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Boiled Linseed Oil: For Wood and Metal

Boiled linseed oil can transform ornately decorated wood

About Boiled Linseed Oil Found in most woodworker’s workshops, as well as in trade shops up and down the UK, boiled linseed oil is a popular product at Rawlins Paints. Also known as BLO (an acronym of Boiled Linseed Oil), this wood treatment is an oil treatment primarily for interior use, which leaves a lovely and smooth finish on a ...

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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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Roof Repair: How to fix a leaking flat roof

Water leaking through the ceiling

The Leaking Flat Roof Repair Guide In December 2015, Rawlins Paints published an article about how to repair your flat roof, and it received great feedback and further requests to do a follow up roof repair article. Who are we to not write about subjects we love? Read that article here. Viewing on mobile? Want to shop the flat roof fixes ...

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How to Upgrade The Fire Resistance Of Doors

Fire safety is something you should always be thinking about – everything from internal walls and ceilings, exterior cladding, structural steel to interior doors should be considered. Avoiding fire safety measures, and the maintenance that comes along with them can result in serious accidents, fines and building regulation violations – click here to skip recommended products and to continue reading. ...

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How To Paint Over Indoor Graffiti

An issue for businesses, schools and landlords, our 3-step guide shows you how to quickly and easily paint over indoor graffiti and tagging – preventing bleed through –  using Zinsser products, with the powerful stain-blocking B-I-N Primer Sealer and PermaWhite Interior available in over 4,000 colours and 3 finishes. You can find more “How-to” guides, such as painting over exterior surfaces ...

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How To Paint Over Vinyl Wallpaper

Businesses and landlords can save considerable time and money by painting over old vinyl wallpaper, blocking dark colours and bold patterns, stained surfaces and odours with Zinsser’s high adhesion products. Click here to skip recommended products and to continue reading. Shop Best Selling Products Our 3-step guide below shows you how to prepare, prime and decorate over vinyl wallpaper properly, ...

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How To Paint Over Glossy/Slick Surfaces (Odourless Method)

Transform glossy and slick surfaces in just a few hours with our simple to follow, 3 step guide using super-adhesive Zinsser products, and finishing in over 2,700 RAL, BS and NCS colours and shades. Contents Click on a link below to jump to the section: Zinsser Paint Plastisol Products The Benefits Step 1. Surface Preparation Step 2. Priming Step 3. Decoration ...

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