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How to Paint Plastisol Cladding

Painting Plastisol cladding

Come rain or shine, Plastisol cladding is constantly exposed to the great British weather, and after a period (if regular maintenance audits are not conducted) it can look aged and grubby. This article will look at the different types of metal cladding on the market and how to paint Plastisol cladding and get it looking like new again, whilst also ...

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Cut Edge Corrosion: Repairing Cladding Panel Damage

Cladding is commonly used as a protective layer for roofs and wall panelling on commercial buildings, and can be exposed to the harshest of elements – from pooled ice water to sleet and snow. Of course, it’s not just moisture that can cause damage to roof cladding, but as the metal cladding expands (rises) and contracts through heat and cold ...

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets: As Good as New

A kitchen good enough for a great British bakeoff

Kitchen makeovers are not isolated to domestic kitchen DIY makeovers, and with the Great British Bake-Off being a runaway success around the world, millions of people tune in every week looking for inspiration for their own café or restaurant. In this Rawlins Paints blog-post, we’ll look at everything from painting wooden and stainless steel kitchen cabinets and units to dealing ...

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Waterproofing Basements, Cellars and Stockrooms

“They say there’s treasure in that cellar – mouldy and damp, but treasure all the same!” Many city centre based shops operate with their store room in the basement, and with little scope for major renovation work, they must work with what’s to hand, or available at Rawlins Paints. So, in this featured post we’ll look at waterproofing basements, cellars ...

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A Quick Guide: How To Remove Graffiti

By Scott Lynch via Wikimedia Commons Graffiti and graffiti removal have a longstanding history. It dates back to Roman Times and it’s been around in one way or another ever since. Since not every piece of graffiti is as beautiful or desired as Banksy and his thought-provoking street art, the battle against graffiti is also well and truly alive. Graffiti ...

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Treating Rising Damp

From the Ground Up Tips Treating rising damp goes beyond buying a Leonard Rossiter boxset on Amazon to meet your comedy cravings – it means physically dealing, head-on, with the root cause of a potentially expensive problem. Rising damp is an often misdiagnosed problem and there are many people who believe painting over mould or washing down walls will stop ...

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How to repair and restore a damaged asphalt driveway

As with every summer, the inevitable task of cleaning up the mess left by wintry weather is upon us all. Unless you plan to ignore the problem, or call in a professional contractor, now is the ideal time to repair a damaged tarmac driveway and do some pothole repair work. This mission, should you choose to accept it, will look at cost ...

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Concrete Floor Repair – An In Depth Guide

Previously on Rawlins Paints’ Blog, we looked at how to prepare and apply epoxy floor paint to your old garage floor using Rust-Oleum’s Epoxyshield Garage Floor Coating Kit. In this post, we’ll look at concrete floor repair products for a range of different sized garage floors with varied levels of concrete damage. It is a lot easier now to repair damaged concrete ...

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