How to Prepare Your Home’s Exterior for Painting

How to Prepare Your Home’s Exterior for Painting

So, you’ve spent money on buying quality exterior house paint. How do you now make sure that it stands the test of time? Below, we provide you with some expert painting tips for getting the best possible bang for your buck when it comes to painting your home’s exterior. Wash the Walls  Dust and dirt can result in the exterior house paint not adhering as well as it should, meaning that you’ll have to repaint the walls a lot sooner than you had probably hoped to. Giving the walls a quick wash with a bit of water will help to avoid this. If you can get your hands on a pressure-washer, even better. Scrape, Scrape, Scrape  Using a paint scraper, get rid of any flaking paint once the walls have dried properly. This will make sure that you have a smoother surface to work with. Fill in the Cracks  Another hindrance in terms of getting a smooth surface, is cracks in the wall. Smooth these out with the help of some quality caulk and you’ll be good to go. Landscape  If there are any overhanging plants or branches, or any ivy growing on the walls themselves, make sure that you remove them before you get started. Apply Primer  Primer will help to make sure that your exterior house paint lasts for as long as possible. It’s definitely well worth the additional spend, saving you plenty of money in the long run. Are you looking to buy the best quality exterior house paint? Perhaps you need assistance with choosing a paint colour? Maybe you’re on the hunt for more house painting tips? Either way, it’s time to get in touch with the team at Warrior Paints! Specialising in acrylic paint, we can help you to get your home looking great...

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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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Create A Soothing Bathroom with These Design Tips

Create A Soothing Bathroom with These Design Tips

Are you looking for design and painting tips for your bathroom? Do you want to create a soothing paradise reminiscent of a 5-star health spa? You’ve come to the right place. Here are our pointers for getting it right: Choose the Right Colour Scheme  The acrylic paint that you decide to use will have a massive impact on the overall vibe of your bathroom, so choose wisely! Pastels and neutral colours work best in most bathrooms, however, earthy tones, such as a ‘mish-mash’ of different brown hues, also looks absolutely stunning. Ultimately, as with all house painting, it all comes down to personal preference. Rely on Natural Accents  Natural accents can breathe life into any bathroom. It’s the little things that really make all the difference, such as a bamboo bath mat, a large green plant for the corner and, of course, natural wooden blinds. Add Some Artwork  A tranquil painting or two can help to ensure that your bathroom feels a lot more soothing. Still-life artwork, as well as images of gorgeous, green landscapes, are all great choices to consider. Use Fresh Flowers  The trend these days is to use fake flowers in bathrooms because they last longer. However, they don’t have quite the same effect as fresh flowers do! Therefore, when you can, do your best to keep that vase filled with beautiful flora – you’ll be very glad that you did. Not only does it look glorious, but the smell is sure to help lift your spirits, too. At Warrior Paints, we specialise in more than just painting tips – we can satisfy all your house painting requirements! For the best acrylic paint in town, contact us...

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How to create a warm colour palette for your home

With so many interior paint colours to choose from these days, painting the interior of your home has never before offered the creative outlet that it does now. So, why stick to one colour for all your walls when you can create a ‘colour palette’? There are plenty of painting tips to help you get the look you want, as the days of reverting to standard off-white or ‘eggshell’– the colours that go with everything – are long gone. Paining tips for choosing interior paint colours It’s a well-known and accepted fact that colour effects the mood of a room – and indeed, your mood. So-called ‘cold colours’ include pale blues and greens and bright whites, and ‘warm colours’ include browns, reds, orange and yellow. However, you can’t just go painting the inside of house in the ‘warm colours’ and expect to create the right mood. You are more likely to create colour clashes and end up with the sense that the rooms are smaller. This is the last thing you want unless you really do want to make a large room seem smaller and cosier. Using colour wheels and swatches to create colour palettes This is where colour palettes come in. You can use paint colour swatches and colour wheels to choose four of five colours that complement each other to create the look and feel you want. A general rule of thumb when combining colours is that they don’t consist of clashing colours (colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel). Others are to stay away from solid primary colours, consider size of the room, your décor scheme and to also take into consideration the direction from which light enters your room. This importance of this point can be illustrated by the effect of an off-white paint with an orange or pink pigment in a room that gets late afternoon sunlight. The sunset light will pick up the otherwise ‘unseen’ pigment, transforming the light in the room and the feel of it with startling effect. The ideal ‘warm’ colour palette Having considered the above, start looking at colours with red, rose, orange and yellow pigments – concentrating on an off-white base with these pigments and restricting the use of darker colours to bedrooms and living areas that get a lot of light. Other good colours, depending on your décor, include the ‘earth’ tones – ideal for African-style lodge homes and cottages. With these ranges in the mix, house painting has never been more of an adventure! Contact us today to let the team at Warrior Paints assist you with questions, advice and painting tips, as well as supplies for creating the perfect warm interior look in your home. We stock the full range of South Africa’s best luxury house paint, acrylic paint and painting...

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Should you paint before or after you move house?

Should you have an opportunity to paint the interior of your new home before you move in to it, standard, practical advice would be to ‘do it’. It would save you a great deal of inconvenience, and you’d be moving into a new home with that enticing ‘freshly painted’ smell. Then again, you may not really know what you want until after you have moved in, and you have got to know the house better, what it needs and how light plays through the house. Interior house paint is more than just paint While it may involve some extra inconvenience, time and mess, it’s better to wait until after you have moved in to your home to repaint your interiors. Unless you are going for fresh white, off-white or eggshell throughout, it’s worth the time to explore the options offered by the huge range of interior paints now on offer. It could transform your living space beyond your wildest dreams. If you are planning to redo your interior design at some point after occupation, it is certainly is better to wait to be able to choose a paint colour, or combination of colours, that will go with the furniture and suit the rooms. With so many luxury house paint palettes available, you’d be wasting an invaluable opportunity to create the perfect interior by opting for a standard ‘pre-occupation’ house painting job, however tempting that night be. Contact us today to let the team at Warrior Paints assist you with questions, advice and supplies for painting your new house. We stock the full range of South Africa’s best luxury house paint and painting...

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