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Guide to hiring your narrowboat

Hiring out your boat may sound like a great way of earning some extra income. But before you start, there are some steps you need to take. The Canal & River trust has a fair trading policy which aims to encourage commercial enterprise on our waterways. Providing you follow the rules there should be no […]

Linitop Solid used on external wood cladding

Most wood treatments are solvent-based wood stains, but Linitop also produces a range of water-based acrylic paints. Like solvent-based stains, these are suitable for treating both interior and exterior wood. There are several advantages to using acrylics over traditional wood stains, making them the better choice for many people. Advantages of Acrylic Wood Paints As acrylic wood treatments […]

Summer house

A summer house carries many benefits. It is a great way to relax in the summer, and also to enjoy your garden in the spring and autumn when it might not be quite warm enough to go outside properly. It can even add to the value of your home. But to get the most out […]

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 […]

Linitop Classic Acryl applied to wood cladding

Linitop makes a number of great wood treatment and protection products. This means you can be quite confident of finding a product that fits your needs, but it can make it quite hard to work out which product does best match up to your requirements. Here is a roundup of Linitop’s solvent-based wood treatment products, […]

Top 10 decking ideas

Are you looking to get a deck installed this Summer? Perhaps you’re already looking into it but are unsure of exactly what you want/need. Or maybe you already have a deck installed but want to give it a makeover? We have created our top 10 decking ideas to help inspire you and make the most […]

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 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 […]