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As new homes are designed and built over the decades, certain looks and styles become outdated and old-fashioned.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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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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Should you paint before or after you move into your new home?

Should you paint before or after you move into your new home?

Moving into a new home can be very exciting and decorating is a big contributor to this excitement. While most people think that the smart thing to do is paint the interior of your home before you move in, waiting until you’ve moved in also makes a lot of sense. It’s true that a house painting job will be easier if your rooms aren’t filled with furniture, rugs and personal belongings, but if your goal is to create a truly cohesive space, then you need a bit of time to settle in and take in your new surroundings. You may have an idea of the paint colours that you want to use in various rooms, but it’s easy to forget that there is a very wide variety of paint shades, hues and tones. The amount of natural and artificial light a room gets throughout the day, for example, can have a big impact on the way that a paint tint complements your artwork, flooring and furniture. Many interior designers advise clients to first move their belongings into a home before they pick a paint colour. Paint manufacturers such as Warrior Paint can guide you through the process of investigating the various interior house paint colours that can meet your needs. Need more information about luxury house paint? Then contact us for more information...

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