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Sherwin-Williams’ FIRETEX® Range: Advanced Fire Protection

FIRETEX FX Range of Water-Based PFPs

In 2011, after 150 years, Leighs Paints, the industrial paint manufacturer, was acquired by the internationally recognised Sherwin-Williams company. To this day, many consumers within the industrial sector still refer to Leigh Paints as a leading manufacturer, and it is for those customers that Rawlins Paints has an ever-growing range of Sherwin-Williams paints which also cover Leigh Paints’ highly praised ...

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How Rust-Inhibiting Metal Primers Work

An Industrial Guide to Protecting Metal and Steel Surfaces The key to successful application of any high-performance paint system is preparation, and rust-inhibiting metal primers are integral to many maintenance and repair systems across the industrial building, renovation, and commercial property sector. Applying paint directly to unprepared areas can mean that the paint topcoat has nothing to successfully adhere to – ...

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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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The Best Garden Paints for Sheds, Barbecues, Decking & Fences

Even though the UK seems to be getting one of those nice British summers, we are getting a few sunny days in between the cloudiness and rain. If you haven’t already tackled your garden earlier in the year and you are looking for some inspirations to spruce up that garden, please read on for our tips on garden paints. Apart ...

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Fire retardant paint and intumescent coatings

Fireproof internal wooden structures and frames

Can anyone apply them or do you need a specialist applicator? You don’t always need an expert for certain painting applications. Before you hire a professional, why not consider doing the work yourself? You can save money and feel proud in your work! Of course, in some situations, it is better to seek professional help so always weigh up both ...

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Intumescent paint colours and getting a good finish on steel

Painting Structural Steelwork

Intumescent paints are fantastic for fire safety, as they help to protect the surface below. Additionally, intumescent paints can be used to achieve fantastic decorative finishes on steelwork. There are different finishes available to use on steel, depending on your desired look. How to get a good finish using intumescent paint on steel Base If you start with a quality ...

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Protecting Exposed Steel In Your Extension From Fire

Extensions are extremely useful, on residential and commercial properties alike. They can be used to create space for storage, offices, workrooms, playrooms and much more. If your extension has exposed steelwork, you will need to protect it from potential fire damage. Exposed steelwork can either be practical or make an interesting design feature. Although steel is a sturdy material, you ...

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