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Polyurethane Varnish for Wood

Polyurethane varnish being used on a library floor

Polyurethane varnish for wood can be used on doors, window frames, floors and other joinery structures. Providing a tough finish, they are great for protecting wood against abrasive scuffs, knocks and scratches. So, if you are looking for more a durable and protective wood finish than wood oils offer, for bare woods or previously stained/varnished surfaces, Rawlins Paints have a ...

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How to Paint Stainless Steel

Preparing stainless steel prior to painting

Are you looking for ways to paint stainless steel, but are finding that the products you are using don’t adhere to the surface? Rawlins Paints take a look at the best stainless steel paints and primers for commercial and industrial purposes. Standard paints and coatings, including most industrial metal paints, do not adhere to stainless steel. As stainless steel is not ...

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Sherwin-Williams’ FIRETEX® Range: Advanced Fire Protection

FIRETEX FX Range of Water-Based PFPs

In 2011, after 150 years, Leighs Paints, the industrial paint manufacturer, was acquired by the internationally recognised Sherwin-Williams company. To this day, many consumers within the industrial sector still refer to Leigh Paints as a leading manufacturer, and it is for those customers that Rawlins Paints has an ever-growing range of Sherwin-Williams paints which also cover Leigh Paints’ highly praised ...

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Understanding Fire Resistance in the Workplace

Fire safety at work using the correct protective products

In Case of Fire: Understanding Fire Resistance in the Workplace When talking about fire resistant materials, and the fire resistance of a property or passive fire protection system, it generally refers to the ‘fire resistance rating’ and how long it can contain the spread of fire. This is typically measured as periods of time – usually 30, 60, 90 or ...

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Painting Industrial and Commercial Resin Flooring

To set the benchmark and redecorate, rejuvenate or renovate industrial strength and commercial quality resin flooring in your business premises, look no further than the range of epoxy floor paints at Rawlins Paints. Designed to deliver an aesthetically stunning finish to previous resin or concrete floor installations if required, or to new builds, the project scale of these illustrious protective ...

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Getting the Best Tarmac Driveway Finish

A tarmac driveway is the red-carpet to a property, and as a business owner this red-carpet tarmac driveway must be of VIP standard. If you are a hotelier, leisure centre maintenance manager, or own a heritage property, getting the tarmac driveway up to a standard expected by your customers and clientele may be playing on your mind a lot this ...

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How Rust-Inhibiting Metal Primers Work

An Industrial Guide to Protecting Metal and Steel Surfaces The key to successful application of any high-performance paint system is preparation, and rust-inhibiting metal primers are integral to many maintenance and repair systems across the industrial building, renovation, and commercial property sector. Applying paint directly to unprepared areas can mean that the paint topcoat has nothing to successfully adhere to – ...

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An Overview of Concrete Floor Sealers

Concrete floor sealers are a one-step, quick way to tackle multiple problems with renovated, rejuvenated or freshly laid interior concrete flooring. This covers new builds – in retail and commercial properties – and renovated properties inclusive of restaurants, garages, boutiques, showrooms, factory warehouses, loading in bays of supermarkets, and manufacturing plants. As you would imagine from the scope of property ...

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