3 Mistakes People Make When Choosing Paint Colours

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

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

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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Choosing Colours and Paint Types for Your Master Bedroom

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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Painting Tips: How to Create a Feature Wall

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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Painting Over Brick – What You Need to Know

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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