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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 on a kitchen table

Over the years, a wooden dining table can start to look tired and worn, especially if it is used most days. Often, it’s just the layer of varnish that has deteriorated and the wood itself may be in tip-top condition. Rather than spending your hard-earned cash on a new dining table and matching chairs, you […]

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 […]

Spring is now officially here, so now you can finally get your boat Summer ready! The time has come to de-winterise your narrowboat and get ready to go cruising around the inland waterways again. With over three thousand miles of canals and rivers in Britain, we’re sure you want to get out there and start […]

Polytrol demonstration

Tony from Promain has teamed up with Gary from Owatrol UK to create this demonstration video using Polytrol to revive the colour and shine of a post box! What is Polytrol? Polytrol is a deeply saturating oil which restores the original colour and appearance of dull or tarnished plastics, gelcoats, metals, and other surfaces. Polytrol […]

We have all heard of paint primers but are they necessary, and if so, what kind of primer do you need? Why should I use a primer? If you are looking for a nice uniform looking paint job then primers really are the way to go. Primers lay the foundation and give the surface a […]

interview with a professional painter

We recently had an interview with a professional painter decorator, Richard, who explains what really goes on in the decorating world. Introduce yourself and your company Hi, my name is Richard Drew owner of Drew Décor. We specialise in decorating domestic properties, both interior and exterior. From modern homes to Victorian homes we have worked on […]