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How to apply magnetic paint

Follow these simple steps achieve outstanding results using Firwood magnetic paint. Apply a minimum of two good coats as the potential of the magnet to stick to the paint is dependent on the film thickness applied.1. Ensure that the surface is smooth, clean, dry and free from dust, grease, etc.Plas [...]
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Quick and inexpensive solution to transforming your garage using Firwoods Garage Floor Paint

How to apply garage floor paint Painting your garage with a good garage floor paint will instantly make your garage look cleaner and fresher and is a relatively easy and inexpensive transformation. Using garage floor paint will protect the concrete by offering protection and resistance against wate [...]
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How to apply Firwood 690 Swimming Pool Paint

Firwood 690 Swimming Pool Paint is a specialist chlorinated rubber paint available in over 300 colours and has been developed to provide good chemical and water resistance and is suitable for long-term immersion in water with either mild acidic or alkaline properties. Prior to application of the [...]
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How to apply to apply Heat Resistant Paint from an Aerosol

Firwood 75 High Temperature Resisting Paint is a quality, fast drying paint for use on stoves, gas fires and exhaust systems where a tough coating is required that withstands temperatures of up to 600°C. The heat resistant paint is easy to apply and provides a protective and decorative paint finish [...]
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How to apply Firwood 29 Floor Paint

This inexpensive, easy to apply and quick drying floor paint dries to a tough high gloss finish, is the perfect way to transform drab or stained concrete into a hard wearing surface that provides a resistance to dirt, dust and oil making the floor easy to clean. Ideal for use on concrete and timbe [...]
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Pipeline Identification Colours

Industrial Paint - Pipeline Identification Colours The British Standard 1710 provides the acceptable standards for identifying pipes of all kinds. This includes everything from label locations and pipe content information to essential colour coding. Here at Firwood, we manufacture a diverse ran [...]
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Why Is It Important To Remove Laitance?

Before Applying Concrete Floor Paint, Why Is It Important To Remove Laitance?Laitance is always present in new concrete surfaces, and it is important that you remove it whenever possible. If you fail to remove all traces of laitance when painting floors, then that can lead to a premature failure of [...]
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How To Apply Concrete Etching Fluid

Preperation Prior to Applying Concrete Floor Paint In order to make the most out of your selected concrete floor paint, coating or finishing, it is extremely important that you carry out the necessary preparation of the substrate itself. If you fail to prepare the floor in the correct manner, it is [...]
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Using Water Repellent Long term Protection Against Damp and Staining

The rain just keeps on coming at this time of year and not only does the ground get soaked, but buildings do too. 2015 has definitely been a wet one for many areas of the United Kingdom and this takes its toll on buildings. Using fluorocarbon technology, Firwood 2620 Water Repellent is a translucent [...]
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How To Repair Damaged Concrete Floors

Repairing cracks and holes in concrete not only prevents them from turning into bigger holes, which could potentially cause trips and falls, but will also offer long-term protection against the elements. After repairing your damaged floor, a concrete floor paint from our range will add to its aesthe [...]
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6 Steps To Prevent Your Floor Paint From Peeling

There are a number of things to consider before painting any surface to minimise the risk of your paint peeling. Peeled paint not only affects the appearance of your floor, causing an unsightly mess, but it can also lead to frustration after you've spent a considerable amount of time applying it. Ma [...]
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A Guide To Measuring Levels Of Gloss In Paint

A Guide To Measuring Levels Of Gloss In Paint and Industrial Floor PaintsGloss is an essential element of painting that enables every paint user to achieve a professional finish they are happy with. Whether you're using heavy-duty industrial floor paint for equipment or painting your home furnishing [...]
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