Can You Paint Your Home’s Exterior Brick Walls?

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As new homes are designed and built over the decades, certain looks and styles become outdated and old-fashioned.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

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

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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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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