Seasonal Hints & Tips

As the seasons change, it is important that you are aware of the optimum weather and temperature conditions for maximising your painting opportunities. On this page, we will update our content to deliver timely and weather-appropriate Hints and Tips to help get you through your next project. Links to Advice, Preparation and our "How To" Guides will remain available from here and elsewhere on our site.

All to quickly Autumn slips into Winter which is a mixed bag for painting; Usually cold and damp, which will not readily nor easily dry out. But there are very often some mild days which may offer a small painting window for solvent-based coatings to be applied and more importantly, to dry and cure!

Our A109 range, A1040 Multi Purpose Paint and our Chlorinated Rubber Coatings (R10, RP10, R34, R35) are all suitable for these conditions and are certainly worth having available within your "portfolio" of Autumnal and Winter paints. Of course painting internally is the most obvious thing to address, especially with the current Covid shut-downs of facilities, Christmas closures (Schools etc.) and our ongoing Brexit uncertainties.

Many of our products are temperature sensitive and have an optimum temperature application range to ensure their best performance. We recommend that you check your local weather conditions prior to starting your project. Visit the BBC Weather Site for your area.

Now is the perfect time to plan external maintenance that require more major repairs and attention ahead of any investment of time in painting.  Concrete repairs, wood and metal replacement, gutters, downpipes and roofing etc., will all take time to properly prepare ahead of painting. Our Technical Team have experienced the complete range of variables throughout the seasons in over 70 years of trading! Please draw on this knowledge by contacting us on 01202 295570 or email us HERE.

See our useful guide PAINTING IN COOLER WEATHER, below. 

Our paint range is extremely comprehensive and we hope our website will help you identify the right product for your project. If you do require assistance, please email or call our Technical Department; we will also endeavour to solve your requirements if a paint, or a surface to be painted is not included on our website. Please read our PAINT PREPARATION GUIDE before calling.

Our current list of Paint Advice Guides for download includes:

Technical Paints PAINT PREPARATION GUIDE

Technical Paints TENNIS COURT SIZE SPECIFICATION

Technical Paints PAINT SYSTEMS FOR STEEL SURFACES/SUBSTRATES

Technical Paints PAINTING IN COOLER WEATHER

Technical Paints INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAINTING SQUASH COURTS

Technical Paints HOW TO PREPARE AND PAINT A SWIMMING POOL - BEST ADVICE

Technical Paints HOW TO PAINT A SWIMMING POOL inc TROUBLESHOOTING

PRIMERS for difficult or unusual surfaces.