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PaintSafe: In Association with the British Coatings Federation

What Is It, and How Does It Apply to You? The British Coatings Federation (BCF), in association with the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) and the Scottish Decorator’s Federation (SDF), launched a new initiative ‘PaintSafe’ on November 28-29 at the 2017 National Painting and Decorating Show. Its aim is to promote the safe use of paint and related products and ...

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Gutter Repair – Your Gutter Talk Guide

Gutter Repair

Gutter me this… why does the thought of gutter repair cause so many problems for homeowners and commercial property owners? The answer is two-fold: Firstly, most people don’t regularly maintain their guttering and only address gutter repair problems as and when they arise. With guttering up high, it is not easy to see problems as they unfold, until it’s too ...

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Playground Paints & Maintenance for Schools

Playground Paint for Schools

Playground paint and paint for sports surfaces is often on the mind of caretakers and maintenance teams during half term and out-of-term holidays – be it Spring, Summer or Winter breaks. They’re the ideal time to hit the reset button and restore the beauty of the exterior wood, metal and stone paintwork, be it reviving vibrant colours on playground play ...

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Don’t Tread Lightly – Use Anti-Slip

autumn-leaves-anti-slip

Anti-slip treads, tapes and paint should be at the forefront of every business owner’s ‘To-Do List’ this time of year. Bizarrely in the UK, as the temperature drops, the nights close in and a crisp frost begins to glisten under the afternoon streetlamps, we seem to be drawn to spend more time out and about. People go for walks at ...

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Preparing Your Boat for Winter – Marine Paint

preparing-your-boat-for-winter

Sadly, October starts to signal the end of the boating season here in the UK and it may be time to reach for the marine paint, varnish or antifoul. If you are planning to land/dock your boat, storing it privately or in a boatyard, it gives you an opportunity to antifoul and ensure that you are protecting your vessel properly ...

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Removing and Preventing Graffiti

Anti-Graffiti-Paint

Graffiti and graffiti removal have a longstanding history. It dates back to Roman Times and it’s been around in one way or another ever since. Graffiti removal is needed everywhere and at every level – as a private property owner, landlord, or as a council. For instance, the city council of Oxford spent more than £73k on graffiti removal in 2014/15, and ...

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Roof Renovation and Emergency Roof Repairs – With Media

As we settled on our next blog at Rawlins this week, ‘Roof Renovation and Emergency Roof Repairs’, we could not help but be influenced by two things: Watching a video on social media and hearing traffic cascade through the rain on the street outside. More about the video to come. The weather has taken a dramatic turn this month and ...

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What is the Best Masonry Paint?

the-best-masonry-paint

What is the Best Masonry Paint? In short? There isn’t one. If you study Google 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, is ...

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