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How to Paint Over Tiles

Not all tiles are created equal – so if you’re looking for roof tile paint, click here instead. Tiling is a great choice for areas subject to water, dirt, and humidity, but over time they can age poorly and replacing them is an expensive and time-consuming hassle. Painting tiles can seem difficult as conventional paints are ineffective on unprimed ceramic ...

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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? Read on, as Rawlins Paints take a look at the best stainless steel paints and primers for general users and for application by professionals. Click here to skip recommended products and to continue reading. Shop ...

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How to Paint Galvanised Metal

Galvanised steel enquiries to Rawlins Paints often fall into 1 of 3 categories; those wanting to paint already galvanised steel, repairing damaged galvanising, and those wanting to paint mild steel to be galvanised. Click below to be taken to the relevant section for your requirements: I want to paint galvanised steel – steel that has already been galvanised I want ...

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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, including “how to paint over powder coated metal“. Click here to skip recommended products and to continue reading. Surface ...

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Waterproof Paints – Dispelling the Myths

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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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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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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 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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