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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