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How to Paint Galvanised Metal

Galvanised steel enquiries to Rawlins Paints often fall into 1 of 3 categories; those wanting to paint already galvanised steel, repairing damaged galvanising, and those wanting to paint mild steel to be galvanised. Click below to be taken to the relevant section for your requirements: I want to paint galvanised steel – steel that has already been galvanised I want ...

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Painting the Walls around a Fireplace or Multi Fuel Stove

Choosing a heat resistant paint for fireplaces used to be tricky – at Rawlins Paints we make buying specialist paints easy. Our fireplace surround paints are available in many popular decorative colours and shades that can withstand temperatures up to 300°C. You’re not restricted to black or aluminium anymore! Click here to skip recommended products and to continue reading. Best ...

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That Moment When You Realise You Can Paint Over Rust

Are you looking at your rusty surfaces feeling stumped? Wondering “what paint to use on rusted metal?” Can you paint over rust? Or maybe you’ve just not been able to get round to it. Well, you don’t have to struggle any longer. It is possible to give rust a complete makeover turning it around. It’s simple to paint over it ...

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The Difference Between Damp Proof Paint and Anti-Condensation Paint

Although they seem very similar, damp and condensation are different issues and require different solutions. Hence, there is also a significant difference between damp proof paint and anti-condensation paint. It does boil down to the same thing: moisture is either finding a way into your property or cannot find a way out. A healthy property needs to breathe, with good ...

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What’s The Difference Between Satin and Gloss Paint?

When you’re choosing a new paint for an exterior project, one of the considerations you must make, is which finish do you choose? There are many different finishes you can go for which are down to preference. Common finishes such as a matt finish, is clear and easy to figure out. However,  there are two popular paint finishes – gloss ...

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How to Upgrade The Fire Resistance Of Doors

Ever wondered how to upgrade a normal door into a fire door, or upgrading existing doors to fire doors? Fire safety is something you should always be thinking about. Everything from internal walls and ceilings, exterior cladding, structural steel to interior doors should be considered. Avoiding fire safety measures, and the maintenance that comes along with them can result in ...

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DIY: Restoring Old Wooden Floorboards

Are your wooden floorboards getting you down? We don’t often realise how much old flooring can reduce the overall appeal of a room. If you don’t take care of your wooden surfaces, they’ll quickly deteriorate and start to look less impressive. Wooden floorboards can add either a modern or a rustic feel – depending on how you choose to finish ...

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Should You Spray Paint or Roller Your Walls?

When it comes to painting, you don’t just have to pick up a brush. There are so many methods you can choose from, a simple task like painting your walls can be a headache! If you like efficiency, speed, and a nice even finish, your top two choices are probably spray paint or roller. So which one should you choose? ...

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