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What Type of Paint Do I Need?

When choosing paint for a job, you may think – what type of paint do I need for my surface? You may even need to paint a variety of different surfaces. You’ll find that standard paints don’t adhere well to glass, or crack and peel on wood and metal surfaces. If you pick the right type of paint from the get-go, you won’t have to deal with nightmare problems later down the line.

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Painting Wood

You may need to paint something such as exterior wood cladding, or an old summer house to give your project its finished look. But, if you want to protect your wood, which paint do you use? If you want a quality opaque finish, Jotun Demidekk Ultimate is made for wood, offering you up to 12 years of protection. The paint will protect your wood surface against damaging UV rays, whilst giving shielding the woodwork from weather. If you want to have a beautiful finish that has excellent colour stability, you need to make sure you choose the right product.

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Painting Metal

When you’re painting metal, you want to make sure you have a paint that can withstand the weather and won’t blister. There’s nothing worse than been left with flaky bits of paint that you have to clean up. Jotun Conseal Touch-Up is a direct to metal paint which is a primer and topcoat in one! By using an easy to use paint, you can quickly and simply apply a coating that provides protection for years. You won’t have to worry about the paint sagging and leaving unattractive brush or roller strokes, so you have a professional finish. It even dries well at low temperatures – ideal as metal surfaces are often colder, particularly in British weather! Ideal for industrial projects, shipping containers, gates, railings, etc.

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Painting Plastic and Glass

Many of us won’t attempt to paint plastic or glass as it seems impossible to find a paint that will adhere well to the surface, and leave a nice finish. You need to make sure you’re using the right kind of paint. Rust-Oleum CombiColor Multi-Surface can be used on plastic and glass as well as a variety of other surfaces. This primer and top coat in one has been made with technology that ensures good adhesion to many surfaces, including glass and concrete. As the paint dries quickly on interiors or exteriors, it’ll be good go to in no time.

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