Can you Paint Patio Slabs?

Patios come in stone, sandstone, concrete and slate. It’s no wonder that customers often question whether paint can be used on any patio surface.  Painting your patio is doable, but precautionary steps need to be followed, as painting concrete can be a problem if specific measures aren’t taken. Avoid the…

How to Paint Metal?

If you’ve ever tried to paint some metal, you might have noticed that regular paint doesn’t stick well to a metal surface, as it does to wood, for instance. Due to its smooth, slick surface, it should be treated differently from timber and plaster. It’s also chemically different, prone to…

Can You Paint Concrete?

Let’s face it, concrete tends to be dull, but it’s found everywhere; in our garages, on our front porch, on retaining walls, or in the garden. The dullness can spark our attempts to liven it up with some colour. By painting, concrete surfaces can withstand the natural elements and become…

Can You Paint Laminate Flooring?

At first, you might think that painting flooring needs experience. Painting laminate flooring might even seem impossible if you don’t know how to paint wood floors or prepare for floor paint jobs in general. With laminate floors, the multilayer of synthetic flooring might have you think that getting a paintbrush…

A Guide to Thickness Testing

Test metal thickness onboard your vessel without having to remove marine paint layers. The Portagauge® 4 uses triple echo technology which allows operators to inspect the underlying metal thickness, independent of any surface coatings such as paint. In the maritime industry, mild steel remains the number one metal for constructional…