Our best tips for painting your interior office space

You do not always need to hire a painter to paint your office. Use these game-changing tips to create the best look for your office space:

  • Choose the right colour palette

A recent University of Texas study found that bland grey, beige and white offices induced feelings of sadness and depression, especially in women. Men, on the other hand, experienced similarly gloomy feelings in purple and orange workspaces.

Warmer colours like reds and yellows are more stimulating, yet they can also be jolting. Cooler colours like blues, greens and pastels can create a calmer working environment.

Angela Wright, a renowned colour psychologist due to her scientific theory known as the Colour Affects System, says: “What defines whether a colour is stimulating or soothing is not the colour, it’s the intensity. A strong bright colour will stimulate, and a colour with low saturation will soothe.”

Wright believes blue colours stimulate the mind and are an ideal colour for an office where logic and reason is important. Yellow stimulates emotion and is best for an artistic office space.

Choose from Warrior Paints extensive range of quality paints to find the best colour for your business.

  • Tint the Primer

You can tint the primer by mixing a small amount of the top-coat paint into it. Primer has three uses: it blocks stains from bleeding through, it allows a one-coat coverage for the paint and, most importantly, it improves paint adhesion. This greatly reduces blisters and peeling which – not a professional look for any office.

  • Use canvas and not plastic to cover the floor

Plastic cloths become a slippery hazard easily. Canvas drop cloths absorb the paint.

  • Use an Extension Pole instead of a ladder

Ladders lead to falls. They are not ideal for indoor spaces so choose a pole with a soft, non-slip grip and a rigid metal core. All plastic handles are too flexible, which make them hard to control.

  • Use Paint grids instead of paint trays

A paint grid is a rigid metal or plastic screen that hooks onto the rim of the bucket. This is a neater and faster way to remove excess paint.

  • Store your tools

Instead of cleaning all paintbrushes, you can wrap them in plastic and refrigerate them. When you retrieve them the next day, wait thirty minutes and the brushes will still be supple. Store the paint in a cool, well-ventilated area.

We offer a wide selection of quality paints in stylish colours. For more information, visit our website: http://www.warriorpaints.co.za/

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