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With COVID-19 dominating the headlines daily, we would like to reassure you that Rawlins is taking this matter extremely seriously and closely monitoring the situation. We are following all available advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England.

You can keep up-to-date with all the latest UK Government advice here:

For the most up-to-date health related information visit:

If you feel unwell call NHS 111 or visit:

World Health Organisation - advice for public:

Looking after your mental health:

During this time, our aim is to continue to support our valued customers and keep our staff healthy and safe. We have put plans in place to ensure the continuity of our service and are actively monitoring the ongoing situation. All enquiries and orders placed continue to be dealt with as normal.

Rawlins Paints would like to re-assure you that the wellbeing of our employees, suppliers and our customers is our main priority. All Rawlins employees have been instructed to adhere to the current Government recommendations in place regarding ‘self-isolation’ in an attempt to limit the spread of the disease. Employees presenting symptoms or who have family members who are presenting symptoms are required to leave work immediately and self-isolate for the required 14 day period.

With the on-going uncertainty around Coronavirus and its full impact yet unknown, we will keep you informed of updates and in the meantime, thank you very much for your continued support and we look forward to providing business as usual and our high standards of service.

Rawlins would like to apologise for any convenience caused by these updates, and we are making every effort to keep products in stock and the quickest carrier/shipping option made available to you.

Update 4/11

Rawlins Paints will remain open during the second national lockdown.

Further to the recent Government announcement of a second national lockdown, we would like to confirm that Rawlins Paints will remain open for business.

As a supplier to the manufacturing and construction industries, we believe it is important to maintain supply to our customers to ensure projects continue to progress where necessary.

Orders can be placed via our website, phone or email and nationwide delivery will be carried out by FedEx. We are well stocked and able to provide a number of delivery options including next day on a wide range of professional products.

Our Sales and Technical teams are contactable as usual by phone/email and our Trade Counter also remains open for click and collect orders with all the required safety measures in place to protect customers and staff.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Keep well and stay safe.

Update 19/10

PPG: Until further notice, Next Day Delivery is unavailable as a shipping option for PPG products.

Update 24/07

Face masks required: Please note that all visitors to our Trade Counter and for collections are, from today, required to wear a face covering. We are taking precautions and are following government guidelines to ensure the highest level of hygiene and social distancing to make sure you, our other customers and our colleagues are protected.

We want your visit to be as stress-free as possible; if you've forgotten your face mask, please alert a member of staff and we can provide you with a free disposable mask.

Update 29/05

Click & Collect from Leeds is available: We can now announce that customers can use the click & collect facility on nominated products from our Leeds premises. Please remember to check your emails carefully as to when you can collect your items, to avoid unnecessary travel.

Update 27/04

Minimum Basket Order Removed: We are pleased to announce that minimum basket order restrictions have been removed and customers can now process all basket order totals as normal.

Economy Shipping Times Reduced: Economy Shipping delivery times have been reduced from 14 working days to 10-14 working days. Alongside this, we are now able to ship many items with Express Shipping options.

Express Shipping Options: Express Shipping (2-3 working days) is now available for the following manufacturers: Graco, Instarmac, KEIM, Tikkurila, Sherwin-Williams, Jotun, RSL, Bradite, Coo-Var, Teamac, Hydron, Carboline, Eagle, Firethem, Nullifire, HMG, International, PPG, Protecta, Sika Select products, and Thermoguard.

Update 22/04

Minimum Basket Orders £100 +VAT: Due to current high order volumes, we cannot accept or ship total basket orders below £100 +VAT. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and we are hoping that this is a temporary measure. Please check back regularly for further updates on this.

Extended Economy Delivery times: Until further notice, all standard Economy Shipping delivery times have been extended to 14 working days.

Update 21/04

Bedec products are back in stock and available to order from Rawlins Paints.

Update 29/03

Thermilate Orders on Hold: As of 9am today, Thermilate products cannot be ordered at Rawlins Paints until further notice.

Instarmac Products Only Available as Bulk Pallet Orders: Until further notice, all Instarmac products are only available as bulk pallet orders. These pallets will be inclusive of a "bulk product" discount in their pricing.

Update 29/03

Shipping Delivery Times Extended: Standard/Economy shipping has now changed from 3-5 working days to 7-10 working days, and Express Delivery has been extended from 2-3 working days to 3-5 working days.

Update 27/03

7-10 Lead Time for CombiColor (original) and Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Water-Based): Temporarily, and until further notice, Rust-Oleum CombiColor and Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Water-Based) will only be available on a 7-10 day delivery time.

If you are buying, for example, CombiColor Thinner and CombiColor, you will only be shown a 7-10 day delivery option - but, seperately, CombiColor Thinner is still available on a 3-5 day shipping option.

Update 26/03

Shipping and Carrier Changes: Updates to shipping and carrier options available at Rawlins Paints can be found here. As of 9am today, next day delivery options are temporarily unavailable. With the exception of International Paints, Jotun, RSL and Sherwin-Williams, who still have 2-3 working day carriers still active, ALL shipping is 3-5 working days only.

Bedec Orders on Hold: As of 9am today, Bedec products cannot be ordered at Rawlins Paints until further notice.

Timberex Product Range Discontinued: As of 9am today, all Timberex products have been discontinued at Rawlins Paints.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these changes. Please contact a member of our Sales and Technical Support Teams for alternate product recommendations. Please note: ALL our telephone and email services remain will remain active until further notice.

Update 25/03

Envirograf products out-of-stock: All Envirograf products, with the exception of those listed below (at the time of this update) are now unavailable to order.

As soon as these products are back in stock and can be shipped, they will be back up and available at Rawlins Paints.

Please contact our Technical Support Team if you require further assistance or suitable alternative product recommendations for any products currently out-of-stock or discontinued at our online store.

  • - Envirograf EP/CP Fire Protection Coating
  • - Envirograf EP/CP Primer
  • - Envirograf ES/VFR Clear Fire Protection Coating
  • - Envirograf ES/VFR Primer
  • - Envirograf HW Excel Clear Top Coat
  • - Envirograf HW01 White Intumescent Coating
  • - Envirograf HW02E Clear Intumescent Coating
  • - Envirograf HW02N Clear Intumescent Coating
  • - Envirograf HW04/S Undercoat
  • - Envirograf HWAP/WB Primer
  • - Envirograf HW Superb Clear Top Coat
  • - Envirograf QVFR Clear Fire Protection Coating
  • - Envirograf 3-2-1 Standard Fire Retardant Liquid
  • - Envirograf Woodfiller
  • - Envirograf Intumescent Putty
  • - Envirograf Stoveseal
  • - Envirograf Silicone Sealant
  • - Envirograf QVFR Clear Class 1/0 & EN Class B System for Wood (Interior)
  • - Envirograf ES/VFR Clear Class 1/0 & EN Class B System for Wood (Exterior)
  • - Envirograf Door Upgrade Paint System
  • - Envirograf Door Upgrade Varnish System

Update 24/03

In line with the latest government announcement, we have made the decision to close our Trade Counter for collections from today, Tuesday 24th March, at 7.30am, temporarily until further notice.

We remain open, with all other elements of our business operating as normal and orders still being processed and despatched as usual, the ONLY change is collections being unavailable until further notice. Any uncollected orders will be despatched today on a next day delivery service free of charge. This will happen automatically and for FREE and there's no need to contact us to arrange it.

We remain open in all other ways and on hand to answer questions and you may have.

When the time is right we will look forward to re-opening the Trade Counter for collections and will obviously inform you when this happens.

Update 23/03

Until further notice, Express (2-3 Working Day) Delivery is unavailable for shipping directly from the following manufacturers*:

  • - Ardenbrite
  • - Blackfriar / Blackfriar Professional
  • - Bollom
  • - Rust-Oleum / Mathys
  • - Solignum
  • - Tor Coatings
  • - Zinsser

Update 21/03

Until further notice, Next Day Delivery is unavailable for shipping directly from the following manufacturers:

  • - Ardenbrite
  • - Blackfriar / Blackfriar Professional
  • - Bollom
  • - Rust-Oleum / Mathys
  • - Solignum
  • - Timberex
  • - Zinsser

Timed delivery slots for all orders and maufacturers is also temporarily disabled:

  • - Specific Next Day Delivery AM/PM time slots
  • - Saturday shipping/deliveries

Update 19/03

We have become aware of increasing instances of courier companies approving a temporary change to Proof of Delivery (POD) signature requirements.

In order to protect the courier drivers and consignees some drivers may place the parcel(s) on the floor and stand back 2 metres and advise that a signature is not required at this time. Instead, the drivers will state ‘CV’ as a signature instead (or similar).

Please be aware that not all couriers are adopting this method and in some cases it seems to be down to driver discretion/preference. However, for the foreseeable future, in instances where the courier driver does not get a signature, Rawlins Paints will be unable to obtain a signed POD for your order.

It is also worth noting that whilst currently deliveries are being made on time, your patience is appreciated for any occasions where timed and Saturday deliveries cannot be met exactly.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time and will continue to provide updates if/when they arise.