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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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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 painting patio slabs with our recommended specialist products – ...

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What is the Best Masonry Paint?


What is the Best Exterior Masonry Paint? Our Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Water Based) and Wethertex HBS Flex-Coat Hi-Build Coating products (both below) are our most popular smooth and textured masonry paints. These are available in 4,000+ and 1,200+ masonry paint colours – as well as black, grey, anthracite grey, and white masonry paint – with RAL, NCS, British Standard, ...

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Waterproof Paints – Dispelling the Myths


When looking for a ‘waterproof paint’, you can find yourself in a bit of a minefield. Most paints claim to have some level of waterproofing properties and yes, most paints are waterproof in some way. However, there is one critical question that could cause your local vendor to shift sheepishly from foot to foot: “I appreciate these paints are all ...

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How To Paint Brickwork

Painting brickwork requires a good-quality primer to ensure excellent topcoat adhesion. Our 4-step guide will show you how to properly prepare and prime brickwork prior to painting in over 4,000+ colours from RAL, NCS, and British Standard. See our other blog post on “How To Paint Fletton Brick” and see below for more articles on painting exterior walls. Contents Click ...

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How To Paint Fletton Brick

Fletton brick is a highly porous surface that needs to be properly prepared and primed to prevent the cracking and peeling of topcoats. Our 4-step guide shows how to use Zinsser products to paint over fletton brick surfaces, including a finish coat that is available in over 4,100+ RAL, NCS and BS colours. See our blog for more information on ...

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How To Paint Rust-Stained Surfaces

Successfully block rust stains on surfaces, preventing them from seeping through to new paint work – our 2-step guide below walks you through on how to suitably prepare, prime and paint over rust with Zinsser products, featuring a decorative topcoat that is available in more than 4,000+ RAL, NCS and BS colours. Quick Links Click on a link below to ...

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