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

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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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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How to Paint Wall Mouldings and Trim Like a Pro

You have your wall colours sorted. But now it’s time to paint the trim and mouldings. These areas can be tricky to paint. Not only because they are out of reach, but they sometimes include moulded details. They need to be painted carefully because they often contrast with wall colour – and an uneven finish is not what you want to achieve! Our painting tips for trim and mouldings should help you to take some of the hassles out of your home decor work, for a better and more professional finish: Clean and Sand the Trim Thoroughly Cleaning before you paint anything is an absolute must, but especially important with moulding, where dust and dirt can easily get trapped in small crevices and details. Sugar soap is the best pre-painting cleaning agent. Use a scrubbing brush (or even an old toothbrush) to make sure not a speck of dust remains. Sanding is also vital. For your acrylic paint to adhere well, a slightly roughened surface is required. Use Masking Tape to Define Edges If you choose a paint colour for your trim that is contrasted with your wall colour, you don’t want any of the trim colour to end up on the wall or windows, do you? You can ensure a nice, clean contrasted edge with masking tape. Paint over the masking tape, and when your paint is dry, peel the tape off carefully. You’ll be left with a nice sharp line, and no paint on the walls. Many Light Coats When house painting it is always better to layer many thin coats of colour for a lasting and even finish. This is even more true when it comes to trims and moulding. You don’t want to use too much paint that will fill up any moulded details and detract from the finish. Using thick coats can also take a very long time to dry, and in the case of patterned mouldings, end up looking clumpy. Warrior Paints stocks a wide variety of luxury house paints for interiors and exteriors. For more information and other house painting tips, please contact us...

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How luxury paints add texture and elegance to modern home design

The importance of paint in modern home design is that it forms the basis from which all your design elements (furniture, pictures, ornaments) are drawn together to create a unique and exciting space. Traditional white walls can seem luxurious if paired correctly with a boldly coloured piece of furniture, or an elaborate piece of art, but often people do not do this and it can look rather bland or boring. Deep and bold colours used on walls, fabrics and accessories give the modern home a more expensive feel, but you must be careful to balance it off with less vibrant tones and textures. If you are a bit pensive about committing a wall to an extremely vibrant colour, you can use high gloss paint in a rich, deep colour on the doors to add a bit of wow factor to your rooms. Need help choosing a paint colour? Textured paint effects can create a truly unique and expensive look in your home. Random overlapping rectangles, using varying shades of the same colour can create a luxurious modern look, where the rectangles overlap, different shades and colours are created. Note it is important to practice this effect on a sample board until you are satisfied and then proceed to copy the design onto the wall. Another effect which can be easily achieved is the shimmering stripe effect. To create this effect, tear strips of masking tape and apply them to the wall. Next choose two complementary glaze paint colours and paint between the masking tape. Stencilling is another inexpensive way to create interest in your home. Simply choose a stencil design and a contrasting colour to your base coat to add a little bit of elegance to any room. There are a myriad of ways you can utilise luxury paints to add texture and a personal touch to the interior or exterior your home, whether it is simple elegance or your personal taste in bold and exciting colours. Contact Warrior Paints to get started on creating a space that you can enjoy and share with...

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For affordable, long-lasting, high quality paints, come to Warrior Paints

At Warrior Paints we are proud to provide our customers with high-quality, long-lasting paints in a wide range of colours. Whether you’re repainting a room in your home, giving your office a fresh coat of paint, or putting the finishing touch on your new home, we are here to help you with any questions you might have about the painting process and supply you with the best paints in the industry! If you spend your time and money on paints that aren’t good quality, you may notice chipping, cracking, discolouration and other problems not long after the paint job has been completed. This is frustrating and it means you have to spend more of your money to have the job re-done. At Warrior Paints, our high quality paints will stand the test of time and continue looking beautiful and new long after the job is done, and we are mindful of our customers’ budgets, which is why all of our paints are available at affordable prices. We stock a variety of paints, including: Acrylic-based paints First Choice paints Solvent-based industrial paints Oil-based decorative paints Whether you’re taking on a do-it-yourself home painting project or you’re working for a contractor, come to Warrior Paints and you’ll find the exact colours you need at prices that won’t break your budget. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions you have about the painting process and to give you advice on colour choices. Warrior Paints carries supplies to help you prepare and protect surfaces in the rooms where you will be painting to keep the job as clean as possible. We can also advise you on different painting techniques and give you tips and tricks to make the job go smoothly. Our goal is to make your painting experience as easy and enjoyable as possible and we’re happy to give you advice every step of the way. To learn more about high quality, affordable paints from Warrior Paints, contact us...

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Top considerations when painting with oil based paints

In choosing an exterior paint, you need to decide whether you are going to use an oil based paint or not. Oil based paints have distinct characteristics that are different from water based paints. One of the things you will need to keep in mind is the level of dampness of the area being painted. Oil based paints do not breath and areas of moisture that condense around the paint can cause bubbling, cracking and peeling. The chemicals in oil based paint give the paint unique qualities. Oil based paints emit a distinct fume that some people feel is an unpleasant odour. Some professional painters also feel that painting with oil based paints requires more effort with regards to preparation and application. One of the benefits of using oil based paint is that they can be applied in very cold weather. The long drying time of oil based paints, about twenty four hours before recoating, can mean that dirt and bugs get attached during the drying process, so care is essential to make sure the area around the painted surface remains dry and free of debris. Oil based paints fill in rough surfaces so if you aren’t bothered with a bit of dirt residue, these paints serve as a quicker alternative to the cleaning and glossing required for water or latex paints. Oil based paint has a very high gloss factor but it can also be prone to fading. Solvents like paint thinners are often needed, and this adds to the odour and fumes. Oil based paint is also flammable, and care needs to be taken to ensure safety throughout application. Older oil based paints contained very toxic chemicals such as lead, copper, arsenic and cobalt. Removing these paints requires specialised knowledge and care. Need more information about oil based paints in South Africa? Contact Warrior Paints...

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