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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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Paint Removal Guide: Caustic & Solvent Based Paint Strippers

When considering to remove paint, whichever kind, from an exterior wall or surface, it might be tempting to go it at with guns blazing. Power washing, sandblasting, wire brush: all these methods will work for most jobs, but at which cost? These power methods can be risky as they can seriously damage your brickwork and other surfaces, leaving them exposed ...

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VIP Brands at Rawlins Paints: Sika

In our last blog post, we delved in to one of the high profile brands we stock at Rawlins Paints – Rust-Oleum. As we stock so many great brands, we are dedicating an online series of articles to some of them. We’ll be exploring projects and famous landmarks, to expose the depth and versatility of our VIP brands. Today, we’ll ...

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VIP Brands at Rawlins Paints: Rust-Oleum

You might not be aware of this fact, but at Rawlins Paints we stock many high profile brands and products. Many of these brands have been used for well-known landmarks and projects! For instance, did you know that the Golden Gate Bridge has been painted with both Sherwin Williams as well as Rust-Oleum paints? If the paint is good enough ...

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How to repair and restore a damaged asphalt driveway

As with every summer, the inevitable task of cleaning up the mess left by wintry weather is upon us all. Unless you plan to ignore the problem, or call in a professional contractor, now is the ideal time to repair a damaged tarmac driveway and do some pothole repair work. This mission, should you choose to accept it, will look at cost ...

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