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Wood Oils: A No Nonsense Guide

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Choosing the right wood oil for a project can be a complicated task; you risk ruining the wood surface or creating an unsatisfactory finish by using the wrong product. But you’re in good hands! In this post we look at how you can improve the look and the protection of your wood surfaces – internal and exterior – by using ...

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FAQs – How to Paint uPVC Windows and Doors

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Not many people know that you can paint plastic, PVC and uPVC surfaces as we are often asked “can you paint plastic window frames and doors” – and it’s much cheaper than having all of your uPVC windows and doors replaced. uPVC windows and doors are a fantastic choice in the UK – their weather resistance and outstanding durability outshines ...

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How to Paint Galvanised Metal

Galvanised steel enquiries to Rawlins Paints often fall into 1 of 3 categories; those wanting to paint already galvanised steel, repairing damaged galvanising, and those wanting to paint mild steel to be galvanised. Click on a button below to be taken to the relevant section for your requirements or read on! Quick links – click on a title below to ...

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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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Affordable Kitchen DIY: how to breathe new life into your kitchen

According to research done by Go Compare, kitchen DIY renovations and improvements were at the top of UKs home renovations in recent years. There has been a growing trend to transform the kitchen to a solely functional room to the heart of the home. On your mobile and already raring to go? Search our DIY products now. Renovating complete kitchens ...

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How To Paint Patio Slabs & Block Paving

Is your patio is looking “past it”? Block paving weathered? There is little need to lay an expensive new patio or pathway when you can paint or stain patio slabs, stones, and block paving to update their style and refresh their appearance. Read on as we go into detail below on how to prepare and then seal, paint, or stain, ...

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That Moment When You Realise You Can Paint Over Rust

Are you looking at your rusty surfaces feeling stumped? Wondering what paint to use on rusted metal? Can you paint over rust? Or maybe you’ve just not been able to get round to it. Well, you don’t have to struggle any longer. It is possible to give rust a complete makeover turning it around. It’s simple to paint over it ...

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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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