5 Elements That Are Making Your Home Look Dated

5 Elements That Are Making Your Home Look Dated

Does your home look like it belongs in the history books? The interior house paint experts at Warrior Paints list 5 elements that make your house look dated: Poufs and Bean Bags Bean bags and Moroccan poufs that are scattered near sofas and chairs may pose as extra seating space, but people rarely use them. The reason for this is that they are often the same height as a coffee table or an ottoman, making them too close to the ground for people to feel comfortable sitting on. Besides the impracticality of these interior décor items, it’s also an outdated look that belongs in the past. Old-Fashioned Kitchen Cabinets Many homes from the late 1990s were kitted with wooden kitchen cabinets. What makes these cabinets look particularly old-fashioned is the French-style carvings around the edges. If you want to instantly modernise your kitchen, invest in new cabinetry. Dark, Heavy Drapes Curtains, blinds and drapes can be expensive, especially if you have many large windows throughout your living spaces. Besides making your interior look like a medieval castle, it also darkens the room and can make it somewhat depressing. Replace dark, heavy drapes with modern blinds or lighter curtains in a more neutral tone. Wallpaper While there are many cutting-edge wallpaper designs available, the antiquated flowers and borders are very outdated. Luckily, removing wallpaper is quick, easy, and cost-effective. Outdated Paint Colours And Chipped, Cracking Paint Few things can make your home look as old-fashioned as chipped, cracking paint in old, outdated colours. A fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to give your home a face lift. Looking for interior house paint? Warrior Paints offers a wide variety of acrylic paint and luxury house paints. Contact us for more information...

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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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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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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 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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