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Painting a metal stair case

Do you have a metal gate, fence or piece of garden furniture that you want to paint but are not sure how to go about doing so? Some people are put off of painting metal surfaces as they can be a little tricky to get a good finish. However, you need not to worry as […]

wood stripping

We’ve been tackling the difficult process of stripping wood. Whether you’re stripping wood oils from your decking or paint from your garden furniture we can help you to find the most appropriate stripper and teach you how to use it. Here we are going to cover: The Owatrol Wood Stripper Range Why The Previous Coating […]

Man applying Linitop Classic with a brush to cladding

Applying a standard wood stain is relatively simple but quite a specific process. You should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions as stated on the product’s packaging. Our guide gives recommendations which are suitable for Linitop products. You should always check if you are using products from another manufacturer. First things first though, as a wood […]

Linitop Acryl Vernis used on kitchen counter

Before applying varnish to wood, it’s important to ensure that you prepare your wood surface properly. Not doing this could result in a varnish that doesn’t take properly and may end up creating more work for you in the long run. Next, you’ll need to choose your varnish. Water-based vs solvent-based varnish Solvent-based varnishes have […]

Textrol on a balau garden deck

Garden decks create extra living space for you and your friends and family to enjoy. You could use the space for alfresco dining, entertaining, or just for relaxing and enjoying the sunshine! Why should I have a garden deck? There are many reasons to choose to lay a garden deck Perfect for entertaining – sit […]

Marine CIP

Do you need to protect your hull, keel or ballast from rust and corrosion? Marine CIP (Corrosive Inhibiting Primer) is a rust inhibiting primer which can be over-coated with the paint of your choice. Perfect for using above or below the water line, Marine CIP contains the anti-corrosive properties of Marine Oil. This enables it to stabilise the surface […]