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Paints consists of:

  • Pigment - to impart colour and opacity,
  • Binder - a polymer (resin) to hold the pigment in place,
  • Extender - larger pigment particles added to improve adhesion, strengthen the film and also to save binder,
  • Additives - to modify the properties of the liquid paint or dry film,
  • Solvent - to reduce the viscosity of the paint for better application. 

The binder and solvent together is the vehicle that carries the pigment, which gives the colour to the paint. Paints are made according to their proposed use; primer, undercoat and finishes. The pigment powder is broken down into individual particles, which are dispersed in the binder. Solvent is then added to give the required consistency. The most important binders used in modern paints are acrylic polymers, alkyd polymers and epoxy polymers. The solvent is either water, which is much better for the environment, or organic solvents.

Acrylic paint is fast drying paint containing pigment suspension in acrylic polymer emulsion. An emulsion is a mixture of two or more liquids that are normally immiscible (doesn't blend or mix). Acrylic paints can be diluted with water, and become water-resistant when dry. You can modify the appearance, flexibility, texture, and other characteristics of the paint surface by simply by adding water.

The surfaces covered with acrylic paint can be washed by hand and with appliances operating under low pressure. The acrylic paint may be applied on clean, dry and smooth surfaces free from any substances that decrease adhesion such as grease, bitumen, dust. Ceresit CT42 acrylic paint, for example, can be applied on concrete aged over 28 days, on traditional cement plasters, lime-cement plasters and lime plasters aged over 14 days, on mineral and mineral-polymer plasters aged over 7 days, on acrylic plasters aged over 3 days, on gypsum substrates, on gypsum cardboards, gypsum-fibre boards primed before with Ceresit CT17 primer. After only 15 minutes from the primer application, it is possible to move to the next stage of work, painting. Ceresit CT17 primer is highly recommended for aerated concrete, anhydrite and gypsum substrates and for priming chipboard and non-impregnated plasterboard. 

Painting instructions
  • The area not to be painted, such as windows, doors should be protected with foil. If there are any plants etc., should be protected as well.
  • The content of the container should be carefully stirred by means of the drill with a mixer for about 2 minutes.
  • Usually it is sufficient to paint twice. Between the application of the subsequent layers the 4 - 6 hour technological breaks should be maintained.
  • The paint should be applied evenly by means of a brush, roller or a sprinkling device.
  • Most paints come ready to use without any dilution, but it is possible to add not more than 10% of water, if such a need arises.
  • Work on one surface should be carried on without any breaks using the paint of the same badge number (printed on each packaging) or the content of containers with different badge numbers should be mixed together.
  • Application should be performed in dry conditions with the ambient and substrate temperature ranging from +5 to +25 C and the humidity below 80 %. The drying of the paint depends on atmospheric conditions.
  • Any stains should be immediately rinsed with water.
  • Tools should be washed carefully with water directly after being used.

Silicone resin emulsion paints rank among the most modern exterior coating systems. The binder in silicone resin emulsion paints comprises mineral-based silicone resin and polymer emulsion. The silicone resin binders build up stable three-dimensional silicone resin networks on building surfaces and in coatings and make the paint highly water repellent and higher water-vapour permeability. It become chemically bound to the mineral substrate. Water is unable to penetrate and simply rolls off.

The structure of the coating ensures fast moisture evaporation from the substrate and at the same time creates an efficient protection against the substrate moisture and humidity. For example, the binder used in Ceresit CT 48 silicone paint causes pearl like effect of water after wetting the coat. Silicone additives bring the surface properties, such as anti-slip, abrasion resistance and can make to improve the sustainability of decorative coatings in architectural and wood coating applications.

The paint with extremely high hydrophobia is Ceresit CT49 Silix XD nano-silicone paint, which had been created with a proprietary formula. It would not only repel water,  but also dirt and other contaminants and keep the surface sheen for a long time.

Painting instructions
  • The area not to be painted, such as windows, doors should be protected with foil. If there are any plants etc., should be protected as well.
  • The content of the container should be carefully stirred by means of the drill with a mixer for about 2 minutes.
  • Usually it is sufficient to paint twice. Between the application of the subsequent layers the 12 - 24 hour technological breaks should be maintained.
  • The paint should be applied evenly by means of a brush, roller or a sprinkling device.
  • Most paints come ready to use without any dilution, but it is possible to add not more than 5% of water, if such a need arises.
  • Work on one surface should be carried on without any breaks using the paint of the same badge number (printed on each packaging) or the content of containers with different badge numbers should be mixed together.
  • Application should be performed in dry conditions with the ambient and substrate temperature ranging from +5 to +25 C and the humidity below 80 %. The drying of the paint depends on atmospheric conditions.
  • Any stains should be immediately rinsed with water.
  • Tools should be washed carefully with water directly after being used.

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Brand: Blue Dolphin Model and Size: 120mm
Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days
120mm Wallpaper Brush Blue Dolphin is used for painting large surfaces with wallpaper adhesives, wood impregnations, external and internal primers. The bristles are made of natural bristles, and the handle is made of varnished beech wood.CHARACTERISTICS For painting large surfaces with wal..
£5.91
£7.09 inc VAT
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Brand: Blue Dolphin Model and Size: 170mm
Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days
170mm Masonry Spray Brush Blue Dolphin used by masons to spray water on the brickwork and can be used for a variety of other tasks. Ergonomic handle allows for comfortable and long work. The brush is perfect for applying primers, impregnations and other construction measures on large surfaces. It ca..
£1.94
£2.33 inc VAT
3 (0e 1s)
Brand: Blue Dolphin Model and Size: 25mm x 50m
Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days
25mm Blue Painter's Tape Blue Dolphin is a high quality very strong waterproof tape with its ability to create crisp, clean paint lines and peels off residue-free and doesn't take any extra paint with it. Due to its thin, extra layer of paper backing it's less likely to rip or crack as you pull..
£2.31
£2.77 inc VAT
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Brand: Blue Dolphin Model and Size: 25mm x 50m
Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days
25mm Blue Painter's Tape Blue Dolphin- Lacquer Finishing is a high quality very strong waterproof tape with its ability to create crisp, clean paint lines and peels off residue-free and doesn't take any extra paint with it. Due to its thin, extra layer of paper backing it's less likely to rip o..
£1.39
£1.67 inc VAT
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Brand: Blue Dolphin Model and Size: 38mm x 50m
Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days
38mm 7-day Paper Masking Tape Blue Dolphin is a high quality very strong waterproof tape with its ability to create crisp, clean paint lines and peels off residue-free and doesn't take any extra paint with it. Due to its thin, extra layer of paper backing it's less likely to rip or crack as you..
£1.17
£1.40 inc VAT
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Brand: Blue Dolphin Model and Size: 40mm
Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days
40mm Painter's Spatula Blue Dolphin is made of hardened stainless steel with an ergonomic, two-component handle.CHARACTERISTICSMade of hardened stainless steel, High abrasion resistance, An ergonomic, two-component handle...
£2.45
£2.94 inc VAT
1 (0e 0s)
Brand: Blue Dolphin Model and Size: 8L
Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days
8L Plastic Paint Scuttle Blue Dolphin, a high quality square container made of thick plastic with a metal handle used to carry paint...
£4.90
£5.88 inc VAT
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Brand: MGC Model and Size: 2.5 litres
Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days
Biocheck Alkyd Gloss is a high quality Alkyd resin based gloss paint to provide long term protection against internal and external mould attack.Works in severe condensation situations...
£20.37
£24.44 inc VAT
Brand: MGC Model and Size: 2.5 litres
Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days
Biocheck Alkyd Undercoat is a high quality Alkyd resin based undercoat paint to provide long term protection against internal and external mould attack.Works in severe condensation situations...
£18.03
£21.64 inc VAT
Brand: MGC Model and Size: 5 litres
Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days
Biocheck Allweather Pliolite Paint is a high quality long-term performance exterior masonry paint that would resist the elements such as wind-driven rain, sun, temperature extremes and atmospheric pollution and retain its decorative appearance. Its active Biocide would resist the growth of algae. Av..
£49.73
£59.68 inc VAT
Brand: MGC Model and Size: Matt- 5 litres
Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days
Biocheck Fungicidal Emulsion Paint - Matt would provide long term protection against mould attack in severe condensation situations. It is proven to be completely resistant to colonisation and growth of mould. Tested by the BRE.  Matt finish Available in 10 pastel shades Rose Wh..
£92.06
£110.47 inc VAT
Brand: MGC Model and Size: Silk- 5 litres
Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days
Biocheck Fungicidal Emulsion Paint - Silk would provide long term protection against mould attack in severe condensation situations. It is proven to be completely resistant to colonisation and growth of mould. Tested by the BRE.  Silk finish Available in 10 pastel shades Rose Wh..
£93.76
£112.51 inc VAT
Brand: MGC Model and Size: Biocheck water based gloss - 2.5 litres
Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days
Biocheck Water Based Gloss is a three in one product - primer, undercoat and topcoat, which is resistant to internal mould and external moss, lichen and algae. It is a low odour, water based gloss, which touch dries in 1-2 hours in good drying conditions. It can be used on both internal external sur..
£38.78
£46.54 inc VAT
Brand: Ceresit Model and Size: CT240
Delivery Time: 2 - 4 days
Ceresit CT 240 Winter is a high quality accelerating additive for wet renders and paints drying under low temperatures in late autumn and early spring times, especially when the temperature fall below zero in the nights. This additive can be used for thin-coat acrylic renders - CT 60,..
£12.00
£14.40 inc VAT
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Ceresit CT 280 Winter - Additive for ETICS and Wet Renders Drying Under Low Temperatures - 250g
Guide Price
Brand: Ceresit Model and Size: CT280
Delivery Time: 2 - 4 days
Ceresit CT 280 Winter is a high quality accelerating additive for ETICS and wet renders drying under low temperatures in late autumn and early spring times, especially when the temperature fall below zero in the nights. This additive can be used for cement based mineral adhesive morta..
12 (0e 0s)
Brand: Ceresit Model and Size: 10 litres
Delivery Time: In Stock 1-2 working days
Ceresit CT16 is designed for priming substrates before the application of mineral, acrylic, silicone and silicone-silicate thin-coat renders, finishes and paint coats. Facilitates the application and texturing of plasters, optimize the drying process and improves the plaster-to-substrate adhesi..
£39.50
£47.40 inc VAT
14 (0e 2s)
Brand: Ceresit Model and Size: CT17 - 5litres
Delivery Time: 5 - 7 days
Ceresit CT17 Profi is a deep penetrating primer for priming walls, floors, ceilings inside and outside buildings prior to fixing ceramic tiles, pouring floors, fixing floor lining, papering, puttying, painting, or fixing thermal insulation boards.  It is highly recommended for aerated..
£22.23
£26.68 inc VAT
1 (0e 0s)
Ceresit CT42 Acrylic Paint
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Brand: Ceresit Model and Size: CT42
Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days
Ceresit CT42 Acrylic Paint is used for protecting facades, concrete constructions and interiors. It can be applied on concrete, cement plasters, lime-cement plasters and lime plasters. This paint can be used for painting Ceresit CT 35, CT 36 and CT 137 mineral plasters, Ceresit CT 60, CT 63, CT 64 a..
Guide Price: £65.00
£78.00 inc VAT
Ceresit CT48 Silicone Paint (3.5 litres)
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Brand: Ceresit Model and Size: CT48 - 3.5l
Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days
Ceresit CT 48 Silicone Paint is used for protecting facades, concrete constructions, interiors. It can be applied on the mineral substrates such as concrete, cement plasters, lime-cement plasters and lime plasters that have never been painted before. This paint can be used for painting mineral plast..
Guide Price: £40.00
£48.00 inc VAT
Ceresit CT49 Silix XD Nano-Silicone Paint
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Brand: Ceresit Model and Size: CT49
Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days
Ceresit CT 49 Silix XD nano-silicone paint had been created from a formula of selected and modified silicone resins, polysiloxane resins, special fillers and pigments. The addition of the Polytetrafloroethylene (PTFE) additives to the recipe gives an extremely high degree of hydrophobia to the surfa..
Guide Price: £110.00
£132.00 inc VAT
Brand: Blue Dolphin Model and Size: Size 10
Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days
Pair of Insulated Safety Gloves 1020 size 10 coated with latex in the grip and fingertips for better grip and insulation ideal protection against cold. Comfortable inside insulation. They can be used in cold stores, construction sites, transport industry and warehouses etc.CHARACTERISTICSSeamle..
£1.49
£1.79 inc VAT
13 (0e 0s)
Brand: MGC Model and Size: 5 litres
Delivery Time: 2 - 3 days
Lichenite is a water based clear, colourless solution containing unique biocides for the eradication and prevention of mosses, lichens, algae growths. It is passed to be used as a masonry biocide. Lichenite is a non-flammable, free flowing liquid with a very faint odour. It has unlimited shelf life,..
£92.74
£111.29 inc VAT
Brand: Blue Dolphin Model and Size: Size 8
Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days
Pair of size 8 Schmith Cotton Safety Gloves finished with a seamless elastic rib, resistant to abrasion and tearing, do not shrink in contact with waterCHARACTERISTICSSeamless elastic rib, Resistant to abrasion and tearing, Do not shrink in contact with water...
£1.49
£1.79 inc VAT
35 (0e 0s)
Brand: Etex Exteriors Model and Size: 500ml
Delivery Time: In Stock 1-2 working days
500ml Touch Up Paint to repair Cedral weatherboards, where there is damage to paint or on cut edges. Available in colours to match Cedral weatherboards. Maintains an aesthetically-pleasing finish where weatherboards are damaged, or cut.            ..
£26.41
£31.69 inc VAT
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