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Which Exterior Paint Colours Will Increase The Value Of Your Home?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Exterior house paint, House Paint, Paint Advice, paints | 0 comments

Which Exterior Paint Colours Will Increase The Value Of Your Home?

If you are getting ready to sell your home, then you probably know that a coat of exterior house paint is the best and most affordable way to give your home a facelift. While there isn’t a single colour that can be used to increase the value of your home, there are a few colour combinations that will work exceptionally well if you’re trying to give your home a unique, upmarket look. Here are the exterior paint colour combinations that you should consider if you are selling your home soon: Sage, elephant skin grey, vintage linen white and dark brown Cedar bark brown, light emerald green and black Pewter grey, light beige, cream and copper red Dove white, very light lime green and dark green Many people believe that homes are more likely to sell for a higher price if the exterior is painted with neutral colours. This, however, doesn’t mean that you have to stick to eggshell white. Real estate company Zillow analysed over 32 000 photos of homes that were sold and came to a surprising conclusion: light shades of periwinkle and powder blue, especially in the bathroom, can increase the selling price of a home by over R55 0000. The company also found that blue-grey and soft blue tones in the kitchen can increase a home’s value by around R20 000. Painting the exterior of your home or even a few rooms inside your home requires only a minimal investment when you consider what the return can be. If you’re looking for high quality paint primer and paint, visit Warrior Paints...

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Painting Tips: How to Create a Feature Wall

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Custom paint, House Paint, Paint Advice, paints | 0 comments

Plain white walls come with a number of benefits, such as fitting in with changing décor and the ability to keep your space cool during the warmer summer months. As painting suppliers, however, we know the beautiful effect that can be achieved by creating a feature wall. Sometimes, a feature wall painted in a single, rich colour can turn a room into a space that you really want to spend time in. Here are the top painting tips that we always give painting contractors and DIY enthusiasts: Always start by prepping the wall before you paint it. Check the wall for any cracks, remove any screws and fill any holes that need to be filled. After this, give the entire wall a good scrub down with soap and water. By removing any dirt, grease and grime, you’re giving the paint a better chance to stick. Use masking tape to create the borders of your feature wall. Be sure to use masking tape that is intended for painting so that the paint isn’t removed along with the tape when you have finished the job. Once the tape is in place, you’re ready to start painting. Start by painting along the tape and in the corners. After this, you can use a paint roller for the rest of the wall. If you are using a rich, dark colour, you will need about three coats of paint for your feature wall. Now all you have to do is wait for your paint to dry before you can move furniture or other items back into place. Are you looking for luxury house paints, acrylic paint or a specific shade of interior house paint? Then visit Warrior Paints...

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When, Why and How to Use Paint Primer

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Paint Advice | 0 comments

When, Why and How to Use Paint Primer

When investing in acrylic paint for your home, you’ll want to make sure that it lasts for as long as possible. One of the best ways in which to do this is to properly prep your walls before painting them. Aside from washing and smoothing out the surface, it is important to apply a good quality paint primer, too. Here’s when, why and how to do so. When to Apply Paint Primer  It is a good idea to apply paint primer whenever you paint a wall in your home. The good news is that there are a wide variety of primers available on the market. So, whether you’re painting smooth interior walls or rough brick walls outside, you can rest assured that there’s a primer that’s perfect for the job! Why Use Paint Primer?  There are many reasons why primer is a must: It allows for improved adhesion of paint to the surface being painted It increases the durability of the paint It offers extra protection for the particular material that is being painted How to Apply Paint Primer  The paint primer must always be applied before the house paint itself – and allowed plenty of time to dry. It is also important to have properly prepped the walls beforehand, by washing them, scraping away any flaking paint and smoothing out any cracks. Once this has been done, you can apply the primer using a paint brush or paint roller depending on the size of the surface that you’re working with. For all of your house painting essentials, including acrylic paint and paint primer, you can always rely on Warrior Paints for the best. For more information, additional painting tips or assistance with choosing a paint colour, do not hesitate to get in touch with our...

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How to Prepare Your Home’s Exterior for Painting

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in House Paint | 0 comments

How to Prepare Your Home’s Exterior for Painting

So, you’ve spent money on buying quality exterior house paint. How do you now make sure that it stands the test of time? Below, we provide you with some expert painting tips for getting the best possible bang for your buck when it comes to painting your home’s exterior. Wash the Walls  Dust and dirt can result in the exterior house paint not adhering as well as it should, meaning that you’ll have to repaint the walls a lot sooner than you had probably hoped to. Giving the walls a quick wash with a bit of water will help to avoid this. If you can get your hands on a pressure-washer, even better. Scrape, Scrape, Scrape  Using a paint scraper, get rid of any flaking paint once the walls have dried properly. This will make sure that you have a smoother surface to work with. Fill in the Cracks  Another hindrance in terms of getting a smooth surface, is cracks in the wall. Smooth these out with the help of some quality caulk and you’ll be good to go. Landscape  If there are any overhanging plants or branches, or any ivy growing on the walls themselves, make sure that you remove them before you get started. Apply Primer  Primer will help to make sure that your exterior house paint lasts for as long as possible. It’s definitely well worth the additional spend, saving you plenty of money in the long run. Are you looking to buy the best quality exterior house paint? Perhaps you need assistance with choosing a paint colour? Maybe you’re on the hunt for more house painting tips? Either way, it’s time to get in touch with the team at Warrior Paints! Specialising in acrylic paint, we can help you to get your home looking great...

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Painting Over Brick – What You Need to Know

Posted by on Mar 25, 2018 in Custom paint, House Paint, Paint Advice, paints | 0 comments

Are you thinking about applying exterior house paint onto your brickwork? Doing so can be a tricky business. However, if you adhere to the following tips, the result is sure to be everything that you hoped to achieve, and more. Take Care of Any Problems First If there is mould present on the brickwork over which you intend to paint, you’ll need to get rid of that before applying your first coat. If the brickwork is chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged, you’ll also want to attend to these issues beforehand. It might be worth it to hire a masonry expert to assist you in this regard. Ensure Proper Preparation To make certain that the exterior house paint adheres to the brickwork, you will need to prep the surface well before you get started. Remember that if the brick is brand new, it is recommended to wait at least one year before painting it to allow for drying, leaching and weathering. If the brick is older than a year, be sure to clean it thoroughly using soap and water (acid cleaning solutions may cause permanent damage). Choose the Right Paint While choosing a paint colour is important, you will also need to pay attention to the type of exterior house paint that you buy. Make sure that it has been specially designed to be applied to the brickwork. If not, it will not adhere very well, leading to you having to repaint much sooner than expected. Are you in search of quality exterior house paint for painting over brick? You’ll find it here at Warrior Paints. When it comes to house painting essentials, we’ve got it all. Pay us a visit today or contact us should you have any questions, from how to paint over brick to how to paint metal. We look forward to hearing from...

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Got Mould? Here’s How to Make Your Walls Look as Good as New

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in House Paint, Interior painting | 0 comments

Is your interior house paint starting to look a bit worse for wear thanks to the presence of persistent mould? Not only is mould unsightly, but it can be detrimental to your health as well. Luckily, with the right tools and know-how you will be able to remove it from your walls once and for all. This is what you need to know: What You’ll Require In order to eliminate the mould, you’ll need chlorine bleach, water, a stiff-bristled brush, two cloths and a dash of good old fashioned elbow grease. How It’s Done Begin by making a solution of chlorine bleach and water. Use one part bleach to 3 parts water and apply generously to the affected portions of the wall using one of your cloths. If you don’t have chlorine bleach on hand, you may also use a household detergent which contains bleach as one of its active ingredients. Next, use the stiff-bristled brush to scrub the mould away before rinsing well and drying with the other cloth. Give Your Walls a Fresh Lick of Acrylic Paint Once your walls are squeaky clean again, why not take things one step further and give them a new lick of acrylic paint to finish off? You’ll be amazed at how this extra touch will revive your home! Not sure how to go about choosing a paint colour? Why not experiment with something a little more daring this time around? Brighter, more vibrant colours are all the rage this year! When it comes to interior house paint, and house painting essentials in general, you can always rely on Warrior Paints to provide you with the best. Contact us today to learn more about our product range or for a couple of helpful DIY painting...

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Create A Soothing Bathroom with These Design Tips

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Custom paint | 0 comments

Create A Soothing Bathroom with These Design Tips

Are you looking for design and painting tips for your bathroom? Do you want to create a soothing paradise reminiscent of a 5-star health spa? You’ve come to the right place. Here are our pointers for getting it right: Choose the Right Colour Scheme  The acrylic paint that you decide to use will have a massive impact on the overall vibe of your bathroom, so choose wisely! Pastels and neutral colours work best in most bathrooms, however, earthy tones, such as a ‘mish-mash’ of different brown hues, also looks absolutely stunning. Ultimately, as with all house painting, it all comes down to personal preference. Rely on Natural Accents  Natural accents can breathe life into any bathroom. It’s the little things that really make all the difference, such as a bamboo bath mat, a large green plant for the corner and, of course, natural wooden blinds. Add Some Artwork  A tranquil painting or two can help to ensure that your bathroom feels a lot more soothing. Still-life artwork, as well as images of gorgeous, green landscapes, are all great choices to consider. Use Fresh Flowers  The trend these days is to use fake flowers in bathrooms because they last longer. However, they don’t have quite the same effect as fresh flowers do! Therefore, when you can, do your best to keep that vase filled with beautiful flora – you’ll be very glad that you did. Not only does it look glorious, but the smell is sure to help lift your spirits, too. At Warrior Paints, we specialise in more than just painting tips – we can satisfy all your house painting requirements! For the best acrylic paint in town, contact us...

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How to Add Architectural Interest to Your Home Using Paint

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in House Paint | 0 comments

How to Add Architectural Interest to Your Home Using Paint

Why go about house painting the old-fashioned way when you can add additional architectural detail and depth instead? The great news is that it is really simple to do – you definitely don’t need to be a skilled visual artist to get it right. So, without further ado, here are our top painting tips to keep in mind: Create A Minimalist Fireplace  Choose a paint colour that both contrasts and complements the colour of the walls in your living room and use it to paint a large square around a basic hole in the wall. You can then turn it into a modern, minimalistic fireplace. Enhance Your Doorways  Using interior house paint, paint a large border around a few of the doors in your home. This simple decorating technique can help to transform a boring doorway into a big deal, adding depth and interest to each room. Fake A Headboard  Using a bright yet neutral paint colour, paint a large rectangle over the area where your bed is placed, and you will be able to fashion a pretty stylish ‘headboard’ that helps to provide ‘edge’ to your cosy bedroom. Add ‘Moulding’  Mouldings can really make a room ooze sophistication. Unfortunately, they often cost a fortune to install! The good news is that you can create something just as special by simply painting a quarter of your walls. Bolder colours look great in this regard, so don’t be afraid to experiment! When it comes to house painting and the best quality acrylic paint, Warrior Paints is the place to be. For more information about our broad range of essentials, contact us...

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How to Paint Wall Mouldings and Trim Like a Pro

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Custom paint, House Paint, Oil based paints, Paint Advice | 0 comments

You have your wall colours sorted. But now it’s time to paint the trim and mouldings. These areas can be tricky to paint. Not only because they are out of reach, but they sometimes include moulded details. They need to be painted carefully because they often contrast with wall colour – and an uneven finish is not what you want to achieve! Our painting tips for trim and mouldings should help you to take some of the hassles out of your home decor work, for a better and more professional finish: Clean and Sand the Trim Thoroughly Cleaning before you paint anything is an absolute must, but especially important with moulding, where dust and dirt can easily get trapped in small crevices and details. Sugar soap is the best pre-painting cleaning agent. Use a scrubbing brush (or even an old toothbrush) to make sure not a speck of dust remains. Sanding is also vital. For your acrylic paint to adhere well, a slightly roughened surface is required. Use Masking Tape to Define Edges If you choose a paint colour for your trim that is contrasted with your wall colour, you don’t want any of the trim colour to end up on the wall or windows, do you? You can ensure a nice, clean contrasted edge with masking tape. Paint over the masking tape, and when your paint is dry, peel the tape off carefully. You’ll be left with a nice sharp line, and no paint on the walls. Many Light Coats When house painting it is always better to layer many thin coats of colour for a lasting and even finish. This is even more true when it comes to trims and moulding. You don’t want to use too much paint that will fill up any moulded details and detract from the finish. Using thick coats can also take a very long time to dry, and in the case of patterned mouldings, end up looking clumpy. Warrior Paints stocks a wide variety of luxury house paints for interiors and exteriors. For more information and other house painting tips, please contact us...

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Here’s What 2018’s Colour Trends Look Like!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Acrylic Paints, Custom paint, Exterior house paint, Paint Advice, Paint Supplies | 0 comments

The Pantone colour trend predictions for 2018 are out – and boy are they gorgeous! Trending colours are mostly neutrals combined with eye-catching bright accents – it’s time to be brave with your decor and interior house paint choices! While exterior house paint colour choices will always lean towards more versatile colours such as white or beige, you can still have fun outdoors with these colour trends, by painting outside furniture in bright colours, or incorporating accent colours into cushions. Pantone have developed 8 unique palettes. They have given them enticing names such as Resourceful, Playful, Verdure and Tech-nique. Here are just a few of the highlights as well as our colour painting tips on what to watch out for in 2018: Complementary Blue and Orange Nothing quite catches the eye like blue and orange. And these 2 colours look fantastic together. For a look that is contemporary without being overwhelming, stick to blue and grey-blue walls complemented with orange and red tones in accent furnishings and cushions. A Touch of Minion Yellow Yes, we said Minions. When you’re choosing a paint colour and you want to pick something that is highly fashionable, then you should know that yellow is very on trend at the moment. It should not be made overpowering. Rather, select a base palette that is neutral – either blue greys or warm beiges, and make your yellow accents pop by using them sparingly. Pink Power If you’re choosing a luxury house paint, why not choose a luxury colour that oozes elegance? Barbie pink is out, and subtle shades are in. If you want to incorporate pink, think dusty rose and blush, with accents of berry shades. Sage green and rose gold make fantastic accent colours to use with a pink colour scheme. Brights And Whites Turquoise, pink and purple – balanced with bright white – makes for an interior house paint palette that is bright and almost seems to sparkle. Combine with fresh clean neutrals (no dusty tones) for the best effect. Warrior Paints stocks a wide variety of luxury interior and exterior house paint. For more information and other house painting tips, please contact us...

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