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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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The Basics of Painting – Step by Step

How to Paint a Wall – Step by Step Guide Be it for a profession or as a personal project, at some point everyone has to paint a wall, and it is incredible how many people do it wrong – painting over surfaces incorrectly, be that wallpaper, metal, stickers, or over old drawings and graffiti, etc. Painting a wall, or garden ...

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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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4 Things to Check Before Starting Any Painting Project

PAINTING & SURFACE PREPARATION – TIPS & TRICKS There are a number of things to take into consideration when painting walls and floors, both internal and external. The successful adhesion of paint to a surface depends upon how well prepared the surface is and whether it has been cleaned sufficiently. Too often paint does not leave the finish required and ...

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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, this can sometimes fail to overcome the problem. So, what alternative solution is available? We believe that our Anti-Slip ...

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