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. An undercoat acts as a base layer for your surface ready for its finish coat. So it...

Which Metal Primer to Use and When?

Which metal primer to use? Questions we’re often asked here at Palatine Paints…which is always a prompt for a blog! Before attempting to elaborate on metal primers, we need to briefly address another question: “What’s the difference between...

How to Seal a Concrete Floor (and Why)

How to seal a concrete floor (and why). Concrete provides a hard wearing and inexpensive floor surface but it can come with problems which make it difficult to live with. Concrete is of course widely used. In the home, concrete surfaces are usually covered with...

What are Flame Retardant and Fire Resistant Paints?

What are flame retardant and fire resistant paints? Are they the same thing? You’ll probably have heard the terms flame retardant, fire resistant and intumescent (and possibly others) when referring to paints. It can be confusing to know which coating you need, in...

Our top five paints!

Our top five paint products? Is this something you’ve asked…well no. But we do obviously assess what people are buying and what they’re telling their friends about. We also note trends in colour and finishes for various products. We thought...

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? 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? 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...

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...
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