Painting tips: How to repaint your baseboards and trim

Often overlooked when it comes to interior décor and house painting, your baseboards and trim, those humble strips of wood that sit at the bottom of your walls and around your doors, have the power to transform a room with very little time and effort! Take a look at these painting tips for a quick and easy home makeover: Step 1: Clean. Baseboards and trim seem to have a knack for accumulating dust and dirt, so make sure they’re nice and clean before you even think of applying paint! Step 2: Tape. To stop paint bleeding onto your walls, apply tape along the wall itself, where the wall and baseboard or trim meet. Press it down firmly to make sure there are no bumps or bubbles where paint could creep underneath. Step 3: Cover. Tape plastic sheeting to your floors and make sure they’re flush with the bottom of the baseboards to prevent any paint getting onto your carpets or wooden floors. Step 4: Paint. If you’re simply giving your baseboards and trim a quick refresh and touch-up, then one coat of paint should be enough. Of course, if you’re painting a new colour, you will probably need at least two coats to ensure even coverage. Step 5: Strip. Remove your tape while the paint is still wet. Pull at an angle for best results and perfectly crisp edges. Keep a piece of newspaper nearby to roll the tape onto and then simply bundle the whole lot into the bin for a no fuss, no mess solution. Step 6: Enjoy. Whether you’re going for a crisp, fresh, white trim or you’re tempted to splash out with a bit of colour, sprucing up your baseboards and trim are a quick, easy and cost-effective way to breathe new life into a room! For more painting tips or advice on choosing a paint colour, contact us today! Warrior Paints have a wide range of interior house paint, acrylic paint and luxury house paints for you to choose...

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How to paint your home for show day

How to paint your home for show day   Selling your home is a big deal and can be quite stressful for a homeowner. You want to make sure you get the best price for your home and the only way to do this is to ensure that your home looks its best. Many realtors advise home owners to invest in interior house paint when they are thinking about putting their homes on the market.  We’ve rounded up a few important things that you should know to make sure the job is as quick and painless as possible:   Buy enough paint One mistake that homeowners make is not buying enough paint, which results in multiple trips to the paint store. To make matters worse, they forget to get the exact colour code and end up buying a slightly off-colour shade to the one they started with. Talk to a paint supplier about the amount of paint you will need so that they can make the calculation for you. If you are mixing paint yourself, mix several cans in one bucket so that you have a consistent paint colour.   Trims first Wondering which part of an interior room to paint first? Start with the trimmings, then move to the ceiling and do the wall last.   Avoid lap marks Inexperienced painters often make the mistake of painting smaller sections of a ceiling or wall, which can lead to lap marks. In order to avoid lap marks, roll the full height of the ceiling or wall.   Remember the tools Besides rollers and brushes, remember to buy either cotton or plastic drops to cover your furniture.   Keep it neutral Remember that the person buying your home might have their own interior décor ideas, so don’t opt for funky colours that might not appeal to them.   Need interior house paint? Then contact Warrior Paints...

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Three inspirational painting tips and ideas to make your hallway a focus point

Hallways can easily become bland, unappealing areas of a home. The team at Warrior Paints has come up with three painting tips you can use to make your hallway a focus point: Erase the tunnel effect of long hallways In South Africa, many homes are large, single-story homes. This can inherently lead to a number of long hallways and as any avid decorator will know, this can create an unwanted ‘tunnel’ effect. In order to erase the tunnel effect, consider painting one side of the hallway a different colour. Not only does this erase the tunnel effect, but it will make the hallway appear wider. If you have chosen a beige colour, for example, consider going a few shades light for one side of the hallway and a darker shade for the opposite side. Paint the end of the hallway a different colour Another great tip is to paint the end of the hallway in a completely unique, stand-out colour. The unique colour at the end of the hallway provides direction and interest. Lighten dark areas If a part of the hallway is in a dark area, lighten the effect by choosing a paint that is a few shades lighter than the rest of the house or the rest of the hallway. Make sure you’re using top quality, industry leading paint in order to get the job done. Warrior Paints offers a wide variety of interior decorating paints that you can use to give your home, hallway or rooms a facelift. Contact us for more information...

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How to get the vintage look with luxury house paint

A popular trend in the interior decorating industry is to give a home a vintage look. Vintage is not only unique and artsy, but it’s also elegant and sophisticated and can easily compliment antique furniture within a home. One way to get the vintage look with luxury house paint is to use a technique called ‘ragging’. What you will need: Glaze colour A paint pan A paint roller Your base paint colour Make sure the glaze colour and base paint colour complement each other (for example, match a light beige with caramel or a camel-type colour). Your first step is to carefully roll the glaze paint onto the wall, taking particular care to roll the paint as evenly as possible. Try to do 3m sections at a time, starting from the ceiling and working your way down to the floor. This technique works well when there’s more than one person so that one person can focus on doing the glazing and the other can get started with the ragging. Take a 100% cotton piece of fabric for the ragging process (you can also use different materials such as velvet or t-shirt material in order to create a different effect). Roll the fabric into a small ball and dab onto the glaze. A good tip is to change your hand positioning throughout the dabbing process so that you don’t get the exact same imprint everywhere. The final layer of paint will add richness to the vintage effect on your wall. Need luxury house paint for your home? Contact Warrior Paints...

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Painting Tips for your Home’s Ceilings

Painting a ceiling at home can be more difficult than many people assume. This is why we would like to share some professional painting tips to ensure you always get the ideal results you desire. These tips apply to acrylic paints, luxury house paints and any other high quality interior house paints which we provide. Painting tips – Cover and Protect your Belongings The biggest problem many people find when painting their ceilings is primarily because of the angle, paint tends to splash and drip everywhere. This is why you will always see newspaper and plastic covering the floor and furniture when professional contractors are painting. This is a simple and effective way of protecting your belongings, without much labour or cost involved. Painting tips – Repair any damages before applying interior house paint As industry experts, we often see examples of people not repairing damages before applying luxury house paint to their interiors. Unfortunately, this is a big pitfall, as many of these small damages will show through the new paintwork. So always do any crack-filling, drywall repairs or other fixes before painting and you will ensure great, lasting results every time. If you would like to know more about Warrior Paints, or if you would like to speak with professionals about house painting, choosing a paint colour or any other painting tips and techniques – contact us...

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