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Water Based Paints: Everything You’ll Ever Need to Know

Range of different water based paint colours

Ask an Eskimo about types of paint, and they may tell you paint is paint. Ask an Eskimo about snow and they’ll tell you over 50 different types of snow, all with different names! For this post, we’ll be showcasing our expertise on water based paints, and whilst there won’t be 50 different examples, we’ll take you through the colourful, ...

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Summer Maintenance Jobs 101

It might not feel like summer yet but it’s getting warmer and warmer. Start making plans for summer maintenance now and you’ll appreciate it next winter! If you do these tasks when the weather is good, it’ll be much easier to complete. It’ll also mean it’ll help to prevent the coming winter weather affecting your property. Vegetation removal If you’ve ...

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DIY: Restoring Old Wooden Floorboards

Are your wooden floorboards getting you down? We don’t often realise how much old flooring can reduce the overall appeal of a room. If you don’t take care of your wooden surfaces, they’ll quickly deteriorate and start to look less impressive. Wooden floorboards can add either a modern or a rustic feel – depending on how you choose to finish ...

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How to Waterproof a Concrete Basement Floor

Basements are notoriously difficult to take care off. They often have poor ventilation and insulation, leading to condensation. Condensation is what creates damp and mould on your concrete. If you don’t catch it early on it’ll spread and ruin your floor! If you’re starting to notice any condensation it’s well worth thinking about waterproofing your concrete. Whether it’s old or ...

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The Basics of Preparing to Paint a Floor for the General User

In this blog-post, Rawlins Paints will look at how to paint a concrete floor, as well as how to prepare wooden and metal floors for a new paint coating. As with most projects, especially involving paints, cleaners and primers, preparation is key. The best performance from any floor paint is only achieved if the surface to be painted is correctly ...

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