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What Is Eco Friendly Paint?

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What is Eco-friendly paint? Eco-friendly paints are products which contains low or no VOCs, contains no lead or mercury, fungicides or pesticides or any other harmful ingredients like formaldehyde. Even though some companies claim that the products are ‘eco-friendly’, they still contain VOC Solvents, chemical pigments and fungicides, making it not so environmently friendly. Technically, there are no clear definition to this term in the industry. There are however clearer Read More

Water Based Enamel Paint

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Water based Enamel Paint This tough, odourless, exterior water-based enamel paint is a unique polyurethane acrylic which dries to smooth, velvety medium sheen finish. It is environmentally friendly and can be used to paint both interior and exterior surfaces. Duram NuGlo is non-yellowing and UV resistant, enhanced by polyurethane for added strength and durability. With it being lead-free water-based enamel, it is safe to use the paint in nurseries and Read More

Fireplace Paint

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Fireplace Paint Plascon Fireplace Paint is a semi-matt black water-based paint with a self-priming finish. This heat-resistant paint is most suitable for metal fireplaces and mild steel applications. Uses for Plascon Fireplace Paint: This black paint is ideal for metal fireplaces and mild steel applications. Used as self-priming paint on metal fireplaces. Features & benefits of Plascon Fireplace paint: It is a water-based paint Fast drying product Offers great flexibility Read More

Options For Wood Painting

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Options For Wood Painting Natural wood often need to be painted for protection or effect. Choosing the right product can prolong the life of the wood as well as greatly reduce future maintenance costs. As wood contract and expand with temperature fluctuations, which can be substantial if the wood is in direct sunlight, therefore I would prefer not to paint it with solvent based enamel. Most solvent based enamels cannot Read More

Silicon Paints

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Silicon Paints This silicate paint and coatings are made of water-glass and inorganic natural pigments combined using KEIM technology. These paints naturally compliments surfaces like concrete, mansonry, stone, CMU block, brick, stucco, renders, fibre-cement boards, drywall boards and all types of mineral substrates. Keim’s paint creates a permanent bond by penetrating the surface and forming a porous water resistant breathable coating. This paint is extremely durable and protects against UV Read More

Plaster Primer

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Plascon Plaster Primer Plascon Plaster Primer is a solvent based primer for gypsum and masonry surfaces. It acts as a good barrier between the new alkaline plaster and the painted topcoats. It can also be used as a binding agent for too soft or too powdery plaster, as well as a sealer on incredibly porous surfaces. It has a matt appearance with a spread rate of 8 m²/ℓ and comes Read More

What Causes Cracks?

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What Causes Cracks? There are four kinds of cracks: Hairline cracks Normally not serious and caused by a new building settling within the first two years. Hairline cracks can also form at the exposed top end of flat walls and parapets, if they are not sealed with a good waterproof paint. These cracks are caused by dew and rain water lying on top of the wall and penetrating the wall Read More

Which is Better: Varnish or Preservative

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Which is better: Varnish or Preservative (Exterior use) The right product for your wood can make a big difference in the longevity of the wood, irrespective if it is wooden windows, doors or a wooden deck. It can also make a significant difference to future maintenance and a wrong or inferior product used as a short-term saving can end up costing much more in the long run. There is no Read More

Roof Cleaning

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Roof cleaning PROPAINT Painting & Renovations provides professional roof cleaning services for both residential and commercial properties. Cleaning a roof is the process of removing any dirt, moss or algae or old chipped paint from your roof. By cleaning the roof of your property, it extends the roof life expectancy. You will notice over time, it is usually one side that contains more dirt and fungus than others parts, this Read More

Painting Techniques

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Painting techniques When choosing to paint a room or a piece of furniture in your home, there are quite a few techniques that could be applied to enhance the general aesthetics. If you feel like doing ‘something different’ look at the different types of applications below: Ageing: This look is created by making the furniture seem aged and distressed. A piece of ‘aged’ furniture usually has faded colour (whites usually Read More