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

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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Should you paint before or after you move house?

Should you have an opportunity to paint the interior of your new home before you move in to it, standard, practical advice would be to ‘do it’. It would save you a great deal of inconvenience, and you’d be moving into a new home with that enticing ‘freshly painted’ smell. Then again, you may not really know what you want until after you have moved in, and you have got to know the house better, what it needs and how light plays through the house. Interior house paint is more than just paint While it may involve some extra inconvenience, time and mess, it’s better to wait until after you have moved in to your home to repaint your interiors. Unless you are going for fresh white, off-white or eggshell throughout, it’s worth the time to explore the options offered by the huge range of interior paints now on offer. It could transform your living space beyond your wildest dreams. If you are planning to redo your interior design at some point after occupation, it is certainly is better to wait to be able to choose a paint colour, or combination of colours, that will go with the furniture and suit the rooms. With so many luxury house paint palettes available, you’d be wasting an invaluable opportunity to create the perfect interior by opting for a standard ‘pre-occupation’ house painting job, however tempting that night be. Contact us today to let the team at Warrior Paints assist you with questions, advice and supplies for painting your new house. We stock the full range of South Africa’s best luxury house paint and painting...

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Painting tips: How to repaint your baseboards and trim

Often overlooked when it comes to interior décor and house painting, your baseboards and trim, those humble strips of wood that sit at the bottom of your walls and around your doors, have the power to transform a room with very little time and effort! Take a look at these painting tips for a quick and easy home makeover: Step 1: Clean. Baseboards and trim seem to have a knack for accumulating dust and dirt, so make sure they’re nice and clean before you even think of applying paint! Step 2: Tape. To stop paint bleeding onto your walls, apply tape along the wall itself, where the wall and baseboard or trim meet. Press it down firmly to make sure there are no bumps or bubbles where paint could creep underneath. Step 3: Cover. Tape plastic sheeting to your floors and make sure they’re flush with the bottom of the baseboards to prevent any paint getting onto your carpets or wooden floors. Step 4: Paint. If you’re simply giving your baseboards and trim a quick refresh and touch-up, then one coat of paint should be enough. Of course, if you’re painting a new colour, you will probably need at least two coats to ensure even coverage. Step 5: Strip. Remove your tape while the paint is still wet. Pull at an angle for best results and perfectly crisp edges. Keep a piece of newspaper nearby to roll the tape onto and then simply bundle the whole lot into the bin for a no fuss, no mess solution. Step 6: Enjoy. Whether you’re going for a crisp, fresh, white trim or you’re tempted to splash out with a bit of colour, sprucing up your baseboards and trim are a quick, easy and cost-effective way to breathe new life into a room! For more painting tips or advice on choosing a paint colour, contact us today! Warrior Paints have a wide range of interior house paint, acrylic paint and luxury house paints for you to choose...

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5 New Year’s resolutions for homeowners

It seems unbelievable that January is already here… and with the New Year comes those dreaded resolutions. While getting yourself to the gym more often may be high on your list, consider these painting tips and add them to 2017’s New Year’s resolutions:   Exterior paint work The outside of your house should be painted regularly, once a year if possible, to keep your home in good condition and prevent weather damage to the exterior. Choose a paint colour in a warm neutral such as beige or cream as this is easier to clean and does not weather as badly as pure white.   Windows frames and doors When performing painting maintenance, don’t forget the windows and doors as these can be subject to the most weather damage. Sand down old and flaking paint or varnish and cover with a couple of coats of exterior varnish or acrylic paint suitable for exterior use.   Interior paint work If your interior house painting needs an update, make 2017 the year to do it. Interiors are best painted in warm neutral shades that can easily blend in with any colour scheme – from pastels to brights. Choose a luxury house paint for your interiors to ensure the best paint job, most economical use of paint and a long-lasting finish.   Bathrooms and kitchens These areas require special attention:  the presence of water can cause damage or mould due to damp. Speak to someone at your local hardware about treating damp and prepping walls in these areas before you paint.   Add a splash of colour If you’ve always been more conservative in your choice of paint colours, make a New Year’s resolution to take a colour risk and add some bright accents to your decor. An accent is just that – subtle and eye catching – it doesn’t have to be a colour explosion. Consider painting one wall in the house as a bright feature, or painting the front door in a bold colour to contrast with the neutral exterior.   Warrior Paints stocks a wide variety of luxury house paint suitable for interior and exterior use. For more information, or painting tips, please contact us...

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Our top colour forecasts for 2017!

Now that 2017 is upon us, creatives from all over the globe are gearing up to explore all the exciting new painting colour trends that the year will offer. Home decor has become more paired down over the past few years and we’ll be seeing more of the same, with interior house paint colour choices being the determining factor in design and style.   Here are our painting tips for interior and exterior house paint colours in 2017:   Ethnic brights Warm red, sunset orange, sage green, turquoise and of course ochre (and other shades of bright yellow) will be popular interior paint colours this year. If you’re not comfortable using bright colours throughout the house, go neutral but paint certain walls as features and incorporate textured decor accessories such as cushions, rugs and carved frames in bright accents.   Monochromatic slate The monochromatic trend has been updated for 2017 to focus on shades of cool blue, slate, grey and white. This is a very sophisticated look, inspired by technology, that blends in well with metallic design features. If you like the monochromatic look but find that it is a little cold for you, choose a paint colour such as bright orange to use as a minimal accent for added interest and warmth.   Warm neutrals Neutrals will always be in, season after season. This year, white is out and warm neutrals such as light cream, beige and browns are in. The look is very natural and organic, with colour brought in using plants and other natural features. Warm neutrals combine very well with the ethnic brights mentioned above. Using neutrals throughout the house is a great way to ensure longevity, as accents can be updated every year for a whole new look.   Choose a luxury house paint from Warrior Paints for a high-quality finish that will last several years. Warrior Paints stocks a wide variety of acrylic paint suitable for interior and exterior use. For more information, please contact us...

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How to update your office space with luxury interior paint

More ore than skin deep The humble paint job is one of the best ways to update an office space. From the factory floor to reception, from the boardroom to, most importantly, your office, the way you use colours can have a massive bearing on emotions, creativity, and even productivity. Studies have found that insipid grey, beige, and white workstations produce feelings of sadness and depression, especially in women. On the flip side, men felt equally miserable in purple and orange surroundings. Not only does colour affect our emotions, it also impacts our productivity, for better or for worse. Calming blues and greens are low-wavelength colours which improve efficiency and focus, and promote an overall sense of well-being. So if it’s happier, more effective workers you are looking for, green and blue acrylic paint is a wise choice. High-wavelength colours such as red and orange are active, intense and alarming at times. Seeing these colours increases heart rate and blood flow, making them ideal for occasions where you urgently need to attract employees’ attention. Mid-wavelength yellow, meanwhile, is viewed by colour psychologists as representing optimism and innovation. Yellows are best used in work environments where creatives such as writers, designers, and developers work. Touchy feely Not only does choosing an interior house paint in a happy hue boost output and creativity, the finish of the paint you choose can also transform an office space. Because a matte finish doesn’t reflect light, it’s the best choice, when house painting, on textured walls and to hide any imperfections. As it’s harder to keep clean, it’s not ideal for high traffic areas. On the opposite end of the spectrum, using a glossy paint on your walls contributes a glam feel by adding a hard and shiny finish. Luxury house paint is an outstanding way to create an optimal environment for your workforce. By using one or all of these painting tips, you can turn a dull office into a lively, productive place. For more information on how we can help you transform your surroundings, please give us a...

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