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How to Paint Stainless Steel

Preparing stainless steel prior to painting

Are you looking for ways on how to paint stainless steel, but are finding that the products you are using don’t adhere to the surface? Rawlins Paints take a look at the best stainless steel paints and primers for general users and for application by professionals. Quick Links – Click To Jump To Section: In this article on painting over ...

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FAQs – How to Paint uPVC Windows and Doors

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Not many people know that you can paint plastic, PVC and uPVC surfaces as we are often asked “can you paint plastic window frames and doors” – and it’s much cheaper than having all of your uPVC windows and doors replaced. uPVC windows and doors are a fantastic choice in the UK – their weather resistance and outstanding durability outshines ...

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How To Professionally Paint uPVC Doors and Windows

Most homes and businesses in the UK today have uPVC doors and window frames. Their very low-maintenance and high weather resistance was revolutionary when white uPVC windows and doors became widely available in the UK in the 1980’s – but that was a long time ago. These days, business premises such as shops, offices and services can often change tenants, ...

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How To Paint Over Powder Coatings

Power coated surfaces are tough to cover over as conventional paints won’t adhere to the surface – our 3-step guide below explains how to save time and money by using Zinsser products to prepare, prime and paint over powder coated surfaces. Quick Links Jump to a section by clicking below: Zinsser Paint Over Powder Coatings Products The Benefits Step 1. ...

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How to Paint Galvanised Metal

Are you looking at your galvanised metal surfaces wondering “can you paint galvanized steel”, and where to start with your paint work? Let us help! Whether you spell it as “galbanised” or “galvanized”, it doesn’t have to be a difficult task to keep galvanised metal surfaces looking great for as long as possible. Know what you’re after? Shop for galvanised ...

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Roof Repair: How to fix a leaking flat roof

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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

Ever wondered how to upgrade a normal door into a fire door? 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. ...

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How To Ensure Effective And Long-Lasting Concrete Repairs

Most minor concrete repair works can be carried out quickly and simply, by hand, with Sika’s range of concrete repair products for industrial and commercial use here at Rawlins Paints. Concrete surfaces can be found in a variety of situations, often chosen not just for its strength but for ease of use when laying. Concrete may have to withstand tough ...

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