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Tintern Abbey Cottage: Painting with exterior breathable paint

When we were sent this photo from Fiona entitled “Painting in Lockdown” and saw our exterior breathable paint in such a picturesque setting we simply had to find out more.  Like many businesses, Fiona and family had taken unusual opportunity provided by lockdown (no guests, increase in time available for DIY and great May weather) to [...]

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Easy recipe for making your own Watercolour paints

Looking to feed your creativity ….why not have a go at following our easy recipe for making your own Watercolour paints? As lots of us are finding ourselves with a little more time on our hands than usual these days (activity written during the Covid 19 lockdown), doing something creative can be the perfect way to [...]

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Painting with Limewash Paint

Limewash is a traditional paint which has been used for thousands of years. You can use it inside and out to finish the lime work on your home. Limewash can be used over your lime plaster or render, or on any brick or masonry pointed with lime mortar. It is a breathable paint so it [...]

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Eco Outdoor Wood Paints - Quick Guide

This eco outdoor wood finish guide is intended as a quick reference only. Please always read datasheets and instructions before applying (and preferably before purchasing!). If in any doubt at all about what eco outside wood finish you could use on your project, please do contact us. We are always happy to help. For the [...]

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Eco Outdoor Wall Paints - Quick Guide

Environmentally friendly exterior masonry paint. Whether you are looking to waterproof a wall or need a breathable outdoor wall paint we have a solution for you in a colour you'll love. This guide is intended as a quick reference only. Please always read datasheets and instructions before applying (and preferably before purchasing!). If in any doubt [...]

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How to Finish a Guitar with Osmo Oil

Our Ian been a bass player for longer than he cares to remember and always wanted to build and paint his own guitar. So when his friend and second-hand guitar shop owner recently advertised a selection of project guitars, he couldn’t help but notice an interesting six string bass of unknown origin that needed a [...]

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Competition: Design your own Farrow and Ball Paint Colour

Farrow Ball, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, is inviting families to celebrate the colours of nature and enter its competition to win a specially created paint shade inspired by colours they find in the natural world. This is a once in a lifetime prize! Read on to find out more about the #MyColourByNature [...]

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How to Repair Cornice Mouldings

When it comes to repairing cornice moulding, the time and craftsmanship involved in the process cannot be underestimated. Jason Bushnell owner of Pembrokeshire Limework was kind enough to share his process with us, as he and his colleague Tony Priest worked on repairs for a local manor house.(Inspirational architechural feature images from Farrow and Ball [...]

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Customer Project: Building a Healthy Home

It’s a wonderful thing to hear about people that have created a healthy home environment by decorating using non-toxic and natural products. When Dr Clare Sherriff, Architectural Historian, had the opportunity to build her own new home, she was determined to make it as healthy as possible from the very start. She had no previous [...]

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Whale of a Wall - Eco School Playground Mural

How London primary school St Georges transformed their playground into a giant aquarium There aren’t many primary schools who can claim to have their very own life size whale on the premises but St George’s Primary School in Battersea, can do just that. They’re proud to be the guardians of a magnificent 22 meter wide mural [...]

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