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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. In fact, Rawlins Paints stock uPVC paints in 4,000+ colour options, including Anthracite Grey and Chartwell Green – click ...

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Wood Oils: A No Nonsense Guide

Applying wood oil by brush

Looking for the best oil for outdoor wood furniture? Jump down to our section on Wooden Garden Furniture or visit our online stores’ Outdoor Furniture Oils to buy traditional wood oils like sprayable teak oil, Danish oil, and linseed oil, and next-generation products from Rubio Monocoat. Choosing the right wood oil for a project can be a complicated task; you ...

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How to Paint Stainless Steel

Preparing stainless steel prior to painting

Are you looking for ways on how to paint stainless steel, but are finding that the products you are using don’t adhere to the surface? Read on, as Rawlins Paints take a look at the best stainless steel paints and primers for general users and for application by professionals. Click here to skip recommended products and to continue reading. Shop ...

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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. Click here to skip recommended products and to continue reading. Shop Best Selling Products On your ...

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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! Click here to skip recommended products and to continue reading. Recommended Products Featured in this Post The food and beverage industry is a ...

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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 Exterior Masonry Paint? Our Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Water Based) and Wethertex HBS Flex-Coat Hi-Build Coating products (both below) are our most popular smooth and textured masonry paints. These are available in 4,000+ and 1,200+ masonry paint colours – as well as black, grey, anthracite grey, and white masonry paint – with RAL, NCS, British Standard, ...

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