Painting Tips: How to Create a Feature Wall

Plain white walls come with a number of benefits, such as fitting in with changing décor and the ability to keep your space cool during the warmer summer months. As painting suppliers, however, we know the beautiful effect that can be achieved by creating a feature wall. Sometimes, a feature wall painted in a single, rich colour can turn a room into a space that you really want to spend time in. Here are the top painting tips that we always give painting contractors and DIY enthusiasts: Always start by prepping the wall before you paint it. Check the wall for any cracks, remove any screws and fill any holes that need to be filled. After this, give the entire wall a good scrub down with soap and water. By removing any dirt, grease and grime, you’re giving the paint a better chance to stick. Use masking tape to create the borders of your feature wall. Be sure to use masking tape that is intended for painting so that the paint isn’t removed along with the tape when you have finished the job. Once the tape is in place, you’re ready to start painting. Start by painting along the tape and in the corners. After this, you can use a paint roller for the rest of the wall. If you are using a rich, dark colour, you will need about three coats of paint for your feature wall. Now all you have to do is wait for your paint to dry before you can move furniture or other items back into place. Are you looking for luxury house paints, acrylic paint or a specific shade of interior house paint? Then visit Warrior Paints...

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When, Why and How to Use Paint Primer

When, Why and How to Use Paint Primer

When investing in acrylic paint for your home, you’ll want to make sure that it lasts for as long as possible. One of the best ways in which to do this is to properly prep your walls before painting them. Aside from washing and smoothing out the surface, it is important to apply a good quality paint primer, too. Here’s when, why and how to do so. When to Apply Paint Primer  It is a good idea to apply paint primer whenever you paint a wall in your home. The good news is that there are a wide variety of primers available on the market. So, whether you’re painting smooth interior walls or rough brick walls outside, you can rest assured that there’s a primer that’s perfect for the job! Why Use Paint Primer?  There are many reasons why primer is a must: It allows for improved adhesion of paint to the surface being painted It increases the durability of the paint It offers extra protection for the particular material that is being painted How to Apply Paint Primer  The paint primer must always be applied before the house paint itself – and allowed plenty of time to dry. It is also important to have properly prepped the walls beforehand, by washing them, scraping away any flaking paint and smoothing out any cracks. Once this has been done, you can apply the primer using a paint brush or paint roller depending on the size of the surface that you’re working with. For all of your house painting essentials, including acrylic paint and paint primer, you can always rely on Warrior Paints for the best. For more information, additional painting tips or assistance with choosing a paint colour, do not hesitate to get in touch with our...

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How to Prepare Your Home’s Exterior for Painting

How to Prepare Your Home’s Exterior for Painting

So, you’ve spent money on buying quality exterior house paint. How do you now make sure that it stands the test of time? Below, we provide you with some expert painting tips for getting the best possible bang for your buck when it comes to painting your home’s exterior. Wash the Walls  Dust and dirt can result in the exterior house paint not adhering as well as it should, meaning that you’ll have to repaint the walls a lot sooner than you had probably hoped to. Giving the walls a quick wash with a bit of water will help to avoid this. If you can get your hands on a pressure-washer, even better. Scrape, Scrape, Scrape  Using a paint scraper, get rid of any flaking paint once the walls have dried properly. This will make sure that you have a smoother surface to work with. Fill in the Cracks  Another hindrance in terms of getting a smooth surface, is cracks in the wall. Smooth these out with the help of some quality caulk and you’ll be good to go. Landscape  If there are any overhanging plants or branches, or any ivy growing on the walls themselves, make sure that you remove them before you get started. Apply Primer  Primer will help to make sure that your exterior house paint lasts for as long as possible. It’s definitely well worth the additional spend, saving you plenty of money in the long run. Are you looking to buy the best quality exterior house paint? Perhaps you need assistance with choosing a paint colour? Maybe you’re on the hunt for more house painting tips? Either way, it’s time to get in touch with the team at Warrior Paints! Specialising in acrylic paint, we can help you to get your home looking great...

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How to Add Architectural Interest to Your Home Using Paint

How to Add Architectural Interest to Your Home Using Paint

Why go about house painting the old-fashioned way when you can add additional architectural detail and depth instead? The great news is that it is really simple to do – you definitely don’t need to be a skilled visual artist to get it right. So, without further ado, here are our top painting tips to keep in mind: Create A Minimalist Fireplace  Choose a paint colour that both contrasts and complements the colour of the walls in your living room and use it to paint a large square around a basic hole in the wall. You can then turn it into a modern, minimalistic fireplace. Enhance Your Doorways  Using interior house paint, paint a large border around a few of the doors in your home. This simple decorating technique can help to transform a boring doorway into a big deal, adding depth and interest to each room. Fake A Headboard  Using a bright yet neutral paint colour, paint a large rectangle over the area where your bed is placed, and you will be able to fashion a pretty stylish ‘headboard’ that helps to provide ‘edge’ to your cosy bedroom. Add ‘Moulding’  Mouldings can really make a room ooze sophistication. Unfortunately, they often cost a fortune to install! The good news is that you can create something just as special by simply painting a quarter of your walls. Bolder colours look great in this regard, so don’t be afraid to experiment! When it comes to house painting and the best quality acrylic paint, Warrior Paints is the place to be. For more information about our broad range of essentials, contact us...

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Here’s What 2018’s Colour Trends Look Like!

The Pantone colour trend predictions for 2018 are out – and boy are they gorgeous! Trending colours are mostly neutrals combined with eye-catching bright accents – it’s time to be brave with your decor and interior house paint choices! While exterior house paint colour choices will always lean towards more versatile colours such as white or beige, you can still have fun outdoors with these colour trends, by painting outside furniture in bright colours, or incorporating accent colours into cushions. Pantone have developed 8 unique palettes. They have given them enticing names such as Resourceful, Playful, Verdure and Tech-nique. Here are just a few of the highlights as well as our colour painting tips on what to watch out for in 2018: Complementary Blue and Orange Nothing quite catches the eye like blue and orange. And these 2 colours look fantastic together. For a look that is contemporary without being overwhelming, stick to blue and grey-blue walls complemented with orange and red tones in accent furnishings and cushions. A Touch of Minion Yellow Yes, we said Minions. When you’re choosing a paint colour and you want to pick something that is highly fashionable, then you should know that yellow is very on trend at the moment. It should not be made overpowering. Rather, select a base palette that is neutral – either blue greys or warm beiges, and make your yellow accents pop by using them sparingly. Pink Power If you’re choosing a luxury house paint, why not choose a luxury colour that oozes elegance? Barbie pink is out, and subtle shades are in. If you want to incorporate pink, think dusty rose and blush, with accents of berry shades. Sage green and rose gold make fantastic accent colours to use with a pink colour scheme. Brights And Whites Turquoise, pink and purple – balanced with bright white – makes for an interior house paint palette that is bright and almost seems to sparkle. Combine with fresh clean neutrals (no dusty tones) for the best effect. Warrior Paints stocks a wide variety of luxury interior and exterior house paint. For more information and other house painting tips, please contact us...

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