Why curb appeal matters

Selling your house? If you want to make your house and property look as attractive as possible from the road, especially for prospective buyers, you need to invest in something called ‘curb appeal’. Curb appeal can make the difference between your house sitting on the market for months or ‘sold’. For this you could need as little as some good quality exterior house paint. Adding real value to your home Although there are several ways to add curb appeal to your home, one of the most important is painting the exterior of your house. If the exterior of your home looks shabby, it won’t matter how much landscaping or other ‘dressing up’ you do, you will lose potential sales – because first impressions really do matter. Painting the exterior of home and other buildings doesn’t just add an ‘attractive’ factor to entice potential buyers; it increases the real value of your home and property. It’s therefore an essential investment, and well worth using high quality paints and painting services to do the job. Exterior painting as an investment Depending on the original state of your property, you may need to dig deep to create the kind of curb appeal that will add significant value to your home. There’s no getting around that, but in terms of return on investment, an extensive exterior paint job is the least expensive. The reward will far outweigh the outlay. In addition, few people will want to purchase a home that requires an extensive paint job, while many buyers might be enticed by the landscaping possibilities a so-called ‘blank canvas’ can offer. Exterior house paint can transform a house It’s not just the ‘fresh lick’ of exterior house paint, but the look and character that the house painting creates. You can turn unappealing or ordinary into enticing and exciting just through choosing a paint colour that can transform your home. This can add as much value to your home as interior design, and this will in turn get your house sold more quickly – and for more. Contact us today to let the team at Warrior Paints assist you with questions, advice and supplies for house painting, creating superb curb appeal with exterior house paint and with choosing a colour that will make all the difference. We stock the full range of South Africa’s best luxury house paint and painting products and we can help you add real value to your...

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3 Painting Tips to Prevent Mess, Mishaps and More!

From accidental drips to unfortunate spills, painting a room can often be a messy business! Luckily, with the help of these three painting tips from the team at Warrior Paints, it definitely doesn’t have to be… Aluminium Foil is Your Friend One of the best things to have on hand when house painting is aluminium foil as it can be used to prevent plenty of the un-pleasantries often associated with the process. First of all, if you’re not keen on having to wash out your roller pan every day, simply line it with aluminium foil before filling it with paint. You can also use it to protect door knobs when painting on doors – just wrap it snugly all around them and VOILA! Grab a Bucket A 19 litre bucket will do the trick when house painting with the help of a ladder. Simply place your can of paint and brush inside the bucket and use paint-can hooks to hang them. There’ll also be plenty of room in the bucket for your rags, putty knife and paint scraper, making it much easier to avoid messy paint spills. Use Some Masking Tape One of the most common painting tips is to use masking tape to avoid painting over areas that you want to keep clean. However, it can also be used to stop paint from getting into the groove at the top of your paint can. It’s less messy, and you’ll be saving paint in the process. When it comes to interior house paint, very drop counts! Are you searching for more helpful painting tips? Perhaps you need assistance when it comes to choosing a paint colour or finding the right acrylic paint for your project? Whatever your needs, you can count on Warrior Paints to lend a helping hand. Contact us today for more...

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Painting Tips for Refreshing Your Home on A Budget

Looking for helpful painting tips in terms of sticking to your budget? Refreshing your home with a new lick of paint doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise. Here are money-saving suggestions from the experts to keep in mind: Store Your Brushes and Rollers in a Plastic Packet in the Fridge You can save a lot of interior house paint by ensuring that your brushes and rollers don’t dry out. Keep them moist by storing them in a plastic packet and keeping it in the fridge. If you don’t plan on resuming the paint job for a couple of days, you can even pop the packet into the freezer. Invest in Primer Yes, it may cost you a little extra to start off with, but it will save you hundreds of rands in the long run! Primer helps to ensure that the paint properly adheres to the surface onto which it is applied, and ultimately makes it last longer. You will also need less paint to cover the surface when using a primer as it allows for more even distribution. Buy Quality Paint Once again, it’s going to cost you extra now but will save you plenty in the future. Don’t be tempted to buy cheap acrylic paint. The chances are good that you will have to repaint a lot sooner than you’d hoped to! When your house paint is of a better quality, you will be sure to enjoy it for many years to come. In search of even more house painting tips? Perhaps you need help choosing a paint colour? Whatever your painting requirements, Warrior Paints is the place to be. Contact us today to learn more or to locate a store near...

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Neutral Doesn’t Mean Boring When You’re Choosing Interior House Paint

Most of the time, when people choose interior house paint, they want to find a colour that make a bold statement. However, what they should really be thinking about is choosing a house paint that will best complement each individual room. Sometimes, neutral is better! Here are just a few reasons why neutral colours always make for a great choice: Neutral Colours Draw Attention to Furnishings Think about it – what would you want a guest to notice first? The bright purple colour of your living room walls? Or the stunning new leather couch you just purchased? If you decided on the latter, neutral colours will be sure to work in your favour. Instead of drawing attention away from the different highlights of the room, they will complement and emphasise them. You Will Never Grow Tired of Them Sure, that oxblood red may seem like a good idea now… but how are you going to feel about its boldness in a few months’ time? The great news is that neutral colours never go out of fashion! There’s Even More Opportunity to Get Creative The best part about opting for a neutral interior house paint is the fact that it gives you the chance to get creative with exciting, colourful accents in terms of other aspects of your home. If your walls are neutral, you will be able to invest in a slightly more adventurous rug, carpet or coffee table without overwhelming the room. Are you looking for the best neutral interior house paint in South Africa? Perhaps you need help choosing a paint colour or finding the right acrylic paint? Whatever your needs, Warrior Paints is where you want to be! Contact us today to find out...

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How to choose the right colour exterior house paint

There’s nothing quite like going with your personal preference to ensure a look you’ll love for years to come. There are, however, a few factors to consider that might just change your mind and influence the final colour you choose for your exterior house paint. Take a look at our painting tips for choosing an exterior house paint colour. Consider your neighbours Your choice of exterior house paint can affect the look of your whole street. Take a drive through your neighbourhood and take note of what colours seem to be popular to ensure a look that will blend in to the overall palette of the area. Consider your environment Do you want your home to blend into the background or to stand out against the environment? If your home is situated against a wild landscape, you might want it to blend in, but if you’re one of many homes in a suburb, perhaps you want to make a statement everyone will notice. Consider your landscaping Take your inspiration from elements that you’re not likely to change, such as stonework, pathways, driveways, and of course the colour of your roof, as you’re not likely to change any of these in a hurry, unless you’re planning a complete overhaul. Your paint colours should tie into these elements, picking up on undertones in a harmonious way. Consider your style Whether your home is a period masterpiece, a modern mansion or somewhere in between, your exterior paint colour should suit the architectural style. Paint experts can help to advise you on colours that will suit the look you’re going for. Consider your palette When it comes to choosing an exterior paint, it’s not as simple as choosing one colour. You’ll also have to consider your accent colour (on doors and shutters) and your trim colour, which goes on window frames, gutters, railing and other trimwork – ideally your trim colour should stand out against your main wall colour, while your accent colours should be just that – bright pops of colour to create interest and effect. Looking for inspiration? Need advice on house painting? With a wide range of paints, including paint primer and acrylic paints, for you to choose from, why not pop in to Warrior Paints today or give us a call for more...

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How to maintain a painted metal roof or garden fence

Do you think that maintaining a painted metal roof or fence is a chore beyond your abilities? Think again! With a little DIY know-how, keeping the exterior house paint of your home looking spick, span and spotless is actually a simple process. The most important skill you need to have under your belt however, is knowing how to paint metal: if metal surfaces are not correctly prepared in the first place, then maintenance will be near impossible. 1.Clean the roof or garden fence to be painted thoroughly When it comes to any kind of house painting, a clean start is essential. Remove as much rust and old paint as possible using a wire scourer, sandpaper and paint stripper. If the metal you are painting is new, use a mild detergent to remove any oils on the surface. Apply a metal paint primer Since acrylic paint works best on metal, you should choose an oil based primer, and apply 2 coats, allowing for thorough drying time inbetween. Apply 2 to 3 coats of acrylic paint Use a brush rather than spray paint for a better, longer lasting finish. Paint thin, even coats and allow each coat to dry completely before applying the next. Apply an appropriate sealer For exterior surfaces, apply a sealer to add protection against the elements. Maintain the colour and shine Once a year, wash the roof or fence using a high pressure hose and a mild solution of detergent and ammonia, rinsing thoroughly with clean water. Apply sealer if necessary. Whether you’re sprucing up the roof or choosing a paint colour for the new garden fence, Warrior Paints has all the tips, tricks and products you need. For more information, please contact us...

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