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Chartwell Green: How to Find the Right Paint

Chartwell Green is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for exterior surfaces. It is a pale, fresh shade of green that makes a nice alternative to white that’s a bolder choice, but still subtle enough to look clean and elegant. A cool-toned yet inviting shade, Chartwell Green is an ideal exterior paint for front doors, garage doors, windows, ...

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How to Effectively Style Anthracite Grey

Anthracite Grey (RAL7016) is a near black, natural grey shade that’s becoming increasingly popular, showing up in both the interiors and exteriors of homes and businesses. Painting your front door Anthracite Grey could even help you sell your home. It’s easy to see why; the shade is stylish and endlessly versatile, able to be sleek and elegant or earthy and ...

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Painting the Walls around a Fireplace or Multi Fuel Stove

Choosing a heat resistant paint for fireplaces used to be tricky – at Rawlins Paints we make buying specialist paints easy. Our fireplace surround paints are available in many popular decorative colours and shades that can withstand temperatures up to 300°C. You’re not restricted to black or aluminium anymore! Your fireplace will likely be the centrepiece of your living space, ...

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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? For the general user: Clean and degrease with methylated spirit, lightly abraded and apply 2-3 coats as required of Bradite One Can Matt or Eggshell in the colour/finish of your choice (2,400+ shades available). Light ...

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How To Professionally Paint uPVC Doors and Windows

Most homes and businesses in the UK today have uPVC doors and window frames. Their very low-maintenance and high weather resistance was revolutionary when white uPVC windows and doors became widely available in the UK in the 1980’s – but that was a long time ago. These days, business premises such as shops, offices and services can often change tenants, ...

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How To Paint Levelled Floor Screeds

Before painting floors levelled with a screed, we need more information before we can recommend a suitable product. Read on below to see how to tackle this common query. You should check that your intended coating or use type is compatible with the floor screed used. Simply painting without prior checking will most likely result in having to re-screed your ...

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The Difference Between Damp Proof Paint and Anti-Condensation Paint

Although they seem very similar, damp and condensation are different issues and require different solutions. Hence, there is also a significant difference between damp proof paint and anti-condensation paint. It does boil down to the same thing: moisture is either finding a way into your property or cannot find a way out. A healthy property needs to breathe, with good ...

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Roof Repair: How to fix a leaking flat roof

Water leaking through the ceiling

The Leaking Flat Roof Repair Guide In December 2015, Rawlins Paints published an article about how to repair your flat roof, and it received great feedback and further requests to do a follow up roof repair article. Who are we to not write about subjects we love? Read that article here. Viewing on mobile? Want to shop the flat roof fixes ...

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