How to choose the right colour exterior house paint

There’s nothing quite like going with your personal preference to ensure a look you’ll love for years to come. There are, however, a few factors to consider that might just change your mind and influence the final colour you choose for your exterior house paint. Take a look at our painting tips for choosing an exterior house paint colour. Consider your neighbours Your choice of exterior house paint can affect the look of your whole street. Take a drive through your neighbourhood and take note of what colours seem to be popular to ensure a look that will blend in to the overall palette of the area. Consider your environment Do you want your home to blend into the background or to stand out against the environment? If your home is situated against a wild landscape, you might want it to blend in, but if you’re one of many homes in a suburb, perhaps you want to make a statement everyone will notice. Consider your landscaping Take your inspiration from elements that you’re not likely to change, such as stonework, pathways, driveways, and of course the colour of your roof, as you’re not likely to change any of these in a hurry, unless you’re planning a complete overhaul. Your paint colours should tie into these elements, picking up on undertones in a harmonious way. Consider your style Whether your home is a period masterpiece, a modern mansion or somewhere in between, your exterior paint colour should suit the architectural style. Paint experts can help to advise you on colours that will suit the look you’re going for. Consider your palette When it comes to choosing an exterior paint, it’s not as simple as choosing one colour. You’ll also have to consider your accent colour (on doors and shutters) and your trim colour, which goes on window frames, gutters, railing and other trimwork – ideally your trim colour should stand out against your main wall colour, while your accent colours should be just that – bright pops of colour to create interest and effect. Looking for inspiration? Need advice on house painting? With a wide range of paints, including paint primer and acrylic paints, for you to choose from, why not pop in to Warrior Paints today or give us a call for more...

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Choose the right primer for a commercial project

There are few things as exciting as embarking on a new commercial paint project. There are however so many factors to consider in such a project that important aspects, like choosing the right paint primer, are easy to overlook. Why you need to use a paint primer Without a foundation a building won’t stand. The same applies to paint. A good paint primer can make all the difference. Paint will only look good if the right primer and painting techniques have been properly applied. To be able to choose the right primer for the job you need to be clued up on issues such as the type of surface or material that is used in your project. There are literally hundreds of surface and material combinations these days. Knowing exactly what materials and surfaces you will be working with will help you in finding the perfect primer for the job. Another factor to consider is the environment you’re working in. Different primers will have different reactions to environmental conditions. Sunlight and moisture can have an impact on the drying times of the primer. Even the paint that you intend to use may have an effect on your choice of a primer. Make sure you consult with a paint expert to get the right paint and primer combination. Tips on choosing the right primer for paint projects: Adhering to the substrate: The most important role of paint primer is to form a base coat on which you will paint or apply other products. The primer needs to bond with the surface and the type of material you will work with. Creating uniform surface: A good primer will make surface imperfections disappear and can even make different materials seamlessly merge into each other. Sealing pores: Pores can make a surface look rough and unrefined. Primers are excellent in taking that surface one step closer to perfection. With a good paint primer and some hard work you can make almost any surface look flawless. Preventing stains: Primers also have the added advantage of preventing stains. Use them to seal wood and other permeable materials. A good commercial paint primer will prevent stains, marks and other eye sores from bleeding through the surface. Make sure that your commercial project is a great success. Contact Warrior Paints for paint primers in South...

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