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Don’t Tread Lightly – Use Anti-Slip

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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

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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

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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?

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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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Concrete Repair – Fixing Concrete Cracks

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Fixing concrete cracks and general concrete repair are essential for both the safety and aesthetics of your structure. Concrete cracks can appear in a variety of environments. Loading bays, bridges, walkways and roads, as well as home garages, patios and balconies. At Rawlins Paints we have a wide variety of products applicable to all the above. This guide should help ...

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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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FAQs – How to Paint uPVC Windows and Doors

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uPVC windows and doors are rife in the United Kingdom. There was a boom in the 1980s as they rocketed into fashion for their weather-resistant and long-lasting qualities. If one scours the internet forums for frequently asked questions however, they remain a hotbed for misconceptions and frustrations. When trying to make office blocks look less tired, or shop entrances more ...

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