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Cut Edge Corrosion: Repairing Cladding Panel Damage

Cladding is commonly used as a protective layer for roofs and wall panelling on commercial buildings, and can be exposed to the harshest of elements – from pooled ice water to sleet and snow. Of course, it’s not just moisture that can cause damage to roof cladding, but as the metal cladding expands (rises) and contracts through heat and cold ...

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Passive Fire Protection (PFP): What You Need To Know

Fighting fire with Passive Fire Protection

It could be said the best way to fight a fire is to ensure that it doesn’t even get started. In some situations, this is easier said than done – but in a lot of cases this could and should be the norm. Passive fire protection (PFP) could be the measure that saves a business premises from burning to the ...

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SikaFloor Balcony Flooring Systems

As most balconies and walkways will be constructed with concrete elements, proper protection from weathering and water is vital for their strength and durability. When water penetrates concrete, it can cause points of weakness – detrimental to the safe use of balconies and walkways. As a solution to these issues, Sika have developed various balcony flooring systems, which are also ...

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Sika ComfortFloor – An In-Depth Overview

The Sika ComfortFloor range has been specifically designed for those buildings where design has to be combined with functionality and durability without compromising on looks and feel. Sika has designed this range for all commercial and public buildings, including healthcare facilities, schools, museums, retail and leisure sites. Their ComfortFloor systems have been designed to be fire-resistant, with good impact sound ...

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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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