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Surface Preparation Methods for Steel Explained

A Glossary Of Steel Surface Preparation Methods Due to the manufacturing and production methods of iron and steel they have a surface condition which is not compatible with the application of paint coatings. Steel in particular, has a dark appearance which results from a surface layer of mill scale. It is essential to eliminate all traces of mill scale and corrosion ...

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The Basics of Painting – Step by Step

How to Paint a Wall – Step by Step Guide Be it for a profession or as a personal project, at some point everyone has to paint a wall, and it is incredible how many people do it wrong – painting over surfaces incorrectly, be that wallpaper, metal, stickers, or over old drawings and graffiti, etc. Painting a wall, or garden ...

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An Easy Guide to Paint Specification Preparation Standards for Metal

Paint Specification Preparation Standards for Metal Paint specifications produced for larger painting projects are often heavily abbreviated, below we have focused on some of the most common preparation standards for metal surfaces that are often abbreviated – blast cleaning to pure metal being Sa 3, for example. Against each preparation standard we have given a short description of how the ...

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The Basics of Preparing to Paint a Floor for the General User

In this blog-post, Rawlins Paints will look at how to paint a concrete floor, as well as how to prepare wooden and metal floors for a new paint coating. As with most projects, especially involving paints, cleaners and primers, preparation is key. The best performance from any floor paint is only achieved if the surface to be painted is correctly ...

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4 Things to Check Before Starting Any Painting Project

PAINTING & SURFACE PREPARATION – TIPS & TRICKS There are a number of things to take into consideration when painting walls and floors, both internal and external. The successful adhesion of paint to a surface depends upon how well prepared the surface is and whether it has been cleaned sufficiently. Too often paint does not leave the finish required and ...

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Professional Floor Preparation Methods

HOW TO PREPARE INDUSTRIAL SCALE FLOORS FOR TREATMENT This article aims to outline some of the most common principles of surface preparation when preparing a substrate to receive a resin flooring system. Whilst outline information on the methods and equipment used to prepare surfaces is included within this guide, it is recommended that advice is sought from specialist surface preparation ...

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An Easy Solution to Slippery Decking

The Problem Traditional timber garden decking can become extremely slippery due to a number of environmental factors such as water, moss, algae and mould. Despite the best efforts of regular jet-washing maintenance, and the odd coat of an anti-slip decking varnish or paint, this can sometimes fail to overcome the problem. So, what alternative solution is available? We believe that ...

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How to Paint a Swimming Pool

HOW TO PICK SWIMMING POOL PAINT If a pool is painted without care a host of problems are likely to occur. Always remember that a pool is a specialised structure and should not be treated as just another wall to be painted. This guide will show you the best swimming pool paint for any scale of pool, indoors and outdoors. ...

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