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Just the job
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Our new DIY section is "just the job" for all DIY-ers, beginner or expert. From helpful hints and tips to advice on choosing the right tools, we've all you need to get the job done. To get you started, we've answered some of our most frequently asked questions below...
A: To extend the life of your brushes and rollers, it is essential to clean them thoroughly and allow them to dry before storing. How you clean brushes depends on the type of paint you have been using. All brushes and rollers that have been used with water-based paints should be rinsed in cold water and then washed in warm water with a little detergent. Brushes which have been used to apply solvent based paints should be cleaned with Polycell Brush Cleaner and then washed in warm water with a little detergent added. Rinse brushes in clean water, shake off excess water and w ap in a piece of clean paper towel and secure with masking tape.
A: As garden furniture is made of a very smooth plastic and it is flexible we do not recommend painting it.
A: When selecting a brush it is important to consider the following areas: type of bristle; job to be completed & coating to be applied. There are 2 types of bristle: synthetic and natural. Synthetic bristles are very hard wearing, lasting up to 5 times as long as natural bristle brushes. As synthetic bristles do not absorb large amounts of water and swell up they do not cause tramlines to appear in the paint. Their structure produces a fine finish on all water-based paints. Natural bristle has a structure that allows it to take and hold paint within the brush. In addition, the split ends of bristle brushes help to produce a fine finish with traditional solvent paints.
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