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Homeowners can read our case studies showing how we transform tired wooden kitchens &
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Ask the paint chemist Keith Harrison. Keith is a real paint chemist at Newlife Paints. He collects un-used water-based paints and using his knowledge, produces a range of effective and cost effective ceiling and wall paints and eggshells. I used the ceiling paint, white over magnolia on a stippled ceiling. I achieved one coat coverage. Read More
Emulsion paint crazes over acrylic caulk. User error? Maybe. But it can happen, even if you go by the book, and is an issue that, 30 years on, is still quoted as “a new one on us” by paint manufacturers. Here is some information on caulk, how to use it in general decorating, and for Read More
As part of our Apprentice Corner initiative, this is Simon Verrall’s account of a bedroom redecoration. Simon is based in Hertfordshire, he has completed Level 1 & 2 National Diploma in Painting and Decorating, finding his own work, reading blogs and researching online. He is planning to go for Level 3, and continue his apprenticeship Read More
Keith Harrison, the chemist at Newlife Paints knows a thing or two about paint. He recycles waste trade paints, modifies them, tints them and the water-based paint for walls, ceilings and woodwork is then sold to trade and DIY outlets nationwide. I have a “simple” question for a paint chemist. What do you reckon is Read More
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