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

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Acrylic Paints, Interior painting, Paint Advice | 0 comments

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?

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Exterior house paint, House Paint | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Acrylic Paints, House Paint, Interior painting, Paint Advice | 0 comments

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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3 Mistakes People Make When Choosing Paint Colours

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in Acrylic Paints, Custom paint, House Paint, Paint Advice, Paint Supplies, paints | 0 comments

3 Mistakes People Make When Choosing Paint Colours

Need to buy luxury house paint? Avoid these common mistakes that people make when choosing paint colours: Only Looking At Colour Strips Before You Choose A Colour While a colour strip is a handy tool to have when narrowing down your options between different colours, the sample is much too small to get an accurate idea of what it will look like on your walls. Another problem with colour strips is that the colour you are considering is too close to other shades and tones. You need to see the colour in isolation in order to make a well-informed decision. Not Observing The Colour In Your Own Environment It’s not possible to make a mental imprint of the colour you saw in a showroom and carry it home and onto your walls in your head. Everything from the amount of natural light your room gets to the colour of your curtains, furniture and finishes can have an impact on the final colour that you will see on your walls. Your best bet is to choose your favourite colours and paint them on sections of your interior walls that you intend to paint. Observe the colour over a few days so that you can get a sense of the shade and tone during the day and at night time. Using Online Tools To Find The Perfect Colour Technology and the digital revolution continue to change virtually every industry, and the building environment and interior design sectors are no different. Many paint suppliers offer online colour matching and colour selection tools, which makes it seem like you can redecorate your home from the comfort of your desk. The problem with this approach is that a screen can’t accurately display the colours of the paint. The shade that you see on the screen will probably be very different from the paint colour that ends up getting delivered to your house. Need more information about choosing a paint colour or buying luxury house paint? Then contact Warrior Paints...

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5 Elements That Are Making Your Home Look Dated

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Custom paint, House Paint, Paint Advice | 0 comments

5 Elements That Are Making Your Home Look Dated

Does your home look like it belongs in the history books? The interior house paint experts at Warrior Paints list 5 elements that make your house look dated: Poufs and Bean Bags Bean bags and Moroccan poufs that are scattered near sofas and chairs may pose as extra seating space, but people rarely use them. The reason for this is that they are often the same height as a coffee table or an ottoman, making them too close to the ground for people to feel comfortable sitting on. Besides the impracticality of these interior décor items, it’s also an outdated look that belongs in the past. Old-Fashioned Kitchen Cabinets Many homes from the late 1990s were kitted with wooden kitchen cabinets. What makes these cabinets look particularly old-fashioned is the French-style carvings around the edges. If you want to instantly modernise your kitchen, invest in new cabinetry. Dark, Heavy Drapes Curtains, blinds and drapes can be expensive, especially if you have many large windows throughout your living spaces. Besides making your interior look like a medieval castle, it also darkens the room and can make it somewhat depressing. Replace dark, heavy drapes with modern blinds or lighter curtains in a more neutral tone. Wallpaper While there are many cutting-edge wallpaper designs available, the antiquated flowers and borders are very outdated. Luckily, removing wallpaper is quick, easy, and cost-effective. Outdated Paint Colours And Chipped, Cracking Paint Few things can make your home look as old-fashioned as chipped, cracking paint in old, outdated colours. A fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to give your home a face lift. Looking for interior house paint? Warrior Paints offers a wide variety of acrylic paint and luxury house paints. Contact us for more information...

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Should you paint before or after you move into your new home?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in Eco-friendly Paints, Oil based paints, Paint Advice, Paint Supplies | 0 comments

Should you paint before or after you move into your new home?

Moving into a new home can be very exciting and decorating is a big contributor to this excitement. While most people think that the smart thing to do is paint the interior of your home before you move in, waiting until you’ve moved in also makes a lot of sense. It’s true that a house painting job will be easier if your rooms aren’t filled with furniture, rugs and personal belongings, but if your goal is to create a truly cohesive space, then you need a bit of time to settle in and take in your new surroundings. You may have an idea of the paint colours that you want to use in various rooms, but it’s easy to forget that there is a very wide variety of paint shades, hues and tones. The amount of natural and artificial light a room gets throughout the day, for example, can have a big impact on the way that a paint tint complements your artwork, flooring and furniture. Many interior designers advise clients to first move their belongings into a home before they pick a paint colour. Paint manufacturers such as Warrior Paint can guide you through the process of investigating the various interior house paint colours that can meet your needs. Need more information about luxury house paint? Then contact us for more information...

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How to keep your home’s new coat of paint looking fresh and clean

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Custom paint, House Paint, Paint Advice, paints | 0 comments

How to keep your home’s new coat of paint looking fresh and clean

Luxury house paint can give your home a complete facelift. What people often fail to realise, however, is that you need to put in a bit of time and effort to keep your new coat of paint looking like new. Here are a few tips to make sure that the effect of your paint job stays fresh for as long as possible: Dust your walls often Things like dust, dirt and cobwebs can quickly ruin the look and feel of a room that has been freshly painted. Use a duster to dust the walls and ceiling every couple of weeks. This doesn’t have to be an all-day task that requires you to remove paintings and pictures, simply dust where you can to keep your rooms looking fresh. Which walls to wash Both bathroom and kitchen walls should be washed every few months. The residues of cleaning materials, steamy baths and cooking can infiltrate your paint and lead to a grimy build-up. Simply mix soap with water and use a soft sponge to wash and rinse these areas. Keep an eye on specific areas You don’t have to wash an entire wall surface if you notice that small sections need a bit of cleaning. Areas where a person’s head rests against a wall (say, from sitting on a couch that is pressed up against a wall) and areas around light switches tend to get dirty more quickly than other areas. Use a sponge and soapy water to keep these areas clean. Warrior Paints offers a wide variety of interior house paint and acrylic paint. Contact us for more information...

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Painting Tips: How to Choose the Right Colours for Your Office

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Acrylic Paints, Exterior house paint, Luxury paints, Oil based paints, paints | 0 comments

Painting Tips: How to Choose the Right Colours for Your Office

The space that you work in can have a profound effect on your mood as well as your productivity levels. If you are a company owner or if your company encourages you to add your own personality to your office space, then it’s a good idea to spend some time thinking about choosing the right colours for your office. Here are our painting tips: Consider Your Industry and Work Tasks If you are a graphic designer or musician, you may want your work space to inspire creativity and get you energised. If you work as an accountant or do a job that requires a lot of concentration over extended periods of time, you may want to opt for a modern, sleek look that can enable deep thinking without distractions. Besides considering the type of work that you want to complete in your office, also think about what you want clients and guests to feel when they enter your space. If you work in a more traditional industry such as the banking sector, you may want to stick to hues of white and grey with only a few bright accents. Calming colours are green while upbeat colours are usually reds. So, experiment with different combinations to get the right ambience that you are aiming for. Need acrylic paint? Then get in touch with Warrior Paints...

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Choosing Colours and Paint Types for Your Master Bedroom

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Acrylic Paints, Custom paint, Paint Advice, Paint Supplies | 0 comments

Choosing Colours and Paint Types for Your Master Bedroom

Interior house paint comes in literally any colour, type and finish. The colour you choose for your master bedroom, however, has to be carefully thought through. Here are a few tips to guide you through the process:   How Do You Want To Feel In Your Master Bedroom?   Some people want to feel energised and upbeat when they enter their bedroom, while others want to feel calm and docile. You may prefer a light and breezy atmosphere as opposed to a dark and cosy environment.   Most people prefer a relaxing atmosphere for their master bedroom. Remember that even if you choose a neutral shade, you can always spruce up the environment with vibrant throw pillows, lamp shades and other decor items.   Do You Want One Colour Or Multiple Hues?   You don’t have to stick to a single colour in your master bedroom. If you want a red room, for example, you can complement the warm tones with shades of yellow and orange. A green room can similarly be complimented with beiges and gold. You could also consider high-sheen paint or a stencil pattern on your ceiling to add more character to the space.   Finish Types   The interior paint finishes to choose from include flat, eggshell, semi-gloss and high-gloss. While eggshell has a subtle finish, it doesn’t draw attention to imperfections, which makes it ideal for interior paint jobs. Gloss finishes are generally used on trims but they can also be used with certain colours to great effect. Be mindful of the fact that the higher gloss paints highlight imperfections and they also take longer to dry. Need help to choose a paint colour? Then get in touch with Warrior Paints...

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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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