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Wood Oils: A No Nonsense Guide

Applying wood oil by brush

Rawlins Paints receive a lot of calls about wood oils and which are the best finishes for specific interior and exterior woods. It’s a complicated area, due to the wide variety available and many people assume the better known oils can be used on every type of job. They can’t, and if they are applied, they could ruin the wood ...

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How To Paint Denatured Timber

Our 3-step guide below will show you how to paint denatured timber, a typically friable surface that can be tricky to decorate without the correct preparation, using Zinsser products available in over 350 colours. For help on painting friable exterior walls, see our other blog post or scroll to the bottom for further reading on painting other problem timber surfaces. ...

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The Best Garden Paints for Sheds, Barbecues, Decking & Fences

Even though the UK seems to be getting one of those nice British summers, we are getting a few sunny days in between the cloudiness and rain. If you haven’t already tackled your garden earlier in the year and you are looking for some inspirations to spruce up that garden, please read on for our tips on garden paints. Apart ...

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How to Paint Your Garden Fence

Painting a garden fence should be simple, which it can be – so Rawlins Paints are here to tell you how to get the job done. Although the task may seem fairly straight forward, without the right tools you’ll find that you don’t get the professional finish you expect. Read on if you want the best garden fence on the ...

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How to Plan and Build Your Decking Area

A decking area is perfect for enjoying sunny days, or even watching the fireworks in winter. If you plan well and use the right tools, you can quickly and easily build your decking area. Then, all you have to do is decorate! Planning tips If you’re installing new decking then you need to consider a few things. For example, do ...

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A Guide to Weatherproofing Your External Woodwork

Woodwork can look fantastic and will always be a popular choice for buildings everywhere, you’d be amazed at what’s out there – check out some timber frame buildings. Because wood is a natural product, you can find that it becomes worn down by the elements much quicker than materials like metal. But, don’t worry. There’s a way to protect your ...

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An Easy Solution to Slippery Decking

The Problem Traditional timber garden decking can become extremely slippery due to a number of environmental factors such as water, moss, algae and mould. Despite the best efforts of regular jet-washing maintenance, and the odd coat of an anti-slip decking varnish or paint, this can sometimes fail to overcome the problem. So, what alternative solution is available? We believe that ...

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