylic paint. Choosing a low VOC paint is the smart decision to help you protect your family from the potential health risks associated with the constant exposure to VOC paint. This is also useful for buildings such as schools and hospitals, which are meant to be a safe environment for children and people with compromised immune systems. Just as regular paint, it comes in many colours. Warrior Paints has a fantastic colour range of VOC paint together with our colour matching expertise. For more information and painting tips for your house painting, contact us...

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Painting Tips: Why Is My Wall Paint Blistering And Bubbling?

Painting Tips: Why Is My Wall Paint Blistering And Bubbling?

Painting a new house or a building is an important part of making a room look comfortable and welcoming. House painting does not always go the way you plan, and paint can blister and crack over time if you do not use the correct interior house paint or painting procedure. Whether you are doing house painting or painting a building, we have painting tips to fix the blistering and bubbling. Why Is My Wall Paint Blistering And Bubbling? The most common reasons for paint peeling are: The presence of moisture in the wall, or The use of inferior quality paint. Blistering and bubbling are caused by the eventual loss of adhesion in the paint components. When the paint is applied to a wet surface or to a warm surface, it loses adhesion resulting in the formation of blisters or bubbles. Ways To Fix Paint Blistering And Bubbling Some of the ways in which one can deal with the problem include: Preparing the surface adequately, and Using an exhaust fan to ventilate and dry out the area. If blistering affected the dry walls, the moisture problem should be treated first. The paint should not be applied in direct sunlight because it causes excessive heating. The best way to deal with blistering paint is to scrape or sand off the walls to smooth out the hard edges and then to repaint the walls. Choosing A Paint Colour And Type Of Paint It is important to find an interior house paint or acrylic paint that matches the original colour of the wall. If the spot is too large, you can opt to change the entire wall or ceiling with a new paint and colour that is designed to fit the room. Paints are designed as a system that usually consists of a primer, an undercoat and a topcoat. It is essential to follow the correct painting procedures and to hire a professional when painting your home to avoid further blistering and bubbling. Make sure to allow any concrete to dry out before you remove loose paint and dirt. Using a complete paint system, primer or sealer will add an extra layer of paint and will ensure that the paint is sealed and covered well. Warrior Paints not only has a fantastic colour range, we also have the colour matching expertise to match. For more information and painting tips for your house painting projects, contact us...

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Can You Paint Your Home’s Exterior Brick Walls?

Can You Paint Your Home’s Exterior Brick Walls?

As new homes are designed and built over the decades, certain looks and styles become outdated and old-fashioned. Brick faced walls are seen as an antiquated look by many people. If you are one of the people who is looking for ways to revive their face brick wall, the good news is that it can be done. However, there are certain things you will have to keep in mind in order to make an informed decision about whether this is the right route to follow for your home. Benefits The benefit of painting a face brick house is that it can have a dramatic effect at a relatively low cost. If you have brown or yellow brick exterior walls, a dark colour such as grey or a classical colour like white can completely change the look and feel of your home. Drawbacks The drawback that you need to keep in mind is that taking the step of painting the exterior brick is permanent. Much like a tattoo, reversing the effect after it has been done can be painful, costly, and it will not ever be restored to its former glory. Therefore, you have to be absolutely sure about taking this leap as well as the colour you have chosen. If you want to try to visualise what the result will be before you take the plunge and buy the paint, you can take a photo of your house and use an online paint tool to get a feel for what the result will be. Another aspect to keep in mind is how you will keep your painted brick house clean. Painted bricks will show dirt and debris more quickly, so you may need to invest in a power washer so that you can clean your walls periodically (something that you may not have needed to do if you did not paint your brick walls). Warrior Paints offers a variety of exterior paint products. We can guide you on your house-painting project. Contact us for more information...

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Inspirational Tips, Paint Colours and Ideas for Toddlers’ Bedrooms

Inspirational Tips, Paint Colours and Ideas for Toddlers’ Bedrooms

Are you looking for painting tips to turn your youngster’s room into a fantasy land that they will love to spend time in? Coming up with a great colour scheme for your son or daughter’s room is a fun experience because the playful nature of children allows you to have more creative freedom. If your child is an energetic little bundle, you can inject his or her bubbly personality into the room with bright, vibrant colours like canary yellow, lime green or Wimpy ketchup red. If your child is of a quieter nature, you can opt for a calm or sweet colour combination such as a light blue or a soft pink. Before you decide on the paint colours that you will use for your child’s bedroom, you first need to decide whether the room will be themed or not. Some themes that you may want to consider include: Outer Space, Underwater, Magical Forest, Jungle, Princess Towers and Fairies, and many more. Your child’s interests can help you decide whether a theme is the way to go. If the theme is based on a popular movie, you need to realise that this fad could pass and the room may quickly become outdated or ‘too young’ in your child’s eyes. It is better to stick to universal themes that are not related to the popularity of a current book or movie. You can also decide how outrageous or subtle you want the theme to be. More outrageous themed kids’ rooms will require more paint and more colour shades, tones and hues in order to bring the theme to life in the space. Your child’s age can also help you determine which route to take when decorating and painting their bedroom. The older the child, the more input they should have in how their room will be decorated. Whether you want a nautical bedroom theme, a rustic theme that mimics the rest of your home’s décor, or something completely outrageous, Warrior Paints can help you choose a paint colour. Contact us for high-quality interior house paint...

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