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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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VIP Brands at Rawlins Paints: Zinsser

Recently, we have been blogging about two major brands that we stock here at Rawlins: Sika and Rust-Oleum. These major paint brands are used for small and large scale projects worldwide, from famous landmarks as The Golden Gate Bridge to small carparks in the Netherlands. Today, we’re adding our third brand to this list of VIP brands: Zinsser. Zinsser have 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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Painting Kitchen Cabinets: As Good as New

A kitchen good enough for a great British bakeoff

Kitchen makeovers are not isolated to domestic kitchen DIY makeovers, and with the Great British Bake-Off being a runaway success around the world, millions of people tune in every week looking for inspiration for their own café or restaurant. In this Rawlins Paints blog-post, we’ll look at everything from painting wooden and stainless steel kitchen cabinets and units to dealing ...

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Waterproofing Basements, Cellars and Stockrooms

“They say there’s treasure in that cellar – mouldy and damp, but treasure all the same!” Many city centre based shops operate with their store room in the basement, and with little scope for major renovation work, they must work with what’s to hand, or available at Rawlins Paints. So, in this featured post we’ll look at waterproofing basements, cellars ...

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A Quick Guide: How To Remove Graffiti

By Scott Lynch via Wikimedia Commons 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. Since not every piece of graffiti is as beautiful or desired as Banksy and his thought-provoking street art, the battle against graffiti is also well and truly alive. Graffiti ...

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Treating Rising Damp

From the Ground Up Tips Treating rising damp goes beyond buying a Leonard Rossiter boxset on Amazon to meet your comedy cravings – it means physically dealing, head-on, with the root cause of a potentially expensive problem. Rising damp is an often misdiagnosed problem and there are many people who believe painting over mould or washing down walls will stop ...

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