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Is there a paint to stop stains coming through on ceilings and walls?


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 […]

30th June 2020


Do you stock paint that I can use to paint concrete bollards?


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 […]


Is there a paint to remove spot rust marks on appliances?


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.


Which paint will give the closest finish to galvanised look?


A direct to metal paint in smooth silver, such as our Hammershield Smooth paint is a good option for this purpose.

29th June 2020


I am looking for a suitable paint for polystyrene ceiling tiles?


A water based paint (emulsion) can be used; the easiest application method is with a roller, Our Suggestions:  Trumatt (matt finish) | Trusheen (silk finish)


Is there a gloss finish paint for walls?


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 […]


We have a metal front door: how can we paint it?


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 […]


Do you sell any water based undercoat and emulsions?


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 […]


Do you have paint for metal railings?


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 […]


What paint is suitable for a wooden shed?


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 […]


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I have a small shed which has felt covering showing no obvious damage yet it leaks when heavy rain. Can I paint over roofing felt with bitumen paint to seal any perforations and if so can I apply when it’s cold as long as it’s dry (temp approx 5ºC)? Just a temporary fix until summer to stop timbers rotting.Yes but if the leaks are significant you may need a more viscous (thicker) bitumen paint so might need to consider a roofing compound or mastic which would seal larger areas. As the holes are not obvious the bitumen will be a good place to start. The only slight impact the temperature would have is on the drying time due to colder temperatures. Just make sure it isn’t first thing in the morning or late at night and not misty 🙂Our Suggestions: Carboblack Bitumen Paint | Carbotex Roofing Compound | Roofing Mastic
I am hoping to varnish or seal a stone hearth- or seal maybe (basically so that I can just wipe over to keep clean, keep dust etc) Would your pliocem sealer be ok for heat resistance etc?Pliocem Clear Sealer will be fine in terms of the heat resistance should be fine as long as the surface doesn’t exceed 100ºC and is not subject to a naked flame.Our suggestion: Pliocem Clear Sealer
Yes chlorinated rubber paint is waterproof and you can easily keep it clean by jet washing or hose. It is ideal for many projects including swimming pools and ornamental ponds. It is also great for animal housing, septic tanks etc. We recommend minimum of 2 x coats. Read much more detailed information about this product our blogs: Chlorinated Rubber Paint and Its Uses and Chlorinated Rubber Paint Customer Questions 
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.
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 Zinc Rich Primer is the equivalent to this product. It prevents rust creep that can be caused as a result of in-situ welding work. Our Zinc Rich Primer is also a very good self-finish coating for protecting metal against rust.Our suggestion:Carbogalv Zinc Rich Primer
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 
A water based paint (emulsion) can be used; the easiest application method is with a roller,Our Suggestions:  Trumatt (matt finish) | Trusheen (silk finish)
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.
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.
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