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The Difference Between Damp Proof Paint and Anti-Condensation Paint

Although they seem very similar, damp and condensation are different issues and require different solutions. Hence, there is also a significant difference between damp proof paint and anti-condensation paint. It does boil down to the same thing: moisture is either finding a way into your property or cannot find a way out. A healthy property needs to breathe, with good ...

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Painting the Walls around a Fireplace or Multi Fuel Stove

Within this post Rawlins Paints will be looking at common problems faced when painting fireplaces, around multi-fuel stoves and choosing a heat resistant paint for fireplace surrounds. It is these problems that can make picking the best fireplace paint a tricky task, but don’t worry, we’ve some advice on using flame-retardant systems too. Contents and Quick Links Click below 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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VIP Brands at Rawlins Paints: Zinsser

Recently, we have been blogging about two major brands that we stock here at Rawlins: Sika and Rust-Oleum. These major paint brands are used for small and large scale projects worldwide, from famous landmarks as The Golden Gate Bridge to small carparks in the Netherlands. Today, we’re adding our third brand to this list of VIP brands: Zinsser. Zinsser have a ...

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Treating Rising Damp

From the Ground Up Tips Rising Damp Treatment 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 ...

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Satisfying fire regulations for walls and ceilings in communal areas

A Striking Fire Exit

Are you ready to upgrade your walls and ceilings? Or are you starting a new job completely? Either way, it’s time to think about fire safety. If you are undertaking a project that involves communal areas, there are certain regulations you need to adhere to, to ensure fire safety. It’s important that you protect yourself as well as any visitors, ...

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How to Remove Wall Stains

Walls get dirty so quickly, don’t they? It’s a nightmare trying to keep on top of the marks from hands, spills, pets, mould and an array of things! If you have white or light coloured walls, you’ll notice the marks even more and it can make the whole property feel grubby. It’s especially an annoyance when the rest of a ...

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