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Questions About Bitumen Based Paints

Questions About Bitumen Based Paints

Questions about bitumen based paints? We hope we’ve answered them for you in this short blog! Natural bitumen has been used, tried and tested for thousands of years and is known for its waterproofing and adhesive qualities. Natural bitumen is found in deposits...
How do you choose paint colour?

How do you choose paint colour?

How do you choose paint colour? Should you base it on mood, style, fashion, personal preference or good old practicality? Colour supposedly affects your mood, but scientific evidence is really inconclusive on this. Anyone who’s studied marketing will know that...
Can I Paint a Wood or Concrete Floor?

Can I Paint a Wood or Concrete Floor?

Can I paint a wood or concrete floor? And what with? Well obviously that is entirely up to you and your tastes. We do however, have some great tips and advice on what kind of coatings you should consider using and how to apply them. Here we’re talking about both...
Which Primer for Wood, Walls and Ceilings?

Which Primer for Wood, Walls and Ceilings?

Which primer for wood, walls and ceilings? We’ve already covered metal primers in our blog here, so this one is dedicated to primer and undercoats for wood, walls and ceilings. Undercoat acts as a base layer for your surface ready for its finish coat. So it will...
Floor Varnish…A Spotlight on Customers’ Projects

Floor Varnish…A Spotlight on Customers’ Projects

Floor varnish…a spotlight on customers’ projects. Why? We relish the chance to explain a bit about a particular coating, but we also love the chance to show you some of our customers’ fabulous projects. What better way to see a product in action? Why use a...
Which Metal Primer to Use and When?

Which Metal Primer to Use and When?

Which metal primer to use?  And on which surface? Questions we’re often asked here at Palatine Paints…always a prompt for a blog! Before attempting to elaborate on metal primers, we need to briefly address another question: “What’s the...
Wood oil: Why use it and which one to choose?

Wood oil: Why use it and which one to choose?

Wood oil…why would you use it? Why not varnish? Wood oils act as a protective, decorative and water repellent finish for wood. Oils penetrate deep, nourishing the wood and replenishing its natural oils. They also enhance the natural grain of wood and generally have a...
What is Chlorinated Rubber Paint?

What is Chlorinated Rubber Paint?

You may have heard people talking about chlorinated rubber paint and wondered where and how it is used. Chlorinated rubber paint actually has a whole range of uses because of its water repellency, flexibility, durability, chemical resistance and anti-mould qualities....
Paint Waste: Reducing Environmental Damage

Paint Waste: Reducing Environmental Damage

We love paint, of course we do, we are paint manufacturers after all. Paint has the power to transform a drab building, structure, piece of machinery or item of furniture. Paint also offers essential protection; extending the lifetime of a building or product and...
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