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

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

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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How to Prepare Your Home’s Exterior for Painting

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

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

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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How to Add Architectural Interest to Your Home Using Paint

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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