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How to paint MDF

It is common for this porous surface to react with - and even absorb - conventional paint. In this guide we show you how to overcome these problems.

How to paint limewash / distemper walls

The highly porous and permeable nature of these substrates creates a host of painting challenges. Here we show you how to overcome them on interior projects.

How to paint lead

Painting unprotected or unpainted lead will seal the substrate and prevent it from causing harm. Here we show you how.

How to paint knotted and resinous timber

Prime and seal knots and resinous timber with ease by following this step-by-step guide.

How to paint glossy and slick surfaces

Painting glossy, impermeable surfaces requires a primer with exceptional adhesion. Zinsser's B-I-N® Primer Sealer is exactly that!

How to paint glass

Glass can be one of the most difficult substrates to paint. Unless it is properly primed, top coats simply won't adhere to it. Start the job right with Bulls Eye® 1-2-3.

How to paint galvanised metal

Galvanised metal has a zinc coating, designed to protect it from the weather. Unfortunately, normal paint doesn't adhere very well to zinc, so you need a specialist primer.

How to paint exterior woodstained or varnished surfaces

Stains and varnishes make the surface of wood less porous creating adhesion issues when painting.

How to paint denatured timber

Decorate denatured timber effectively requires the right preparation and priming, due to its friable nature. Here we show you how it's done.

How to paint plastic and UPVC

When painting exterior plastic and UPVC, you need a primer with outstanding adhesion. Here we show you how to achieve the best results.

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