Our DIY ‘Star Buys’ For May, 2020

Let’s Take a Closer Look at Three of Our Top DIY Product Picks for May – Selected by Our Expert Product Advisors!

Sikkens exterior wood protection - brochure cover photo

With most of us spending more time at home than usual, it’s no surprise that many people across Ireland are turning their hands to DIY projects for either the first time or… for the first time in quite a while!

And that’s not a bad thing. At Carbon Paint Centre, we’re firm believers that DIY is excellent sustenance for both the body and mind. Get some useful exercise while allowing yourself to bring out your creative streak.

Put simply, we all have that list of DIY jobs that we’ve been intending to get stuck into; there couldn’t be a better time than now.

You’ll be surprised by what you can achieve!


Looking for inspiration for your next project? Here are our top three product picks for May:

1. Rustoleum Contract Matt:


Product image: Contract White by Rust-Oleum


Rustoleum Contract Matt is a fantastic paint for all interior walls and ceilings at a fantastic price. It is a highly economical matt, solvent-free wall paint ideal for larger scale projects; highly suitable for application on existing coats of wall paint, cement and plasterwork, concrete, brick, gypsum panelling and board. It is also perfect for painting glass fibre fabric.

Key Benefits:

  • Easy to apply with good coverage rates
  • Highest quality levels
  • Hard wearing and simple to clean
  • Extremely good value for money
  • 10 Litre pack size

Buy now: Rust-Oleum Contract Matt


2. Sikkens Cetol WF771 Wood Coating:


Sikkens Cetol 771


Sikkens Cetol WF771 is our most popular wood paint. It provides a beautiful finish for wood using its unique ‘3 coats, 1 pot’ technology. It can act as a primer and as a finish. WF771 is a low build, translucent water borne system for non-stable and semi-stable constructions i.e. fence, decking, cladding, shed and other garden timbers.

Conveniently, WF771 is tintable in branch using our AkzoNobel Aquaflex mixing system. NOTE: Selected colours and tinting recipes can be strengthened to achieve semi opaque shades.

Key Benefits:

  • Available in 2.5 litre & 10 litre pack sizes
  • Simple to use – 3 coats from one pot to finish
  • Moistens wood surface without flaking
  • Excellent UV and moisture protection

Buy now: Sikkens Cetol WF771 Wood Coating


EpoxyShield Garage Floor Coating:


Rust-Oleum Epoxyshield® - Product Image

EpoxyShield Garage Floor Coating is a user friendly and easy to apply water-based epoxy garage floor coating with ultimate adhesion and durability.

The product has an excellent wear, impact and abrasion resistance (for heavy foot and vehicle traffic). It resists chemicals and standing water.

Delivered in a handy kit format, the EpoxyShield Garage Floor Coating pack consists out of a 2-part epoxy coating, a cleaning solution, decoration chips, paint paddle and an instruction DVD.

Key Benefits:

  • Easy to apply
  • Extremely hard wearing
  • Chemical and water resistant
  • Water-based
  • Fantastic finish after application

Buy now: EpoxyShield Garage Floor Coating


Need DIY advice? Speak to Barry, Darren or another member of our team on +353 1 902 3555.

COVID-19 UPDATE
COVID-19 UPDATE (18/05/2020): Carbon Paint Centre has re-opened to customers (Phase 1, Getting Ireland Back to Work - Safely). In order to protect both our customers and staff, the number of individuals entering our premises at any one time is limited; strict social distancing measures are in place. Remember, customers may continue to order online or over the phone. For more information, phone +353 1 902 3555.
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