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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When, Why and How to Use Paint Primer

When, Why and How to Use Paint Primer

When investing in acrylic paint for your home, you’ll want to make sure that it lasts for as long as possible. One of the best ways in which to do this is to properly prep your walls before painting them. Aside from washing and smoothing out the surface, it is important to apply a good quality paint primer, too. Here’s when, why and how to do so. When to Apply Paint Primer  It is a good idea to apply paint primer whenever you paint a wall in your home. The good news is that there are a wide variety of primers available on the market. So, whether you’re painting smooth interior walls or rough brick walls outside, you can rest assured that there’s a primer that’s perfect for the job! Why Use Paint Primer?  There are many reasons why primer is a must: It allows for improved adhesion of paint to the surface being painted It increases the durability of the paint It offers extra protection for the particular material that is being painted How to Apply Paint Primer  The paint primer must always be applied before the house paint itself – and allowed plenty of time to dry. It is also important to have properly prepped the walls beforehand, by washing them, scraping away any flaking paint and smoothing out any cracks. Once this has been done, you can apply the primer using a paint brush or paint roller depending on the size of the surface that you’re working with. For all of your house painting essentials, including acrylic paint and paint primer, you can always rely on Warrior Paints for the best. For more information, additional painting tips or assistance with choosing a paint colour, do not hesitate to get in touch with our...

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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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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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Here’s What 2018’s Colour Trends Look Like!

The Pantone colour trend predictions for 2018 are out – and boy are they gorgeous! Trending colours are mostly neutrals combined with eye-catching bright accents – it’s time to be brave with your decor and interior house paint choices! While exterior house paint colour choices will always lean towards more versatile colours such as white or beige, you can still have fun outdoors with these colour trends, by painting outside furniture in bright colours, or incorporating accent colours into cushions. Pantone have developed 8 unique palettes. They have given them enticing names such as Resourceful, Playful, Verdure and Tech-nique. Here are just a few of the highlights as well as our colour painting tips on what to watch out for in 2018: Complementary Blue and Orange Nothing quite catches the eye like blue and orange. And these 2 colours look fantastic together. For a look that is contemporary without being overwhelming, stick to blue and grey-blue walls complemented with orange and red tones in accent furnishings and cushions. A Touch of Minion Yellow Yes, we said Minions. When you’re choosing a paint colour and you want to pick something that is highly fashionable, then you should know that yellow is very on trend at the moment. It should not be made overpowering. Rather, select a base palette that is neutral – either blue greys or warm beiges, and make your yellow accents pop by using them sparingly. Pink Power If you’re choosing a luxury house paint, why not choose a luxury colour that oozes elegance? Barbie pink is out, and subtle shades are in. If you want to incorporate pink, think dusty rose and blush, with accents of berry shades. Sage green and rose gold make fantastic accent colours to use with a pink colour scheme. Brights And Whites Turquoise, pink and purple – balanced with bright white – makes for an interior house paint palette that is bright and almost seems to sparkle. Combine with fresh clean neutrals (no dusty tones) for the best effect. Warrior Paints stocks a wide variety of luxury interior and exterior house paint. For more information and other house painting tips, please contact us...

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