Painting a nursey? You need eco-friendlier acrylic latex paint!

When preparing a nursery for a new baby you want every element to be as safe as possible. Warrior Paints is proud to supply eco-friendlier acrylic latex paint and it’s an ideal choice for any baby’s nursery! This type of paint is low VOC, low odour and available in either a matte or luxurious sheen finish. It’s washable, durable and has enhanced stain resistance – ideal for a baby’s room. Selecting a paint colour for the nursery walls can be challenging, even if you think you know exactly what you want. There are so many different shades of acrylic latex paint to choose from that you may find yourself unable to decide. The colour experts at Warrior Paints are always happy to assist you in any way we can and we’ll gladly offer our professional advice on which colours might suit the nursery best. Benefits of eco-friendlier acrylic latex paint include:  Being suited for high-traffic areas or areas prone to staining. Any new parent can tell you that this is an important factor! Being easy to clean. If there are any messes – and there will be messes – walls coated in this paint are simple to clean. And Due to its low odour and low VOC, it’s suitable for nurseries and rooms for the elderly as there are no harmful side effects. If you’d like to know more about the eco-friendlier paints available from Warrior Paints, stop by one of our locations and our staff will be happy to give you more information. We not only sell paint but all the supplies you need to get the job done such as rollers, paint brushes, painter’s tape, protective coverings and more. Contact us today and learn more about acrylic latex...

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What projects need acrylic latex paint?

Compared to other paints, acrylic latex paints can be considered a bit on the expensive side. This however, is for good reason and for some projects there can be nothing less than acrylic latex paint used. But which projects call for this highly durable, flexible paint? Read on to find out what calls for acrylic latex paint and why. Painting the exterior of your home If you’re looking to paint the exterior of your home, whether for the first time on a newly-constructed building, or re-painting as general upkeep and maintenance, acrylic latex paint is the way to go. It comes in a variety of finishes, including matte, eggshell, low sheen, satin, semi-gloss as well as high gloss. This means that whatever finish you want your paint to have, acrylic latex paint will deliver. The exterior of your home will be subject to the elements. Whether it’s heavy downpour, howling winds, souring temperatures or bitter cold, your exterior house paint needs to be able to withstand all of it. Houses contract and expand with the rise and fall of the temperature gauge, which means without a decent paint, you’ll quickly start to notice ugly cracks appearing. Acrylic latex paint solves this problem by being highly durable and flexible, which means it will expand and contract with your home. It also holds colour more effectively, which means there’s less chance of the sun fading the colour away. Painting interiors Acrylic enamel is the choice paint for interiors, in particular kitchens and bathrooms. It can be used not only on walls, but also on wooden surfaces, such as doors, door frames, window frames, window sills and balustrades. It’s excellent at withstanding humidity and regular cleaning. Acrylic latex paint also has a smooth finish, which makes it ideal for decorative painting. Projects where acrylic latex paint is not ideal Acrylic latex paint is perfect for projects that require flexibility and durability, however as a water-based paint, it does not do well when exposed to a lot of water. It’s for this reason that it should be avoided when painting anything that will be immersed in water for any period of time, such as boats, bathroom floors and pools. If you’re looking for acrylic latex paints in a wide variety of colours, do not hesitate to contact us...

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Here’s what you need to know about acrylic latex paint

Scratching your head about different paint types? What exactly is acrylic latex paint? What is it used for? The questions could go on and on, so here’s some information to keep you from going a bit crazy with confusion. Keep reading to make sure you choose the right paint for the right job. What is acrylic latex paint? Basically, there are two types of paint: acrylic latex, and oil-based or alkyd paint. Often acrylic latex paint is simply referred to as latex paint. With all types of paint, the composition is a solid (or a binder) and a vehicle. The binder in acrylic latex paint is acrylic resin and the vehicle in the paint is water. What makes acrylic latex paint better? Acrylic latex paint is of superior quality amongst the water-based paint. In addition to this, acrylic latex paint (unlike oil-based paint) is more breathable, flexible and washable. It also adheres better and is more opaque, plus it retains colour more effectively. It’s also a lot easier to apply, since your painting equipment – including brushes – can easily be cleaned using soapy water as opposed to thinners, which can be extremely dangerous to keep around the house. What is acrylic latex paint used for? Since the paint is so flexible and extremely durable, acrylic latex paint is most often used to paint exterior walls. It binds particularly well to the rough surfaces of walls, such as brick and plaster, but doesn’t do too well on glossy surfaces. Acrylic latex paint is one of the more expensive paints, but it is worth it in the long-run to withstand the elements it will face as well as the expansion and contraction from heat and cold. That’s all you need to know about acrylic latex paint. But if you have any more questions, or are looking to paint your home in the future, contact us today for expert...

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