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The most important elements of any painting job are:

  • the preparation of the surface
  • the application of the coating

According to Greg Meaker, the Managing Director of Dekro Paints, the vast majority of all failures in coating projects are the result of poor preparation or application.

This section of the site therefore provides you with hints and advice on preparing various surfaces for painting, and on applying paints to these surfaces.

DETERMINING YOUR PAINT REQUIREMENTS

PREPARING SURFACES FOR PAINTING

IDENTIFYING AND SOLVING PROBLEMS

PAINTING BARE PLASTERED WALLS

PAINTING PREVIOUSLY PAINTED WALLS

PREPARING AND PAINTING BRICKS

PAINTING CONCRETE

PREPARING AND PAINTING WOOD

CARING FOR YOUR TIMBER

PREPARING AND PAINTING METAL

PREPARING AND PAINTING FLOORS

PREPARING AND PAINTING TILES

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Paints, sealants & solvents

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Brushes, rollers & accessories

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