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Should you paint before or after you move house?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in House Paint, Luxury paints | 0 comments

Should you have an opportunity to paint the interior of your new home before you move in to it, standard, practical advice would be to ‘do it’. It would save you a great deal of inconvenience, and you’d be moving into a new home with that enticing ‘freshly painted’ smell. Then again, you may not really know what you want until after you have moved in, and you have got to know the house better, what it needs and how light plays through the house. Interior house paint is more than just paint While it may involve some extra inconvenience, time and mess, it’s better to wait until after you have moved in to your home to repaint your interiors. Unless you are going for fresh white, off-white or eggshell throughout, it’s worth the time to explore the options offered by the huge range of interior paints now on offer. It could transform your living space beyond your wildest dreams. If you are planning to redo your interior design at some point after occupation, it is certainly is better to wait to be able to choose a paint colour, or combination of colours, that will go with the furniture and suit the rooms. With so many luxury house paint palettes available, you’d be wasting an invaluable opportunity to create the perfect interior by opting for a standard ‘pre-occupation’ house painting job, however tempting that night be. Contact us today to let the team at Warrior Paints assist you with questions, advice and supplies for painting your new house. We stock the full range of South Africa’s best luxury house paint and painting...

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Why curb appeal matters

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Exterior house paint, Paint Advice, Paint Supplies, paints | 0 comments

Selling your house? If you want to make your house and property look as attractive as possible from the road, especially for prospective buyers, you need to invest in something called ‘curb appeal’. Curb appeal can make the difference between your house sitting on the market for months or ‘sold’. For this you could need as little as some good quality exterior house paint. Adding real value to your home Although there are several ways to add curb appeal to your home, one of the most important is painting the exterior of your house. If the exterior of your home looks shabby, it won’t matter how much landscaping or other ‘dressing up’ you do, you will lose potential sales – because first impressions really do matter. Painting the exterior of home and other buildings doesn’t just add an ‘attractive’ factor to entice potential buyers; it increases the real value of your home and property. It’s therefore an essential investment, and well worth using high quality paints and painting services to do the job. Exterior painting as an investment Depending on the original state of your property, you may need to dig deep to create the kind of curb appeal that will add significant value to your home. There’s no getting around that, but in terms of return on investment, an extensive exterior paint job is the least expensive. The reward will far outweigh the outlay. In addition, few people will want to purchase a home that requires an extensive paint job, while many buyers might be enticed by the landscaping possibilities a so-called ‘blank canvas’ can offer. Exterior house paint can transform a house It’s not just the ‘fresh lick’ of exterior house paint, but the look and character that the house painting creates. You can turn unappealing or ordinary into enticing and exciting just through choosing a paint colour that can transform your home. This can add as much value to your home as interior design, and this will in turn get your house sold more quickly – and for more. Contact us today to let the team at Warrior Paints assist you with questions, advice and supplies for house painting, creating superb curb appeal with exterior house paint and with choosing a colour that will make all the difference. We stock the full range of South Africa’s best luxury house paint and painting products and we can help you add real value to your...

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Why does my paint peel, crack or bubble?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Eco-friendly Paints, Exterior house paint, Paint Advice | 0 comments

There are important differences between interior house paints and exterior house paints. Not knowing the differences and using in interior paint on the outside of your house, you will get peeling, cracking and bubbling – particularly on exterior walls that are exposed to direct sunlight. Although you do get some ranges that can be used for both interiors and exteriors, many of the best polymer-blend acrylic house paints are now highly specialised, increasingly requiring the use of specially designed paint for different applications and surfaces. So, if are you tempted to use that unfinished tin of interior house paint to brighten up an exterior wall, read on: Exterior house paint Exterior house paints are designed to withstand sun, rain and mildew. They are also specifically designed to adhere to exterior walls and surfaces such as stucco. This is all achieved through higher concentrations of resins, pigments and other ‘preservative’ additives in the paint. Very importantly, exterior house paint is fairly ‘flat’ and porous. This is not something you can see, but it’s important because it allows moisture to escape from the wall instead of bubbling under the paint. Interior house paint Interior house paint is usually finer in texture and therefore more delicate than exterior paint, with design elements focused more on subtle colour effect with less pigment. Another important aspect is lower concentrations of air pollutants. Interior house paints are also designed to be more resistant to sharp marks and abrasions. Theoretically, you can use an exterior paint inside, though you may get more air pollutants from it, it’s really the other way around that you want to avoid. Other reasons why your paint won’t adhere or degrades There are other reasons why the fresh paint on your wall or other surfaces may look good for a few weeks before it suddenly starts to degrade – to peel, crack or bubble. Lack of surface preparation e.g. the application of a primer if required Damp walls Painting over old paint instead of scraping it off completely Contact us today to let the team at Warrior Paints assist you with questions, advice and supplies for house painting. We stock the full range of South Africa’s best luxury house paint and painting products, and we’ll be happy give you painting tips and help you choose a paint colour for your interior wall and...

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Decorative painting tips, inspiration and ideas

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Acrylic Paints, House Paint, Paint Advice, paints | 0 comments

There are no limits to what you can do with decorative painting, but inspiration and creativity are not enough, and if it’s your first foray into decorative painting, you need to brush up on some painting tips. Decorative painting can be a lot of fun, provided you are properly prepared from the start. It’s also worth the time and investment to add character to rooms, or value and good looks to furniture and homeware. There are so many things you can do with decorative painting, so it’s a good idea to do a bit of research into the various paint effects that you could employ, how to achieve a certain effect or look, and some ‘do’s and don’ts’. There are too many to cover here, so let’s start with a few of the most important painting tips: Top painting tips for decorative painting Choosing a paint colour: Always use a colour chart to plan your colour combinations. Sketch out your design on paper first, and if you are a first timer, keep it simple. If you are going for an intricate design, draw it out on the wall first with a pencil. Invest in some good quality artists brushes for fine work. Choose matt acrylic paint for decorative designs as shine may alter the final look. Make sure that you have all your tools ready before you start. Let your expert paint supplier advise you on which paints to use for which effects and on which surfaces. Equally important is the advice you’ll get on what and what not to use, where and why. Even if your design is not intricate, it’s important to get advice on the right interior house paint for your decorative project. Finding inspiration and ideas There are thousands of sources for inspiration and ideas on decorative painting. Start with your bookstore. The hobbies and crafts section is sure to have a range of publications full of inspirational ideas and point-to-point instruction on technique and painting tips. Pinterest is a great website for inspiring painting ideas and if you find something wonderful you need advice on achieving, you know what to do next. Contact us today to let the team at Warrior Paints assist you with questions, advice and supplies for decorative painting. We stock the full range of South Africa’s best house and decorative painting products, and we’ll be happy to help get you started on your painting...

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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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