Can You Paint Your Home’s Exterior Brick Walls?

Can You Paint Your Home’s Exterior Brick Walls?

As new homes are designed and built over the decades, certain looks and styles become outdated and old-fashioned. Brick faced walls are seen as an antiquated look by many people. If you are one of the people who is looking for ways to revive their face brick wall, the good news is that it can be done. However, there are certain things you will have to keep in mind in order to make an informed decision about whether this is the right route to follow for your home. Benefits The benefit of painting a face brick house is that it can have a dramatic effect at a relatively low cost. If you have brown or yellow brick exterior walls, a dark colour such as grey or a classical colour like white can completely change the look and feel of your home. Drawbacks The drawback that you need to keep in mind is that taking the step of painting the exterior brick is permanent. Much like a tattoo, reversing the effect after it has been done can be painful, costly, and it will not ever be restored to its former glory. Therefore, you have to be absolutely sure about taking this leap as well as the colour you have chosen. If you want to try to visualise what the result will be before you take the plunge and buy the paint, you can take a photo of your house and use an online paint tool to get a feel for what the result will be. Another aspect to keep in mind is how you will keep your painted brick house clean. Painted bricks will show dirt and debris more quickly, so you may need to invest in a power washer so that you can clean your walls periodically (something that you may not have needed to do if you did not paint your brick walls). Warrior Paints offers a variety of exterior paint products. We can guide you on your house-painting project. Contact us for more information...

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Inspirational Tips, Paint Colours and Ideas for Toddlers’ Bedrooms

Inspirational Tips, Paint Colours and Ideas for Toddlers’ Bedrooms

Are you looking for painting tips to turn your youngster’s room into a fantasy land that they will love to spend time in? Coming up with a great colour scheme for your son or daughter’s room is a fun experience because the playful nature of children allows you to have more creative freedom. If your child is an energetic little bundle, you can inject his or her bubbly personality into the room with bright, vibrant colours like canary yellow, lime green or Wimpy ketchup red. If your child is of a quieter nature, you can opt for a calm or sweet colour combination such as a light blue or a soft pink. Before you decide on the paint colours that you will use for your child’s bedroom, you first need to decide whether the room will be themed or not. Some themes that you may want to consider include: Outer Space, Underwater, Magical Forest, Jungle, Princess Towers and Fairies, and many more. Your child’s interests can help you decide whether a theme is the way to go. If the theme is based on a popular movie, you need to realise that this fad could pass and the room may quickly become outdated or ‘too young’ in your child’s eyes. It is better to stick to universal themes that are not related to the popularity of a current book or movie. You can also decide how outrageous or subtle you want the theme to be. More outrageous themed kids’ rooms will require more paint and more colour shades, tones and hues in order to bring the theme to life in the space. Your child’s age can also help you determine which route to take when decorating and painting their bedroom. The older the child, the more input they should have in how their room will be decorated. Whether you want a nautical bedroom theme, a rustic theme that mimics the rest of your home’s décor, or something completely outrageous, Warrior Paints can help you choose a paint colour. Contact us for high-quality interior house paint...

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3 Mistakes People Make When Choosing Paint Colours

3 Mistakes People Make When Choosing Paint Colours

Need to buy luxury house paint? Avoid these common mistakes that people make when choosing paint colours: Only Looking At Colour Strips Before You Choose A Colour While a colour strip is a handy tool to have when narrowing down your options between different colours, the sample is much too small to get an accurate idea of what it will look like on your walls. Another problem with colour strips is that the colour you are considering is too close to other shades and tones. You need to see the colour in isolation in order to make a well-informed decision. Not Observing The Colour In Your Own Environment It’s not possible to make a mental imprint of the colour you saw in a showroom and carry it home and onto your walls in your head. Everything from the amount of natural light your room gets to the colour of your curtains, furniture and finishes can have an impact on the final colour that you will see on your walls. Your best bet is to choose your favourite colours and paint them on sections of your interior walls that you intend to paint. Observe the colour over a few days so that you can get a sense of the shade and tone during the day and at night time. Using Online Tools To Find The Perfect Colour Technology and the digital revolution continue to change virtually every industry, and the building environment and interior design sectors are no different. Many paint suppliers offer online colour matching and colour selection tools, which makes it seem like you can redecorate your home from the comfort of your desk. The problem with this approach is that a screen can’t accurately display the colours of the paint. The shade that you see on the screen will probably be very different from the paint colour that ends up getting delivered to your house. Need more information about choosing a paint colour or buying luxury house paint? Then contact Warrior Paints...

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Painting Tips: How to Choose the Right Colours for Your Office

Painting Tips: How to Choose the Right Colours for Your Office

The space that you work in can have a profound effect on your mood as well as your productivity levels. If you are a company owner or if your company encourages you to add your own personality to your office space, then it’s a good idea to spend some time thinking about choosing the right colours for your office. Here are our painting tips: Consider Your Industry and Work Tasks If you are a graphic designer or musician, you may want your work space to inspire creativity and get you energised. If you work as an accountant or do a job that requires a lot of concentration over extended periods of time, you may want to opt for a modern, sleek look that can enable deep thinking without distractions. Besides considering the type of work that you want to complete in your office, also think about what you want clients and guests to feel when they enter your space. If you work in a more traditional industry such as the banking sector, you may want to stick to hues of white and grey with only a few bright accents. Calming colours are green while upbeat colours are usually reds. So, experiment with different combinations to get the right ambience that you are aiming for. Need acrylic paint? Then get in touch with Warrior Paints...

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Choosing Colours and Paint Types for Your Master Bedroom

Choosing Colours and Paint Types for Your Master Bedroom

Interior house paint comes in literally any colour, type and finish. The colour you choose for your master bedroom, however, has to be carefully thought through. Here are a few tips to guide you through the process:   How Do You Want To Feel In Your Master Bedroom?   Some people want to feel energised and upbeat when they enter their bedroom, while others want to feel calm and docile. You may prefer a light and breezy atmosphere as opposed to a dark and cosy environment.   Most people prefer a relaxing atmosphere for their master bedroom. Remember that even if you choose a neutral shade, you can always spruce up the environment with vibrant throw pillows, lamp shades and other decor items.   Do You Want One Colour Or Multiple Hues?   You don’t have to stick to a single colour in your master bedroom. If you want a red room, for example, you can complement the warm tones with shades of yellow and orange. A green room can similarly be complimented with beiges and gold. You could also consider high-sheen paint or a stencil pattern on your ceiling to add more character to the space.   Finish Types   The interior paint finishes to choose from include flat, eggshell, semi-gloss and high-gloss. While eggshell has a subtle finish, it doesn’t draw attention to imperfections, which makes it ideal for interior paint jobs. Gloss finishes are generally used on trims but they can also be used with certain colours to great effect. Be mindful of the fact that the higher gloss paints highlight imperfections and they also take longer to dry. Need help to choose a paint colour? Then get in touch with Warrior Paints...

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