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8 Properties of a great Concrete Floor Paint

Selecting the right paint for your concrete floor is often more important than the rest of the work itself. The properties of the concrete floor paint you select will need to reflect what the floor is being used for, such as light footfall or heavy forklift traffic. It will also need to match up wit [...]
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12 Concrete Floor Painting Tips

1. Consider the Timings Before beginning your floor painting project it is important to consider the timings involved. When using floor paints this is very important. Check the manufacturer's instructions to check on the length of the pot life, what drying times are expected, and then choose the rig [...]
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What are the most important properties to look for in concrete floor paint?

You have made the decision that it is time to freshen up the look of your concrete floor, having grown tired of the old, unsightly bare concrete appearance. The most cost-effective and simple way to freshen up your concrete floor is to paint it, but which paint should you choose? Selecting the corre [...]
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What Is The Best Method For Painting A Garage Floor?

Applying garage floor paint has numerous benefits from the improvement of the floors appearance to the more practical such as wear and tear resistance and increased safety. All of this, however, will be in vain unless the correct methods and the correct materials are used. You will need to use the [...]
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Use of Paint in Dipping Tanks

The application of paints by dipping can be a fast and efficient method of paint applications. There are, however, a number of factors to consider when choosing this method of application, viz.Choice of Paint Not all industrial paints are suitable for dipping, for example, some are prone to skinnin [...]
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Isocyanates: What are they?

Isocyanates are a family of highly reactive, low molecular weight chemicals. They are widely used in the manufacture of coatings such as varnishes and paints. You can find isocyanates in a number of products including polyurethane paints and coatings. Certain tasks, such as spraying, can produce ver [...]
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Troubleshooting Guide to Air Atomizing Spray Guns

At times your Air Atomizing Spray Gun may have a problem that you have been unable to solve. Here we will offer some common problems, the possible causes, and what the solutions are for each issue.Problem: Fluid leaking from packing nutCause & Solution: The cause can be down to either the packing nu [...]
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Application of Anti-Mould Paint

How to apply FS42 Glixtone Fungi-Shield Black Spot & Anti-Mould Paint Application instructions for FS42 Glixtone Fungi-Shield Black Spot & Anti-Mould Paint Completely remove all traces of loose, flaking soft and friable paint back to a clean firm surface by scraping and or washing. Remove any ex [...]
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Avoid frightful paint failures this Halloween

How to prevent frightful paint failures Halloween is approaching and the bone chilling weather with it.Those tricky painting jobs need extra care and attention to ensure they don't just give up the ghost. Scary paint failures such as peeling and flaking paint and frightfully hideous results can be [...]
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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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