Frequently Asked Questions
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Indasa’s specialist sprays are great for this. The damp seal spray will block damp stains completely, even when a surface is still damp – make sure you apply two to three coats. Indasa stain block spray is also very good for covering those awkward stains from things like rust, grease, nicotine, crayon etc. Priming with our All Purpose Primer/Undercoat can help to prevent stains coming through.
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There are various options. For small quantities, two hour gloss would be suitable but may need repainting every 2 to 3 years or so. A matt finish can also be achieved on concrete with our Professional Shed and Fence paint. A masonry paint would also be an option for longer term protection/adherence. Alternatively you could consider Carboline road line paint
Ronseal do a touch up pen specially for appliances such as washing machines, fridges and dishwashers etc. This item is not on our website so please contact us directly if you wish to purchase.
A direct to metal paint in smooth silver, such as our Hammershield Smooth paint is a good option for this purpose.
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A water based paint (emulsion) can be used; the easiest application method is with a roller,
We don’t really recommend gloss paint on walls as a highly reflective finish tends to show up flaws in plaster. That’s not to say it can’t be done! We recommend using our All Purpose Primer/Undercoat to achieve a good finish over which to paint.
Our Truglos while usually best for wood or metal, will be suitable applied over this primer. A more suitable paint to obtain a sheen on an interior plastered wall would however be Trusheen which is a premium vinyl silk emulsion.
Many business premises and modern properties sport metal doors as they tend to be more secure and have good fire resistance. Painting doors like this is straight forward, but check that a plastic based coating has not been applied. For aluminium or galvanised metal, use an etching primer first. If metal has a form of plastic/pvc based coating, again use a specialist primer such as Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 or Bedec All Purpose Primer. Suitable metal topcoats are Two Hour Professional Gloss which gives a gleaming and protective finish. Alternatively, you can achieve satin or matt finish using Palatine Professional topcoat.
All our emulsion paints are water based and available in matt or silk finish. This includes our one coat high opacity emulsion. We also have an acrylic water based primer/undercoat: Trucryl. We can usually colour match our emulsions to RAL Classic and BS 4800/381c colour codes but there is a minimum order quantity of 10 litres.
Our Hammershield paints is very good, direct to metal paint. If you need an alternative colour or finish, consider choosing from our Palatine Professional range. The finishes available are gloss, satin or matt finish which we can match to colours on the RAL Classic and BS 4800/3812c colours. A primer such as carboxide metal primer will give added protect under the Professional range against rust and corrosion.
If you have spray equipment and a large area to coat, the fast dry gloss or semi gloss are also options.
Depending on the finish you want, you could choose from a selection of wood treatments, paints or even oils. The Barrettine range of wood protective treatments and preservers are available in a range of colour shades. If you want a more opaque colour finish then our Professional Shed and Fence Paint is a good choice as it is also suitable for sheds and summerhouses. With a matt finish and in 10 colour shades (including the popular anthracite grey), this paint is popular with our customers. We can also do this in a satin or gloss finish if matt is not what you want. For a truly weather proof surface, our bitumen based Barn Paint is a great choice but is limited in colour availability.
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- Exterior Paint
- Interior Walls
- Paint and Treat Wood
- Paint Colours
- Painting Metal
- Painting or Sealing Concrete
- Using Varnish