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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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Five Bathroom Painting Tips from The Pros

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Custom paint, House Paint, Paint Advice | 0 comments

Traditionally most bathrooms are tiled. However, the painted areas are easily revamped with a lick of paint. By choosing a paint colour in a bold new shade, you will be giving your entire bathroom a makeover. We rounded up some of our painting experts and asked them to share their top tips for painting a bathroom. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare Apparently saying this once is not enough! No matter what, insist on proper preparation for a successful finish. Fill cracks and holes, use a scraper to get rid of any loose paint. Take a close look, and sand any rough patched then wipe down with a damp cloth for a nice and smooth surface. This applies not only to bathrooms but to all interior house painting. What is rather specific to bathrooms is the possible presence of mould. It is a good idea to clean off any mould the day before you plan to paint so that the surfaces are thoroughly dry and the fumes are well gone before you start. Use diluted bleach solution for this. Cover Up To protect the rest of your bathroom from oil-based paint, protect all your fittings with tape, cover the exposed areas with plastic drop cloths, and remove all the cover plates. Our expert painters all shared the stress of losing screws from bathroom fixtures. They recommend you keep them in a zipped plastic bag as you remove them. Use the Right Paint Your best bet for bathrooms is to use a semi-gloss finish that is mould and mildew resistant. If you are planning to paint over the tiles, ensure that you buy the correct paint and primer. Equipment Use a mini roller (and tray) to make it easier to get into the nooks and crannies typical to bathrooms. “Keep rollers and brushes wet between applications by wrapping them in plastic wrap or aluminium foil.” Technique Step back every few minutes to check for drips that you may have missed, and smooth them out. Once a section has been painted, go back over it – in one direction – to ensure a smooth finish. For all your house painting requirements and more painting tips like these, please contact Warrior Paints...

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How to Calculate How Much Paint Your Room Needs

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Acrylic Paints, Custom paint, House Paint, Paint Advice | 0 comments

Hands up if this sounds familiar: You are diligently painting out the rooms of your home over the long Easter break. You and your partner may have spent a while choosing a paint colour. You have moved all the furniture, taped up all the edges, and covered the carpets with a drop cloth. The project is going rather smoothly if you say so yourself. Until… you run out of paint. How could that be? Let us have a look at how to calculate how much interior house paint you need. Estimate the Amount of Paint You Need When it comes to house painting, preparation is key. Prior to painting the interior walls, ceiling, woodwork, doors and windows of your home, you need to determine the amount of paint you will require. These calculations are specific for each surface you want to paint. Painting Your Walls To gauge the amount of paint you will need to cover the walls of a room: Measure the length of all the walls, and the height from floor to ceiling. Add together all the wall lengths and multiply that by the wall height. This gives you the room’s square meterage. Calculate the square meterage of each window and each door in the same way i.e. length x height. Add these up and then deduct them from your overall measurement. Use the guidelines on the paint container to see what the coverage is. Normally around 43 m2 per 5 litre. Divide the paintable wall area by 43 (the square-meter coverage in each 5 litre can) to find the number of tins of paint you need for the walls. Double the figure if the walls require two coats. Painting Your Ceiling To work out the amount of ceiling paint needed: Find the area by multiplying the length of the ceiling times its width. Divide that number by the estimated square meter covered per 5 litre to figure out how many tins of paint you need. Double if the ceiling needs two coats. Woodwork, Doors and Windows This is done in the same way. Remember though that the coverage may be different with non-acrylic paints. For all your house painting requirements and more painting tips like this, please contact Warrior Paints...

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Tips for Making Your Home’s Paint Job Really Last

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Paint Advice, paints | 0 comments

If you’re repainting the interior or exterior of your home, the goal is always to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. The question is: how exactly do you achieve this? The real secret to long-lasting paint lies in the preparation that you do beforehand. Here are some painting tips to consider the next time you pick up that paint brush: Fix any already-existing problems If you notice that there is damp and mould on your walls, remove it before painting and, if you can, act to prevent it from growing back. If there are holes or gashes in the wall, fill them up first. Doing everything possible to ensure a smooth, clean painting surface will go a long way to ensuring improved longevity. Sand the surfaces An even surface not only looks great, but it also allows the paint to take better, resulting in a long-lasting paint job. While sanding might take a while, it will be worth it in the long run. Use primer Primer is a base coat that preps the surface before painting. Just like sanding, it also encourages the paint to adhere to the surface. Don’t paint too thick For perfect results, you need to do more than just one thick coat. After all, the thicker the coat, the more likely it is to peel. Instead, do many thinner coats – they’ll be sure to last a lot longer! Need help to choose a paint colour? On the hunt for more house painting tips? For the best advice and the best interior house paint/acrylic paint in South Africa, you should always choose to get in touch with the team at Warrior...

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How to Paint Your Ceilings – DIY House Painting Tips!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in House Paint, Paint Advice | 0 comments

You probably haven’t noticed how much of a difference a well-painted ceiling can make to a room until you have noticed how ugly a water stain can look! Luckily, by giving your ceiling a fresh lick of paint, you will be able to revive it and add some new personality to your home. Here are our top ceiling painting tips to keep in mind: Sand untextured ceilings before painting If you want to make sure that the final result is slick and even, give your ceiling a good sanding beforehand – it will work wonders! Just remember to only do this if your ceiling is untextured. Use a primer that will help to mask stains Unless your ceiling is still in great condition, a quality primer will assist in covering up those nasty stains. When the primer has dried, you can paint over it and – VOILA – you will have a beautiful ceiling once again. Use masking tape To avoid the paint bleeding into the walls, it is a great idea to use a bit of masking tape as a guide. If you do this, you are sure to enjoy more beautiful, accurate results. Buy special paint Not all paint is created equally. Because of this, it always makes sense to buy special paint depending on the area of the house that you will be attending to. In this instance, paint that has been designed especially for ceilings is going to be your best bet. Looking for more house painting tips? Need help when it comes to choosing a paint colour to complement your home? Perhaps you want to buy the best interior house paint or acrylic paint in South Africa? Either way, it is time to get in touch with the expert team at Warrior...

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