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    3 of the best ways to clean paint rollers

    We've all been there, you finish after a long day of painting and look down at your rollers covered in paint. The last thing you want to be doing is spending hours cleaning the roller sleeves. I have compiled 3 effective ways of cleaning your roller sleeves so they are ready to go for your next job. All of these methods are suited to rollers that have been used with water-based paints. Some of these methods can also be used with oil-based paints but I recommend using solvents to help with the cleaning of these as warm water and oil based paints don't mix well and you could end up in a real mess.

    How to choose the right silicone sealant

    Silicone sealant is actually quite a broad term that is used a lot especially when it comes to DIY jobs, the first thought for most people is to go to their local DIY store and grab the cheapest one in the right colour.

    What is decorators caulk?

    Put simply, decorators caulk is a flexible filler that can be used to seal gaps around windows, doors, across the top edge of skirting boards and to cover cracks and fill gaps in ceiling coving prior to painting and is an essential item in any professional decorators bag. Decorators use caulk over something like silicone sealant for sealant skirting edges as is it can be painted, although it is a filler it cannot be used to fill holes in walls as it cannot be rubbed down. 

    Why you should use bathroom paint

    When it comes to painting bathrooms customers will request bathroom specific paint or expect you to use the one that they have already purchased. But is it the right paint to use or will a normal emulsion work just as well?

    Thermal pastes: The what, how and why.

    What is thermal paste?

    Thermal pastes are known by many names, thermal grease, thermal compound and CPU grease to name a few. All of these are essentially the same thing, they are all substances that are used to promote better heat conduction between two surfaces. They are commonly used in computers and electronic equipment between microprocessors and heatsinks.

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