How Often Should You Paint the Outside of Your Home?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Exterior house paint, House Paint, Paint Advice, paints | 0 comments

Knowing that most exterior house paint can be expensive, especially if you buy the quality variants that are sure to last longer, one of the most common questions that home owners ask us is how often they should be treating the exterior portion of their home to a new lick of paint? We provide you with answers below. The Average Time Generally, it is recommended that you apply new exterior house paint to your walls at least every 7 years. However, sometimes it may be required a lot sooner, such as every 3 years. Ultimately, the frequency necessary will depend on a variety of factors including the following: The Quality of Paint You Use: As mentioned, when it comes to house painting, the quality of the paint you use has a direct and powerful effect on its overall longevity. Therefore, if you went with a cheaper alternative, the chances are quite high that you will need to repaint a lot sooner than expected. The Weather in Your Area: You will likely have to paint the exterior of your home more often if you live in an area with high levels of humidity or high rainfall, as this excess moisture will usually lead to accelerated cracking and peeling. Extremely hot weather may also result in the paint bubbling over time. How You Prep: Sufficient preparation of the surface area on which you intend to paint is just as important as the type of exterior house paint you use! A quality primer can truly work wonders when it comes to enhancing the lifespan of your work. Are you looking for advice on the type of exterior house paint to buy? Perhaps you are looking to invest in a few handy house painting tools? Or maybe you simply need advice choosing a paint colour? Whatever your needs may be, you can always turn to the Warrior Paints team for hands-on assistance and South Africa’s best painting products. Call us or pay us a visit today to learn...

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3 Painting Tips to Prevent Mess, Mishaps and More!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in House Paint, Paint Advice, Paint Supplies, paints | 0 comments

From accidental drips to unfortunate spills, painting a room can often be a messy business! Luckily, with the help of these three painting tips from the team at Warrior Paints, it definitely doesn’t have to be… Aluminium Foil is Your Friend One of the best things to have on hand when house painting is aluminium foil as it can be used to prevent plenty of the un-pleasantries often associated with the process. First of all, if you’re not keen on having to wash out your roller pan every day, simply line it with aluminium foil before filling it with paint. You can also use it to protect door knobs when painting on doors – just wrap it snugly all around them and VOILA! Grab a Bucket A 19 litre bucket will do the trick when house painting with the help of a ladder. Simply place your can of paint and brush inside the bucket and use paint-can hooks to hang them. There’ll also be plenty of room in the bucket for your rags, putty knife and paint scraper, making it much easier to avoid messy paint spills. Use Some Masking Tape One of the most common painting tips is to use masking tape to avoid painting over areas that you want to keep clean. However, it can also be used to stop paint from getting into the groove at the top of your paint can. It’s less messy, and you’ll be saving paint in the process. When it comes to interior house paint, very drop counts! Are you searching for more helpful painting tips? Perhaps you need assistance when it comes to choosing a paint colour or finding the right acrylic paint for your project? Whatever your needs, you can count on Warrior Paints to lend a helping hand. Contact us today for more...

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5 perfect paint colours for kitchens

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Custom paint, Paint Advice, paints | 0 comments

Just because it’s a functional room, it doesn’t mean that the kitchen can’t make a style statement. Actually, for many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home so choosing paint colours that suit your personality and reflect your decor style is important. Traditionally, kitchen decor has always centred around warm earthy tones and wood finishes. If you really want something different however, painting the walls and cabinets in bright, bold colours can look incredible. Here are just a few of our favourite house painting colours for modern kitchens: Traffic stopping red Nothing says wow like bright red. Depending on the rest of your decor and kitchen accessories, red in the kitchen can create any feeling from Parisian chic to ultra-modern. Electric blue Luxury house paint in bright shades of royal and electric blue are clean and contemporary without being clinical. Blue, no matter what the shade, is also calming and comforting if you want to create serenity in your kitchen. Emerald and mint As the colour of nature, green is a popular choice for kitchens. The modern update however calls for bright, fresh colours such as mint and emerald. When choosing a paint colour, avoid earthy greens as these can look dowdy and old fashioned. Sunshine yellow The warmth of yellow lends itself to traditional kitchen decor. Choosing bright yellows over muted shades makes for a more modern look. Tips for tiny kitchens If your kitchen is more of a nook than a room in its own right, bright paint colours can be very overwhelming. Consider using colour as an accent – such as to paint the back panels of open shelves or glass fronted cabinets. The same applies if you are nervous of taking the plunge with colour. Bright colour accents are a way to update kitchen decor without too much risk. If your kitchen is open plan, choose a paint colour that ties in with the decor in the main room to ensure continuity. Warrior Paints stocks a wide variety of luxury interior paint. For more information, please contact us...

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How house paint can help make small rooms feel larger

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Custom paint, Eco-friendly Paints, House Paint, paints | 0 comments

Many people are living in small spaces these days, but the problem with tiny rooms is that they often feel cluttered and closed in. Updating your house paint is not only an easy way of reinventing your decor, it can also be used to make small rooms appear larger. Take note of these house painting tips for making small rooms feel more spacious: White on white White will always be the number one interior house paint colour for making a room appear larger, as it creates the illusion of light and disperses shadows in small spaces. Painting finishes such as window frames and doors in gloss white acrylic paint enhances the effect, and is also stylish and modern. Soft and bright If all white is too minimal for you, then light, bright colours are your next best bet. Note that the key word is bright and not bold, as you want to create light and not overwhelm with too much colour. Good shades are soft pastels in green, blue or rose; or light citrus colours such as lemon yellow. If you want to include bolder colours in your decor, bring these into your accessories as accents – but don’t use them on the walls in a small space. Monochrome walls and trim When house painting, many people are tempted to paint trim in white and walls in colour to create a striking effect. However, too much contrast between the walls, window frames and mouldings visually breaks up a room and makes it seem smaller. When everything is the same colour however, the walls and trim recede, which in turn makes a room feel larger. Use good quality paint The quality of the house paint that you use also makes a difference when it comes to making small rooms feel bigger. Poor quality paint can leave a chalky, uneven finish that is very obvious in small spaces. Luxury house paints may cost a little more, but the end result is a far superior, smooth and even finish. Warrior Paints stocks a wide variety of interior and exterior house paint. For more information, please contact us...

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Painting Tips for Refreshing Your Home on A Budget

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Custom paint, Interior painting, Paint Advice, Paint Supplies, paints | 0 comments

Looking for helpful painting tips in terms of sticking to your budget? Refreshing your home with a new lick of paint doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise. Here are money-saving suggestions from the experts to keep in mind: Store Your Brushes and Rollers in a Plastic Packet in the Fridge You can save a lot of interior house paint by ensuring that your brushes and rollers don’t dry out. Keep them moist by storing them in a plastic packet and keeping it in the fridge. If you don’t plan on resuming the paint job for a couple of days, you can even pop the packet into the freezer. Invest in Primer Yes, it may cost you a little extra to start off with, but it will save you hundreds of rands in the long run! Primer helps to ensure that the paint properly adheres to the surface onto which it is applied, and ultimately makes it last longer. You will also need less paint to cover the surface when using a primer as it allows for more even distribution. Buy Quality Paint Once again, it’s going to cost you extra now but will save you plenty in the future. Don’t be tempted to buy cheap acrylic paint. The chances are good that you will have to repaint a lot sooner than you’d hoped to! When your house paint is of a better quality, you will be sure to enjoy it for many years to come. In search of even more house painting tips? Perhaps you need help choosing a paint colour? Whatever your painting requirements, Warrior Paints is the place to be. Contact us today to learn more or to locate a store near...

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Neutral Doesn’t Mean Boring When You’re Choosing Interior House Paint

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Acrylic Paints, Exterior house paint, Paint Advice, Paint Supplies, paints | 0 comments

Most of the time, when people choose interior house paint, they want to find a colour that make a bold statement. However, what they should really be thinking about is choosing a house paint that will best complement each individual room. Sometimes, neutral is better! Here are just a few reasons why neutral colours always make for a great choice: Neutral Colours Draw Attention to Furnishings Think about it – what would you want a guest to notice first? The bright purple colour of your living room walls? Or the stunning new leather couch you just purchased? If you decided on the latter, neutral colours will be sure to work in your favour. Instead of drawing attention away from the different highlights of the room, they will complement and emphasise them. You Will Never Grow Tired of Them Sure, that oxblood red may seem like a good idea now… but how are you going to feel about its boldness in a few months’ time? The great news is that neutral colours never go out of fashion! There’s Even More Opportunity to Get Creative The best part about opting for a neutral interior house paint is the fact that it gives you the chance to get creative with exciting, colourful accents in terms of other aspects of your home. If your walls are neutral, you will be able to invest in a slightly more adventurous rug, carpet or coffee table without overwhelming the room. Are you looking for the best neutral interior house paint in South Africa? Perhaps you need help choosing a paint colour or finding the right acrylic paint? Whatever your needs, Warrior Paints is where you want to be! Contact us today to find out...

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How to choose the right colour exterior house paint

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in House Paint, Interior painting, Paint Advice, Paint Supplies, paints | 0 comments

There’s nothing quite like going with your personal preference to ensure a look you’ll love for years to come. There are, however, a few factors to consider that might just change your mind and influence the final colour you choose for your exterior house paint. Take a look at our painting tips for choosing an exterior house paint colour. Consider your neighbours Your choice of exterior house paint can affect the look of your whole street. Take a drive through your neighbourhood and take note of what colours seem to be popular to ensure a look that will blend in to the overall palette of the area. Consider your environment Do you want your home to blend into the background or to stand out against the environment? If your home is situated against a wild landscape, you might want it to blend in, but if you’re one of many homes in a suburb, perhaps you want to make a statement everyone will notice. Consider your landscaping Take your inspiration from elements that you’re not likely to change, such as stonework, pathways, driveways, and of course the colour of your roof, as you’re not likely to change any of these in a hurry, unless you’re planning a complete overhaul. Your paint colours should tie into these elements, picking up on undertones in a harmonious way. Consider your style Whether your home is a period masterpiece, a modern mansion or somewhere in between, your exterior paint colour should suit the architectural style. Paint experts can help to advise you on colours that will suit the look you’re going for. Consider your palette When it comes to choosing an exterior paint, it’s not as simple as choosing one colour. You’ll also have to consider your accent colour (on doors and shutters) and your trim colour, which goes on window frames, gutters, railing and other trimwork – ideally your trim colour should stand out against your main wall colour, while your accent colours should be just that – bright pops of colour to create interest and effect. Looking for inspiration? Need advice on house painting? With a wide range of paints, including paint primer and acrylic paints, for you to choose from, why not pop in to Warrior Paints today or give us a call for more...

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Painting tips: How to repaint your baseboards and trim

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in House Paint, Luxury paints, Paint Advice, paints | 0 comments

Often overlooked when it comes to interior décor and house painting, your baseboards and trim, those humble strips of wood that sit at the bottom of your walls and around your doors, have the power to transform a room with very little time and effort! Take a look at these painting tips for a quick and easy home makeover: Step 1: Clean. Baseboards and trim seem to have a knack for accumulating dust and dirt, so make sure they’re nice and clean before you even think of applying paint! Step 2: Tape. To stop paint bleeding onto your walls, apply tape along the wall itself, where the wall and baseboard or trim meet. Press it down firmly to make sure there are no bumps or bubbles where paint could creep underneath. Step 3: Cover. Tape plastic sheeting to your floors and make sure they’re flush with the bottom of the baseboards to prevent any paint getting onto your carpets or wooden floors. Step 4: Paint. If you’re simply giving your baseboards and trim a quick refresh and touch-up, then one coat of paint should be enough. Of course, if you’re painting a new colour, you will probably need at least two coats to ensure even coverage. Step 5: Strip. Remove your tape while the paint is still wet. Pull at an angle for best results and perfectly crisp edges. Keep a piece of newspaper nearby to roll the tape onto and then simply bundle the whole lot into the bin for a no fuss, no mess solution. Step 6: Enjoy. Whether you’re going for a crisp, fresh, white trim or you’re tempted to splash out with a bit of colour, sprucing up your baseboards and trim are a quick, easy and cost-effective way to breathe new life into a room! For more painting tips or advice on choosing a paint colour, contact us today! Warrior Paints have a wide range of interior house paint, acrylic paint and luxury house paints for you to choose...

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What does paint primer do?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in House Paint, Interior painting, Paint Advice, paints | 0 comments

When it comes to house painting there’s more to consider than just the paint you use. Prepping your surfaces and applying a quality paint primer are key to ensuring a superior finish. After all, if what’s underneath the paint isn’t up to scratch, then the paint may not adhere properly and it could also dry unevenly, which is the last thing you want! So, what exactly does paint primer do? Primer is the “primary” layer, the undercoat, that you apply to materials, such as wood, walls or metal surfaces, before painting. The benefits of paint primer: Helps paint stick to the surface Increases the durability and life of the paint Provides another layer of protection Helps to hide seams, joints and other small defects Creates a smooth surface for the paint to be spread over Ensures a smoother finished appearance after painting Reduces the amount of paint absorbed by the surface Allows for extended paint coverage So, is primer necessary? Yes! Primer will add to the initial costs of a paint job but will save you a fortune further down the road as your painted surfaces will require less maintenance going forward. It will also extend the life of your paint job, meaning that you won’t have to think about repainting for a few years to come! For all the painting tips you need, as well as advice on choosing a paint colour, contact Warrior Paints today! We’ve got a wide range of house paints, including acrylic paint, to help you get...

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Do coastal homes need special exterior house paint?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Acrylic Paints, House Paint, Paint Advice, paints | 0 comments

Living on the coast may be your lifelong dream! However, sun, salt and sea air can take its toll on exterior house paint. But, if you prepare the surfaces first and invest in good quality paint, your paint job should last for years to come. Here are our top painting tips for coastal homes: Buy the Best Paint As soon as paint is exposed to the elements, it starts to deteriorate. Especially on the coast, where sun and spray are common. To get the most life out of your paint, it pays to invest in the best paint you can afford. A high-quality acrylic paint allows for dirt and sea salt to easily be washed off, plus its colour and gloss will last for at least 5-8 years before you will even have to think about painting again. Prep the Surface As with any house painting, the most important step of the job is prepping the surface – even more so when you live on the coast. Sand off any peeling paint and wash your walls down thoroughly to get rid of any salt spray and moisture that might prevent paint from adhering. Get primed and ready: If you’re painting any wooden sections or fascias, apply a primer as soon as the surface is clean and dry. Primers smooth out the grain of the wood and help to seal any imperfections, ensuring a smooth paint finish. If you’d like help with choosing a paint colour or want more information on house painting then get in touch with our team of experts at Warrior Paints today! We’ve got the widest variety of house paints available and are always on hand to answer...

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