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IT’S SUMMER, IT’S HOT...and it’s finally here!!!

For the first time in a few years we have prolonged warm, dry weather, and for some people, it’s very hot indeed. When painting externally, beware of heavy thunder storms washing away your newly-applied paint, particularly water-based types.

It is however, the ideal time to undertake those larger external jobs such as walls, roofs, industrial plant and farm buildings; it’s a great time to dry out any damp surfaces before painting.

In the current heat all paints will dry faster...some will dry too fast so beware. Avoid painting in strong, direct sunlight, particularly on to hot metal or tarmac surfaces. You should start in the early morning, possibly in the evening and ideally in the shade. This should help to avoid ‘mud cracking’, where the surface dries too fast and the paint beneath not at all, thus resembling dried mud! When applying, don’t over thin as the paint is already thinner when warm and will set too quickly, losing its “wet edge” prematurely.

If using paints in communal situations or areas of high use, remember water-based coatings don’t smell as much as solvent types. We do however have a comprehensive range of both.

Always allow each coat to fully cure as per the Technical Data Sheet instructions…”touch dry” is NOT fully cured or recoatable.

If you are suffering with “Solar Gain” (greenhouse effect) from a glass, asphalt or metal roof, see our Solar Reflective and Anti-glare products which are currently on OFFER…

Technical Paints offer a full free advisory service to help you before you paint. Just email us with a broad outline of your project, ideally with photos to show the condition of the substrate. We will assess your situation and give you our recommendations along with a painting specification and timings to help achieve your end result. If the condition of the substrate is too damaged or outside of our product range, then we will advise you accordingly.

We offer a comprehensive range of paints and performance coatings for most situations and surfaces. Many are in stock and others, plus Special Mixes, are made to order within a few working days. With new resources, new raw material suppliers and increased sales, we are now able to offer a faster turnaround on our most popular products.

We are pleased to receive enquiries of a technical nature. Call us on 01202 295 570 or email us with your enquiry.

Once you have established the ideal end-result for your project, refer to our Substrate Index for product options and take a few invaluable moments to read our Painting Guides - see below.

SUBSTRATE INDEX 
PAINT PREPARATION GUIDE 
PAINTING IN COOLER WEATHER  - (you never know!)
PAINT SYSTEMS FOR STEEL SURFACES/SUBSTRATES

COLOUR CHARTS
 RALBS4800BS381C

We have a vast range of mainstream and specialist products suitable for industrial, commercial, coastal, rural or city environments. We also have over 70 years of expertise to call upon so we rarely come across a requirement we haven’t seen before and we can supply both water based and solvent based systems for professional and trade use. We are stockists of Fertan Rust Converter - Buy Fertan here!

If in doubt or you need guidance, just pop us an email or give our Team a call on 01202 295 570.


"We would just like to say how delighted we are with your pool paint and your service.
Our order was shipped to Cyprus - by us - and one tin had spilt in transit.
All our responsibility, of course, but you replaced it free of charge, and immediately. Unasked!
My husband says it's the best paint he's ever used and we have a very large pool, so it's a big job.
Good stuff everyone, and many, many thanks.
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Jeannette Freeman