• Interior Wood
    • Why do wood knots show through paint?
      • Resins escape from wood through knots. These resins can leak through primers, undercoats and topcoats leaving yellow marks in your paint. Our Knot Block Wood Primer & Undercoat is guaranteed to stop this from happening. 

    • How to internal prepare wood before painting?
      • Bare wood


        Lightly sand your wood to give it an even finish. Use 120grit sandpaper and sand in the direction of the woodgrain. Remember to wear a face mask. When the dust has settled, give the area a quick vacuum and wipe your wood with white spirit. Fill any holes or cracks with our Multi Purpose Wood Filler. Then use one of our Primer & Undercoats to help your paint stick and make it last longer.

        Previously painted wood


        If your old paint is in good condition just give it a light sand with 240grit sandpaper. Then, to help your paint last longer, put on one of our Primer & Undercoats.

        If your paint is flaking or cracked you’ll need to sand it back to bare wood. The easiest way to do this is with an electric sander. Use 120grit sandpaper and sand in the direction of the woodgrain. It creates a lot of dust, so make sure you wear a face mask. When the dust has settled, give the area a quick vacuum and wipe your wood with white spirit. Fill any holes or cracks with our Multi Purpose Wood Filler. For holes and cracks bigger than 5mm use our High Performance Wood Filler. Then use one of our Primer & Undercoats.

    • What is Diamond Hard?
      • Diamond Hard means the coating is extra tough, so it'll protect and last longer. It'll stand up to knocks, scuffs, spills, heat and whatever else daily life throws at it.

    • What's Silver Guard technology?
      • The Silver Guard barrier found in our Anti-Bacterial Worktop oil stops E Coli and MRSA growth immediately. It helps keep wooden surfaces clean and free from bacteria.

    • What's BBA Approval?
      • BBA stands for British Board of Agreement. It's an Independent body that certifies that Ronseal 5 Year Wood Stain delivers 5 year protection.

    • What's the difference between the wax and a varnish?
      • Traditionally varnishes give a hard protective surface and waxes are soft which means they mark and scuff easily. Our new wax gives you the look and natural feel of a wax while protecting like a varnish. It's lightly tinted and comes in a matt finish. A varnish gives wood a richer colour and comes in gloss, satin and matt.

    • Why do wood knots show through paint?
      • Wood contains lots of chemicals. These are more concentrated in the knots. As wood moves these chemicals come to the surface and cause the paint to stain. Our KnotBlock Primer helps to prevent the paint from staining. 

    • How do you prepare internal wood before painting?
      • Give the wood a wipe down with some white spirit to remove any residue. Give it a good sand with sandpaper and wipe down with a damp cloth. Leave the wood to dry completely before painting.

    • Which primer can be used under gloss paint?
      • Any of our primers can be used under gloss paint. The finish of the paint will not be affected by the primer.

    • Do you make any oil based interior varnishes?
      • No, all of our varnishes are either water or solvent based. 

    • What is Diamond Hard?
      • Diamond Hard protection is the name which we use for our hardest varnishes and paints. They have higher hardness and scratch resistance than traditional products.

    • What is Silver Guard Technology?
      • Silver Guard technology is the name which we use for the silver based biocide which is used in Anti-Bacterial Worktop Oil. The oil goes into the wood and helps to prevent growth and cross contamination of bacteria. The anti-bacterial effect lasts up to 6 months depending on extent of use.

    • I want to paint a pine door, what product would you recommend?
      • As pine is a knotty wood make sure you prime it using our KnotBlock Primer. This will help prevent any staining from the knots coming through the paint. Once the primer is dry, you can coat it with whatever colour wood paint you like.

    • What is the difference between a wax and a varnish?
      • A wax leaves a great finish but is not as durable as a varnish. A varnish creates a seal over the wood and should be used in areas that are more prone to damage.

    • Is Yacht Varnish suitable for interior use?
      • Yacht Varnish is extremely durable. It can be used inside and outside but remember it is solvent based, so if using inside make sure the room is well ventilated.

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