When choosing the finishing touches for your project, you may be wondering where is best to find everything you may need. To get the most out of your internal and external doors from Glasgow, look no further than right here.
Buying from Shawfield Doors means that you will be getting only the best quality and price for your projects. Supplying both DIY hobbyists and the trade with great-value wood oil, finishing pads, brushes, and wood filler for over 40 years, you won’t be disappointed by the range available at Shawfield Doors.
Our knowledgeable staff are happy to help no matter the project you’re hoping to complete. Ask us about our latest range of door finishes.
At Shawfield Doors, we supply some of the best brands for finishes to make your project look and feel as good as you need it to be. Whether you are looking for top quality or affordable prices, we have everything you could need right here.
EverBuild are the UK’s leading sealant, adhesive and building chemical brand, with customers in over 70 countries. 80% of their products are manufactured in their own factory. Part of the Sika AG brand, a speciality chemical company.
Osmo is a leading German producer and provider of modern wood finishing products. Their products are available in over 60 countries worldwide. Easy application and very high coverage, perfect for colour and protection of exterior or interior wooden projects.
Shawfield Timber is a leading supplier to the joinery trade across the central belt of Scotland. Established for over 30 years they offer a complete service to joinery specialists with wood products, flooring, and hardware.
Anatomy of a Paint Brush
The paint brush handle is normally made of wood or plastic and rounded in shape to fit your hand.
The ferrule /pronounced: ferul/ is a metal ring which strengthens the handle – preventing the brush from splitting or wearing – and holds the bristles onto the handle.
The bristles are sometimes referred to as filaments or hairs. They can be made from natural animal hair (such as ox), synthetic fibers or a combination of both. Decorating brushes will normally be shaped as either flat or edged.
There are different types of paint brushes so it is important to select the correct one for the project.
An angled brush is normally used for painting trims, cabinets, corners or in cutting (painting areas too tight for a roller). Angular brushes make it easier to paint a clean line and are best used for finer finishes.
Flat brushes are for flat surfaces and generally provide all-around use. The flat edge helps cover the surface with fewer brush strokes.
Length of Brush
1-2 inch bristle length is good for small surfaces such as trims, raised mouldings and touch-ups.
2-3 inch bristle length is good for general use and exterior trims.
3-6 inch bristle length is good for larger areas, such as a garage door.
Natural vs Synthetic Paint Brushes
What is a natural bristle brush? Natural bristles are made from animal hair and are best for applying oil based alkyd paints. Good quality natural brushes are known for their strength and resilience; providing a natural stiffness to brush.
What is a synthetic paint brush? Synthetic bristles are made from nylon, polyester or a combination. Water based finishes should always be painted with a synthetic paint brush as natural hairs will soak up and create a messy finish.
Paint Brush Cleaner
Good paint brushes will cost more, so it’s important to make your high-quality brush last. When finished painting scrape off as much paint as you can then soak the brush in warm soapy water. Dry with a clean cloth and comb the bristles thoroughly. If you were using solvent based paints then you may also require to use liquid wax cleaner or thinner for cleaning gloss paint off brushes.
Sand lightly between coats using an abrasive finishing pad. Using a finishing pad will rough the surface up a bit and rub out dust, hairs or drips. Or use the pad to smooth and remove blemishes or scratches.
P120 or P180? Sanding projects use grit sizes. The lower number grits have larger abrasive particles meaning they remove more material but would create more scratches. The higher number indicates smaller particles that don’t remove as much material but leave a finer, more polished material. We recommend P120 to smooth doors and prepare for final finishing. We recommend P180 to remove scratches, wood grain fibers and scuffs.
You can reinforce your finishing pad by using duct tape on one side of the pad for more durability.
- Prepare by sanding the damaged area and remove all the dust
- Apply filler using a putty knife, overfill slightly to allow for filler shrinkage
- Smooth the top surface with putty knife
- Allow the wood filler to dry then sand the surface
- Paint or stain to make the repair unnoticeable
Wood filler is intended for superficial issues, such as scratches and small imperfections.
In the unlikely event of a warranty claim becoming necessary, please contact us immediately and provide the following details:
- Your name, address and telephone number
- Original invoice with date of purchase
- Product description
- Description of defect
- Photographic evidence