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FAQs – How to Paint uPVC Windows and Doors

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Not many people know that you can paint plastic, PVC and uPVC surfaces as we are often asked “can you paint plastic window frames and doors” – and it’s much cheaper than having all of your uPVC windows and doors replaced. uPVC windows and doors are a fantastic choice in the UK – their weather resistance and outstanding durability outshines ...

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Wood Oils: A No Nonsense Guide

Applying wood oil by brush

Rawlins Paints receive a lot of calls about wood oils and which are the best finishes for specific interior and exterior woods. It’s a complicated area, due to the wide variety available and many people assume the better known oils can be used on every type of job. They can’t, and if they are applied, they could ruin the wood ...

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Affordable Kitchen DIY: how to breathe new life into your kitchen

According to research done by Go Compare, kitchen DIY renovations and improvements were at the top of UKs home renovations in recent years. There has been a growing trend to transform the kitchen to a solely functional room to the heart of the home. On your mobile and already raring to go? Search our DIY products now. Renovating complete kitchens ...

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Food Safe Paint or Hygiene Coating? Which is needed for what.

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Quick-link index: Food Safe Paint? Or Hygiene Coating? Food safe paint for risk of BPA Hygiene Coatings for Health & Safety Hygiene coatings for YOUR industry Certified Food Safe Paints Collection Still unsure? Give us a call! The food and beverage industry is a hard-hitting, fast-paced environment that demands food safe, hygiene awareness no matter the rush. Picture the scenes ...

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Water Based Paints: Everything You’ll Ever Need to Know

Range of different water based paint colours

Ask an Eskimo about types of paint, and they may tell you paint is paint. Ask an Eskimo about snow and they’ll tell you over 50 different types of snow, all with different names! For this post, we’ll be showcasing our expertise on water based paints, and whilst there won’t be 50 different examples, we’ll take you through the colourful, ...

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Boiled Linseed Oil: For Wood and Metal

Boiled linseed oil can transform ornately decorated wood

About Boiled Linseed Oil Found in most woodworker’s workshops, as well as in trade shops up and down the UK, boiled linseed oil is a popular product at Rawlins Paints. Also known as BLO (an acronym of Boiled Linseed Oil), this wood treatment is an oil treatment primarily for interior use, which leaves a lovely and smooth finish on a ...

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What is the Best Masonry Paint?

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What is the Best Masonry Paint? In short? There isn’t one. If you study website data analytics and how people use a search engine, you will discover that we search for the ‘best’ no matter the product. The best and the cheapest, which are by no means inclusive! The thing is, asking which masonry paint is the best for…houses say, ...

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Waterproof Paints – Dispelling the Myths

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When looking for a ‘waterproof paint’, you can find yourself in a bit of a minefield. Most paints claim to have some level of waterproofing properties and yes, most paints are waterproof in some way (excluding the sort from nursery you stick on the family fridge). However, there is one critical question that could cause your local vendor to shift ...

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