We thought we’d offer some ideas of maintenance tasks that could be done to make use of time while customers are absent, to utilise retained staff effectively, or even some DIY jobs to do if you’re stuck at home. Order easily online and we’ll deliver to straight your door.
Note we have introduced a range of protective sanitisers and easily installed screens to help businesses keep staff and customers safe.
Freshen up walls of shop fronts, houses, garages, outbuildings. Re-paint exterior masonry, cement, render, pebble dash, rough cast, brick and concrete. Before painting, scrape away any loose paint and fill any holes, sand if needed. Apply with a masonry roller or masonry block brush. We suggest:
Mark out or re-paint parking spaces, disabled spaces, no entry signs, tennis courts, basketball pitches etc.
A temporary close down is never a great time. One positive action would be to take advantage of quiet times and utilise any retained staff to re-coat floors.
We make a range of different coatings for concrete floors; which one you choose will depend on the amount of traffic and the levels of any harsh chemicals which it might come into contact with.
Two pack epoxy paints for example, have great resistance to chemicals and heavy traffic, while a single pack polyurethane is easy to apply and ideal for a workshop type setting. Chlorinated rubber paint is a great option where hygiene is essential, with resistance to oils, water and a wide range of chemicals it is low maintenance and easy to hose or jet wash.
Re-apply varnish to wooden floors. If the floor is very worn, sand back completely to bare wood and apply a good quality floor varnish according to the instructions.
For varnished floors that are showing signs of mild wear in patches, it’s sometimes possible to touch up by sanding lightly and applying a several thin coats of varnish to the worn area (be sure it’s compatible with the varnish that’s already there). Have a look at a couple of our business customers’ floor varnish projects here. Wooden floors can of course be painted, for an alternative look. We suggest:
- Carbotread Polyurethane Floor Varnish
- Carbotread Polyurethane Floor Paint
- Solvent Resistant Rollers/Refills
Walls and Woodwork
We stock a full range of decorative paints and accessories to help with interior projects. Truglos and Palatine Professional Satin or Matt are ideal for skirting boards, architraves, door frames and bannisters. Our Trucryl primer is a fast drying water-borne coating performing the dual role of both primer and undercoat. Walls can be emulsioned in superfast time with our Supercote single coat emulsion and we supply the full range of rollers and brushes to help.
For interior metal work in warehouse settings etc our range of primers and topcoats can be found in the industrial section on our website. Now might be the time to review fire protection measures, speak to your local building control department for details of measures that might be required.
We stock a full range of intumescent and smoke/flame retardant coatings and we are certified suppliers for both Nullifire and Thermoguard products.
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