What is Efflorescence

What is Efflorescence ?

calendar September 22, 2021

What is Efflorescence ? why is it a problem  efflorescence is a crystalline, salty deposit that can occur on the surfaces of bricks, masonry or concrete. It is generally a white or off-white colour with a powdery appearance. While not a risk structurally, it affects the appearance of a building,…

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Application of Polyvine Varnish

calendar August 26, 2021

How to Apply Polyvine Varnish While this video has been expertly done by Polyvine their excellent video would stand for the application of any varnish or indeed paint paint finish. I would love to add more information but being honest Polyvine have this sewn up and I can’t improve on…

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How do I Paint my Walls

calendar August 24, 2021

Hi.. If you are looking at this then I guess it’s time to refresh the walls in your home ?? A few hints and tips that might help you out while redecorating the interior walls of your home, if in doubt with anything give us a call. Can I paint…

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Quick Paint Guide & Overview

calendar August 24, 2021

Vinyl Matt Emulsion : Wipeable, Excellent covering power, Hides imperfections. Interior use, 2-4 hr drying, Coverage 14㎡ per 1lt, Application Brush, Roller, Spray Soft Sheen : Wipeable, Excellent covering power, Mid Sheen finish. Interior use, 2-4 hr drying, Coverage 14㎡ per 1lt, Application Brush, Roller, Spray Vinyl Silk : Wipeable,…

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Is Paint Environmentally Friendly ??

calendar August 10, 2021

How environmentally friendly is paint ? Modern coatings are improving all the time with real emphasis on sustainability and carbon footprint. Unfortunately not all paint is Environmentally friendly .. Things are improving greatly with many more superb water borne coatings coming in to the market replacing the traditional solvent products…

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Try Before You Buy

Try Before You Buy

calendar August 10, 2021

Tester Pots ( Tins )  Try Before You Buy trying a few paint tester pots before taking the plunge on a big tin of paint, try before you buy .. Tester pots are probably the best way to go if you are unsure about colour schemes..  yes there is a…

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Why Does Paint Yellow

calendar August 03, 2021

Why has my White Paint, Gone Yellow ?? Why Does Paint Yellow ?? This has been an issue with mainly solvent based coatings. In 2010 new regulations came in to force relating to solvent emissions sometimes referred to as VOC’s ( Volatile organic Compounds ) this was introduced for all…

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What Is Metamerism

calendar August 03, 2021

What is Metamerism and does it matter ?? What Is Metamerism  and does it matter ? Metamerism is a phenomenon that occurs when two colour’s appear to match under one lighting condition, but not when the light changes. Metameric matches are quite common, especially in near neutral colours like greys,…

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Teknos Nordica Explained

calendar August 02, 2021

Teknos Nordica Paint Range Nordica is a product range within the extensive Teknos portfolio. Nordica is a durable hardwearing exterior coating used extensively in Nordic countries for painting the exterior of timber clad buildings, exterior joinery such as timber windows and doors it can be used internally also. Nordica can…

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Discolouration of Painted Joinery

calendar July 29, 2021

Discolouration of Painted joinery Here we hope to help with a few problems that can occur when painting new timber. Timber species Classification : Softwood Species which would require preservation if used externally :   Spruce, Hemlock, Pine, Larch We would recommend all new exterior softwood  be preserved  prior to painting…

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