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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How to maintain your exterior house paint job

At Warrior Paints our motto is “Affordable lasting luxury” because we understand the importance of your exterior house paint job looking as good as new for years to come. With our 7 Year Guarantee of Quality, we are committed to ensuring that our paints are of the highest quality to meet your painting needs. As South Africans, living in an environment where weather conditions range from scorching heat to bitter cold, it is essential to understand the ins and outs of house painting, in particular what it takes to maintain a paint job. As experts in house paint, Warrior Paints would like to offer you a few painting tips when it comes to maintenance: Prepare your surface. Before painting the exterior of your house, be sure to remove old paint and clean your surface. This includes getting rid of mould and fungus, where Warrior Anti-Fungal Wash can be used. Ensure that your paint is of the highest quality. At Warrior Paints, we guarantee the lasting luxury of our paints and understand how crucial it is that a paint job looks great well into the future. Use multiple coats of paint. For lasting quality, use a primer prior to painting, following which you should apply at least two coats of paint. Understand that a paint job will require additional work. Weather plays a pivotal role in house painting and if you live in an area with a harsh climate, you will likely have to touch up your paint job from time to time. The material which you paint on is also important, where, for instance, wooden surfaces are likely to require more attention over the years. Whether you need help choosing a paint colour or advice on the best products for your job, our team at Warrior Paint is here to meet all your paint needs. Want to make sure that you choose the perfect house paint for a look and feel that dazzles? Contact Warrior Paints...

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How to choose exterior house paint that hand handle South African sun, sea and rain

South Africa’s climate can be harsh. Depending on where you live, your home could be exposed to piping hot sun, flash floods and hail – sometimes all in one week. The exterior house paint you choose for your home needs to withstand these elements. It’s common for people to disregard the influence of weather on their paint jobs, but bad weather can ruin your paint job before you get started, while you are painting as well as after the paint job is done. Similarly, the time of you year you paint will also impact the type of paint you choose (you could struggle to get your paint to dry properly during very cold weather, for example). If you’re painting during the heat of the summer, the paint could dry very quickly and leave unsightly lap marks on your walls. Living in Port Elizabeth, or other windy areas, can sometimes be problematic, as the wind could cause dirt to blow onto your walls before the paint has dried. When homeowners consider an exterior paint job, they’re usually looking for a high quality paint that won’t crack and leave marks after a few years. There are, however, other things that can occur without being noticed immediately, such as exterior paint fading over time, becoming chalky due to exposure to the sun or the paint simply losing its original glow. If you’re looking for house paints that can withstand South African weather, then visit a Warrior Paints branch near you. Contact us for more information...

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